Learn how to interpret polling information with SPJ

As we close in on the home stretch of this election season, state and national polls will be coming hot and heavy. But what do the numbers actually mean? How do you interpret them in a way that your audience can really understand?

The Valley of the Sun Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists presents a special program with polling guru Bruce Merrill, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the boardroom of the Associated Press’s Phoenix bureau, 1850 N. Central Ave. Parking is free.

The event is FREE for SPJ members and $5 for non-members, payable at the door (cash or check only). RSVPs requested by no later than noon on Sept. 12 to info@phoenixspj.org or call 602-410-1267. For more details, download the program flier.

AP Phoenix Seeks Editorial Assistant

AP is looking for an editorial assistant that wants to grow and develop multimedia and interactive skills.

LSH1008-831 — Editorial Assistant, West Regional Desk

The Associated Press seeks a full-time Editorial Assistant at its regional editing desk in Phoenix. This is a temporary position expected to last up to two years.

The regional desk editorial assistant joins a team that leads general news coverage and provides support to state bureaus in one of the AP’s four domestic regions. An EA is typically a journalist interested in gaining newsroom experience and working toward a position as an AP newsperson. He or she will handle a variety of clerical tasks, both for the state bureaus in the territory and the regional desk. They include: Continue reading