Decades of
collective
media experience

The AAP Executive team is formed from some of the most experienced and talented media and business professionals in Australia. With varied backgrounds and expertise in the fields of business, media and publishing, the Executive team lays the foundation for what AAP is today and will be tomorrow.

Connecting Australia
to the world's
leading media

AAP has cultivated relationships with some of the world's leading news agencies, digital organisations and newswires. Together, AAP and its partners provide global, time-critical news, images and video to the world. And through these unique relationships AAP provides Australian organisations the ability to access the world's newswire network.

AAP is built
on great talent

AAP's success can be attributed to the great people that work here. The diversity of AAP, from journalists to multimedia designers, ensures that there is a chance to grow for anyone with a passion for media. Take a look below to see what opportunities are available.

AAP relies on its employees to continuously drive its businesses forward. With diverse opportunities in the fields of journalism, administration, IT development and system engineering, finance, sales, marketing, customer service and across many more fields, AAP looks to employ anyone with a passion for media. Take a look below to see what opportunities are available.

Career Opportunities

We have an exciting role available for a motivated and driven professional who is looking for a career starting opportunity to be based within our Newswire Commercial team.
Reporting to the Sales Manager and working directly with a team of Account Managers, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of a number of clients throughout Australia.  With a strong focus on promoting services across all of AAP’s divisions and providing high levels of support and customer service, this role provides excellent career progression opportunities for candidates who have strong phone-based sales or customer service skills. 
Some of the key responsibilities in this role are:
Developing a thorough understanding of products across all of AAP’s products and actively promoting our services to clients.
Assisting the Account Management team by proactively providing client, market and product feedback.
Implement strategies to facilitate client retention and maximise revenue growth.
Ensuring highest level of customer service through regular contact with clients.
Deliver and provide client assistance with product updates and product training.
Manage inbound customer enquiries and provide a timely response.
Requirements
1 year of sales, preferably with B2B products or a phone-based customer service background (inbound and outbound).
Strong solution based selling and customer service abilities. 
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A team player with experience with providing support to others.
Ability to build relationships and rapport 
This is a great opportunity to enter a sales career with a view to progress within our company.  It is a full time position based at our head office in Rhodes.
Offering generous base salary + super.
If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au.We have an exciting role available for a motivated and driven professional who is looking for a career starting opportunity to be based within our Newswire Commercial team.
Reporting to the Sales Manager and working directly with a team of Account Managers, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of a number of clients throughout Australia.  With a strong focus on promoting services across all of AAP’s divisions and providing high levels of support and customer service, this role provides excellent career progression opportunities for candidates who have strong phone-based sales or customer service skills. 
Some of the key responsibilities in this role are:
Developing a thorough understanding of products across all of AAP’s products and actively promoting our services to clients.
Assisting the Account Management team by proactively providing client, market and product feedback.
Implement strategies to facilitate client retention and maximise revenue growth.
Ensuring highest level of customer service through regular contact with clients.
Deliver and provide client assistance with product updates and product training.
Manage inbound customer enquiries and provide a timely response.
Requirements
1 year of sales, preferably with B2B products or a phone-based customer service background (inbound and outbound).
Strong solution based selling and customer service abilities. 
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A team player with experience with providing support to others.
Ability to build relationships and rapport 
This is a great opportunity to enter a sales career with a view to progress within our company.  It is a full time position based at our head office in Rhodes.
Offering generous base salary + super.
If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.

Account Support Executive

e have an exciting role available for a motivated and driven professional who is looking for a career starting opportunity to be based within our Newswire Commercial team.

Reporting to the Sales Manager and working directly with a team of Account Managers, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of a number of clients throughout Australia.  With a strong focus on promoting services across all of AAP’s divisions and providing high levels of support and customer service, this role provides excellent career progression opportunities for candidates who have strong phone-based sales or customer service skills.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role are:

» Developing a thorough understanding of products across all of AAP’s products and actively promoting our services to clients.
» Assisting the Account Management team by proactively providing client, market and product feedback.
» Implement strategies to facilitate client retention and maximise revenue growth.
» Ensuring highest level of customer service through regular contact with clients.
» Deliver and provide client assistance with product updates and product training.
» Manage inbound customer enquiries and provide a timely response.

