After confirming it would cut a total of 90 jobs last week, the Associated Press has named six news editors and four interim regional photo editors amidst further restructuring intitiatives in the US. The appointees will oversee the now expanded multistate territories and are supposed to ensure the quality of the wire sevice's state reports.
"No news organization has a deeper commitment to state-by-state coverage of the United States," said Senior Managing Editor, Mike Oreskes on Friday.
"These appointments put strong news managers in charge of vital territories. Their job will be to bolster our state news reports, in text and photos, while also continuing to strengthen our coverage of the United States for all our members and customers."
The six news editors are all currently AP news editors and have the brief to 'add oversight of one or more states'. The photo editors, under the oversight of Assistant National Photo Editor, Tom Stathis in Los Angeles, will take responsibility for photo coordination, photo consistency and quality for the four regions and the 50 state photo reports, according to AP.