Requirements

» 1 year of sales, preferably with B2B products or a phone-based customer service background (inbound and outbound).
» Strong solution based selling and customer service abilities.
» Excellent written and verbal communication skills
» A team player with experience with providing support to others.
» Ability to build relationships and rapport

This is a great opportunity to enter a sales career with a view to progress within our company.  It is a full time position based at our head office in Rhodes.

Offering generous base salary + super.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au.
e have an exciting role available for a motivated and driven professional who is looking for a career starting opportunity to be based within our Newswire Commercial team.

Reporting to the Sales Manager and working directly with a team of Account Managers, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of a number of clients throughout Australia.  With a strong focus on promoting services across all of AAP’s divisions and providing high levels of support and customer service, this role provides excellent career progression opportunities for candidates who have strong phone-based sales or customer service skills.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role are:

» Developing a thorough understanding of products across all of AAP’s products and actively promoting our services to clients.
» Assisting the Account Management team by proactively providing client, market and product feedback.
» Implement strategies to facilitate client retention and maximise revenue growth.
» Ensuring highest level of customer service through regular contact with clients.
» Deliver and provide client assistance with product updates and product training.
» Manage inbound customer enquiries and provide a timely response.

Requirements

» 1 year of sales, preferably with B2B products or a phone-based customer service background (inbound and outbound).
» Strong solution based selling and customer service abilities.
» Excellent written and verbal communication skills
» A team player with experience with providing support to others.
» Ability to build relationships and rapport

This is a great opportunity to enter a sales career with a view to progress within our company.  It is a full time position based at our head office in Rhodes.

Offering generous base salary + super.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au.
e have an exciting role available for a motivated and driven professional who is looking for a career starting opportunity to be based within our Newswire Commercial team.

Reporting to the Sales Manager and working directly with a team of Account Managers, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of a number of clients throughout Australia.  With a strong focus on promoting services across all of AAP’s divisions and providing high levels of support and customer service, this role provides excellent career progression opportunities for candidates who have strong phone-based sales or customer service skills.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role are:

» Developing a thorough understanding of products across all of AAP’s products and actively promoting our services to clients.
» Assisting the Account Management team by proactively providing client, market and product feedback.
» Implement strategies to facilitate client retention and maximise revenue growth.
» Ensuring highest level of customer service through regular contact with clients.
» Deliver and provide client assistance with product updates and product training.
» Manage inbound customer enquiries and provide a timely response.

Requirements

» 1 year of sales, preferably with B2B products or a phone-based customer service background (inbound and outbound).
» Strong solution based selling and customer service abilities.
» Excellent written and verbal communication skills
» A team player with experience with providing support to others.
» Ability to build relationships and rapport

This is a great opportunity to enter a sales career with a view to progress within our company.  It is a full time position based at our head office in Rhodes.

Offering generous base salary + super.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au.
e have an exciting role available for a motivated and driven professional who is looking for a career starting opportunity to be based within our Newswire Commercial team.

Reporting to the Sales Manager and working directly with a team of Account Managers, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of a number of clients throughout Australia.  With a strong focus on promoting services across all of AAP’s divisions and providing high levels of support and customer service, this role provides excellent career progression opportunities for candidates who have strong phone-based sales or customer service skills.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role are:

» Developing a thorough understanding of products across all of AAP’s products and actively promoting our services to clients.
» Assisting the Account Management team by proactively providing client, market and product feedback.
» Implement strategies to facilitate client retention and maximise revenue growth.
» Ensuring highest level of customer service through regular contact with clients.
» Deliver and provide client assistance with product updates and product training.
» Manage inbound customer enquiries and provide a timely response.

Requirements

» 1 year of sales, preferably with B2B products or a phone-based customer service background (inbound and outbound).
» Strong solution based selling and customer service abilities.
» Excellent written and verbal communication skills
» A team player with experience with providing support to others.
» Ability to build relationships and rapport

This is a great opportunity to enter a sales career with a view to progress within our company.  It is a full time position based at our head office in Rhodes.

Offering generous base salary + super.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au.
e have an exciting role available for a motivated and driven professional who is looking for a career starting opportunity to be based within our Newswire Commercial team.

Reporting to the Sales Manager and working directly with a team of Account Managers, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of a number of clients throughout Australia.  With a strong focus on promoting services across all of AAP’s divisions and providing high levels of support and customer service, this role provides excellent career progression opportunities for candidates who have strong phone-based sales or customer service skills.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role are:

» Developing a thorough understanding of products across all of AAP’s products and actively promoting our services to clients.
» Assisting the Account Management team by proactively providing client, market and product feedback.
» Implement strategies to facilitate client retention and maximise revenue growth.
» Ensuring highest level of customer service through regular contact with clients.
» Deliver and provide client assistance with product updates and product training.
» Manage inbound customer enquiries and provide a timely response.

Requirements

» 1 year of sales, preferably with B2B products or a phone-based customer service background (inbound and outbound).
» Strong solution based selling and customer service abilities.
» Excellent written and verbal communication skills
» A team player with experience with providing support to others.
» Ability to build relationships and rapport

This is a great opportunity to enter a sales career with a view to progress within our company.  It is a full time position based at our head office in Rhodes.

Offering generous base salary + super.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au.
e have an exciting role available for a motivated and driven professional who is looking for a career starting opportunity to be based within our Newswire Commercial team.

Reporting to the Sales Manager and working directly with a team of Account Managers, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of a number of clients throughout Australia.  With a strong focus on promoting services across all of AAP’s divisions and providing high levels of support and customer service, this role provides excellent career progression opportunities for candidates who have strong phone-based sales or customer service skills.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role are:

» Developing a thorough understanding of products across all of AAP’s products and actively promoting our services to clients.
» Assisting the Account Management team by proactively providing client, market and product feedback.
» Implement strategies to facilitate client retention and maximise revenue growth.
» Ensuring highest level of customer service through regular contact with clients.
» Deliver and provide client assistance with product updates and product training.
» Manage inbound customer enquiries and provide a timely response.

Requirements

» 1 year of sales, preferably with B2B products or a phone-based customer service background (inbound and outbound).
» Strong solution based selling and customer service abilities.
» Excellent written and verbal communication skills
» A team player with experience with providing support to others.
» Ability to build relationships and rapport

This is a great opportunity to enter a sales career with a view to progress within our company.  It is a full time position based at our head office in Rhodes.

Offering generous base salary + super.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au.
e have an exciting role available for a motivated and driven professional who is looking for a career starting opportunity to be based within our Newswire Commercial team.

Reporting to the Sales Manager and working directly with a team of Account Managers, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of a number of clients throughout Australia.  With a strong focus on promoting services across all of AAP’s divisions and providing high levels of support and customer service, this role provides excellent career progression opportunities for candidates who have strong phone-based sales or customer service skills.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role are:

» Developing a thorough understanding of products across all of AAP’s products and actively promoting our services to clients.
» Assisting the Account Management team by proactively providing client, market and product feedback.
» Implement strategies to facilitate client retention and maximise revenue growth.
» Ensuring highest level of customer service through regular contact with clients.
» Deliver and provide client assistance with product updates and product training.
» Manage inbound customer enquiries and provide a timely response.

Requirements

» 1 year of sales, preferably with B2B products or a phone-based customer service background (inbound and outbound).
» Strong solution based selling and customer service abilities.
» Excellent written and verbal communication skills
» A team player with experience with providing support to others.
» Ability to build relationships and rapport

This is a great opportunity to enter a sales career with a view to progress within our company.  It is a full time position based at our head office in Rhodes.

Offering generous base salary + super.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au.
We have an exciting role available for a motivated and driven professional who is looking for a career starting opportunity to be based within our Newswire Commercial team.

Reporting to the Sales Manager and working directly with a team of Account Managers, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of a number of clients throughout Australia.  With a strong focus on promoting services across all of AAP’s divisions and providing high levels of support and customer service, this role provides excellent career progression opportunities for candidates who have strong phone-based sales or customer service skills.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role are:

» Developing a thorough understanding of products across all of AAP’s products and actively promoting our services to clients.
» Assisting the Account Management team by proactively providing client, market and product feedback.
» Implement strategies to facilitate client retention and maximise revenue growth.
» Ensuring highest level of customer service through regular contact with clients.
» Deliver and provide client assistance with product updates and product training.
» Manage inbound customer enquiries and provide a timely response.

Requirements

» 1 year of sales, preferably with B2B products or a phone-based customer service background (inbound and outbound).
» Strong solution based selling and customer service abilities.
» Excellent written and verbal communication skills
» A team player with experience with providing support to others.
» Ability to build relationships and rapport

This is a great opportunity to enter a sales career with a view to progress within our company.  It is a full time position based at our head office in Rhodes.

Offering generous base salary + super.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au.
We have an exciting role available for a motivated and driven professional who is looking for a career starting opportunity to be based within our Newswire Commercial team.

Reporting to the Sales Manager and working directly with a team of Account Managers, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of a number of clients throughout Australia.  With a strong focus on promoting services across all of AAP’s divisions and providing high levels of support and customer service, this role provides excellent career progression opportunities for candidates who have strong phone-based sales or customer service skills.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role are:

» Developing a thorough understanding of products across all of AAP’s products and actively promoting our services to clients.
» Assisting the Account Management team by proactively providing client, market and product feedback.
» Implement strategies to facilitate client retention and maximise revenue growth.
» Ensuring highest level of customer service through regular contact with clients.
» Deliver and provide client assistance with product updates and product training.
» Manage inbound customer enquiries and provide a timely response.

Requirements

» 1 year of sales, preferably with B2B products or a phone-based customer service background (inbound and outbound).
» Strong solution based selling and customer service abilities.
» Excellent written and verbal communication skills
» A team player with experience with providing support to others.
» Ability to build relationships and rapport

This is a great opportunity to enter a sales career with a view to progress within our company.  It is a full time position based at our head office in Rhodes.

Offering generous base salary + super.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au.
We have an exciting role available for a motivated and driven professional who is looking for a career starting opportunity to be based within our Newswire Commercial team.

Reporting to the Sales Manager and working directly with a team of Account Managers, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of a number of clients throughout Australia.  With a strong focus on promoting services across all of AAP’s divisions and providing high levels of support and customer service, this role provides excellent career progression opportunities for candidates who have strong phone-based sales or customer service skills.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role are:

» Developing a thorough understanding of products across all of AAP’s products and actively promoting our services to clients.
» Assisting the Account Management team by proactively providing client, market and product feedback.
» Implement strategies to facilitate client retention and maximise revenue growth.
» Ensuring highest level of customer service through regular contact with clients.
» Deliver and provide client assistance with product updates and product training.
» Manage inbound customer enquiries and provide a timely response.

Requirements

» 1 year of sales, preferably with B2B products or a phone-based customer service background (inbound and outbound).
» Strong solution based selling and customer service abilities.
» Excellent written and verbal communication skills
» A team player with experience with providing support to others.
» Ability to build relationships and rapport

This is a great opportunity to enter a sales career with a view to progress within our company.  It is a full time position based at our head office in Rhodes.

Offering generous base salary + super.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au.

We have an exciting role available for a motivated and driven professional who is looking for a career starting opportunity to be based within our Newswire Commercial team.

Reporting to the Sales Manager and working directly with a team of Account Managers, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of a number of clients throughout Australia.  With a strong focus on promoting services across all of AAP’s divisions and providing high levels of support and customer service, this role provides excellent career progression opportunities for candidates who have strong phone-based sales or customer service skills.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role are:

» Developing a thorough understanding of products across all of AAP’s products and actively promoting our services to clients.
» Assisting the Account Management team by proactively providing client, market and product feedback.
» Implement strategies to facilitate client retention and maximise revenue growth.
» Ensuring highest level of customer service through regular contact with clients.
» Deliver and provide client assistance with product updates and product training.
» Manage inbound customer enquiries and provide a timely response.

Requirements
» 1 year of sales, preferably with B2B products or a phone-based customer service background (inbound and outbound).
» Strong solution based selling and customer service abilities.
» Excellent written and verbal communication skills
» A team player with experience with providing support to others.
» Ability to build relationships and rapport

This is a great opportunity to enter a sales career with a view to progress within our company.  It is a full time position based at our head office in Rhodes.

Offering generous base salary + super.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au.

Medianet Editor 

We have a new opportunity available within our Medianet department, a fast-changing and growing division of AAP’s dynamic media organisation, that requires an experienced journalist to fill the position of Medianet Editor. Medianet provides a bespoke Press Release and Database service that allows clients to create and publish high-value news directly to targeted media and industry.

Based in our Rhodes office, the Medianet Editor will produce and publish daily News Lists containing the most newsworthy stories from Medianet’s market-leading press release distribution service, pitch the best stories to the AAP newsroom and AAP Newswire clients and provide constant feedback to the Medianet team about commercial opportunities.

To secure this role you will need:

» Excellent news judgement and news writing skills.
» The ability to quickly read and understand a high volume of press releases and summarise the new angles.
» Produce accurate, well-written, publish-ready content on deadline without supervision.
» The ability to exploit and integrate social media and digital story-telling.
» Strong communication skills.
» Key skills in identifying commercial opportunities and adaption.
We are offering a generous base salary plus superannuation. Previous experience working as Section Editor or Chief of Staff is desirable.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au. 
We have a new opportunity available within our Medianet department, a fast-changing and growing division of AAP’s dynamic media organisation, that requires an experienced journalist to fill the position of Medianet Editor. Medianet provides a bespoke Press Release and Database service that allows clients to create and publish high-value news directly to targeted media and industry.

Based in our Rhodes office, the Medianet Editor will produce and publish daily News Lists containing the most newsworthy stories from Medianet’s market-leading press release distribution service, pitch the best stories to the AAP newsroom and AAP Newswire clients and provide constant feedback to the Medianet team about commercial opportunities.

To secure this role you will need:

» Excellent news judgement and news writing skills.
» The ability to quickly read and understand a high volume of press releases and summarise the new angles.
» Produce accurate, well-written, publish-ready content on deadline without supervision.
» The ability to exploit and integrate social media and digital story-telling.
» Strong communication skills.
» Key skills in identifying commercial opportunities and adaption.
We are offering a generous base salary plus superannuation. Previous experience working as Section Editor or Chief of Staff is desirable.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au. 
We have a new opportunity available within our Medianet department, a fast-changing and growing division of AAP’s dynamic media organisation, that requires an experienced journalist to fill the position of Medianet Editor. Medianet provides a bespoke Press Release and Database service that allows clients to create and publish high-value news directly to targeted media and industry.

Based in our Rhodes office, the Medianet Editor will produce and publish daily News Lists containing the most newsworthy stories from Medianet’s market-leading press release distribution service, pitch the best stories to the AAP newsroom and AAP Newswire clients and provide constant feedback to the Medianet team about commercial opportunities.

To secure this role you will need:

» Excellent news judgement and news writing skills.
» The ability to quickly read and understand a high volume of press releases and summarise the new angles.
» Produce accurate, well-written, publish-ready content on deadline without supervision.
» The ability to exploit and integrate social media and digital story-telling.
» Strong communication skills.
» Key skills in identifying commercial opportunities and adaption.
We are offering a generous base salary plus superannuation. Previous experience working as Section Editor or Chief of Staff is desirable.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au. 

We have a new opportunity available within our Medianet department, a fast-changing and growing division of AAP’s dynamic media organisation, that requires an experienced journalist to fill the position of Medianet Editor. Medianet provides a bespoke Press Release and Database service that allows clients to create and publish high-value news directly to targeted media and industry.

Based in our Rhodes office, the Medianet Editor will produce and publish daily News Lists containing the most newsworthy stories from Medianet’s market-leading press release distribution service, pitch the best stories to the AAP newsroom and AAP Newswire clients and provide constant feedback to the Medianet team about commercial opportunities.

To secure this role you will need:

» Excellent news judgement and news writing skills.
» The ability to quickly read and understand a high volume of press releases and summarise the new angles.
» Produce accurate, well-written, publish-ready content on deadline without supervision.
» The ability to exploit and integrate social media and digital story-telling.
» Strong communication skills.
» Key skills in identifying commercial opportunities and adaption.

We are offering a generous base salary plus superannuation. Previous experience working as Section Editor or Chief of Staff is desirable.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au.


If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au.   

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au. 
Account Manager

We have some limited Account Manager opportunities available within the AAP Group. These positions will be responsible for taking our strong and long established relationships to the next level.

Working closely with the Sales and General Managers, this role will be responsible for:

» Providing exemplary account management support and high levels of customer service for new and existing clients through regular customer liasion.
» Identifying and developing new business opportunities.
» Ongoing evaluating and assessment of the market for new products and services.
» Development and preparation of sales proposals through the creation and distribution of sales and marketing collateral.
» Maintaining accurate client records.

We are looking for commercially astute and well-presented team players who relish working in the media industry. You will be able to contribute ideas and strategy, so previous account management experience within a media-related background is favourable. These are full time positions, located at our head office in Rhodes.

To secure this career move, you will possess:

» Experience and proven success in sales and account management, preferably within a solution-based B2B sales environment.
» Outstanding account management and retention skills with a strong customer focus.
» Superior communication and negotiation skills.
» A good understanding of the business market.
» Strategic & analytical skills to resolve issues.
» The ability to work to tight deadlines.
» Energy and passion for the media industry.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at applications@aap.com.au

Managing Editor - AAP Directories 

We have an exciting opportunity available to appoint a full time Managing Editor based within our AAP Directories division. AAP Directories is a leading publisher of biographical data, directories and specialist newsletters. The Who's Who in Australia series, as well as several directory titles that include Margaret Gee's Australian Media Guide, Directory of Australian Associations, National Guide to Government and The Australian Local Government Guide. All AAP Directories publications are used by the public and corporate libraries, educational institutions, government departments, corporations and SMEs across the country.

Based at our Melbourne office and reporting to the Operations Manager, this role will be responsible for:

» Managing the workflow, process and the content of the product’s database to ensure content   produced is accurate and at a high level of quality.
» Ensuring timely transmissions of biographical data and editorial quality of content prior to publishing.
» Oversee the editorial operations with a view to sustaining and growing print readership and digital   audiences.
» Work with Account Management team to grow and enhance products.
» Oversee publication production, including content, artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements.
» Management of the products database, data entry, research and the execution, twice annually, of print publications for each title.

To secure this role, you will possess:

» The ability to work to tight deadlines in a rapidly changing technology and editorial environment.
» Ability to manage team members.
» Effective communication  and time management skills.
» A keen eye for detail and excellent proof-reading skills.
» Excellent writing skills – usage, grammar, stylistically and creatively.
» Possess clear understanding of the organisation’s objectives and performance requirements.

If you are interested in this position, please email Donna Huynh at 
applications@aap.com.au


AAP Cadet Program

AAP offers a comprehensive cadet training program, which takes successful applicants through the crucial fast-filing procedures specific to news agency work, as well as multi-media skills and shorthand.

The Sydney-based program draws on the combined experiences of senior Editorial staff, in a series of lectures, practical work and field trips.

Cadets are shown how to write fast and tight, keeping in mind AAP's constant and intense time pressures in getting the story out first. Our main Editorial principle - accuracy and speed, but accuracy above speed - is reinforced.

The program also features training in court reportage, legal issues and filing technologies and there is a particular focus on multi-media, with AAP reporters now expected to file not only fast-moving text but also images, audio and video.

During the year, cadets will be rotated through all disclipines at AAP - including general reporting, sport, finance, politics and courts.

Underpinning the program are intensive weekly lessons in teeline shorthand, in which cadets must achieve 120 words per minute to graduate.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN CADETS

Competition for the few cadet spaces is fierce, and the standard of applicants exceptional.

AAP looks for cadets with a keen interest in hard news, from finance to politics, and lighter news too, such as entertainment and general human interest.

To demonstrate enthusiasm and competency, the applicant should be able to present a good body of published work, particularly that which demonstrates aptitude with hard news, and which shows some involvement in breaking news. The work should ideally include that accepted by mainstream publications and/or broadcasters and even online services.

A curriculum vitae should also show evidence the applicant is a self-starter. A history of intern placements or work experience at a range of respected media organisations and a current driver's licence is a requisite.

Applications for AAP's 2015-2016 cadet program have closed.

Email your CV and body of published work (up to 10 items) to cadetapplications@aap.com.au.

Internships at AAP

AAP offers a limited number of internship placements to final-year students of university journalism degree courses.

The internships are one single placement of five consecutive days, in the reporting bureau of the candidate’s home city.

They are designed for final-year journalism university students who seriously intend a career in journalism, so the student can experience some of the realities of a fast-paced, breaking-news environment.

Eligible interns should demonstrate a keen interest in and knowledge of news and current affairs.

Assessments of an intern’s work during the placement can count towards an application for an AAP cadetship, positions that are fiercely contested every year.

Please note that due to high demand, placements are not available for secondary school students or to graduates of university journalism degree courses.

AAP dress code is business attire or smart casual but precludes denim.
 
ELIGIBLE STUDENTS

Eligible students seeking a placement must apply in writing to the email address below, attaching a letter of recommendation from their course advisor.

Additionally, the student must attach the Certificate of Currency (otherwise known as Certificate of Insurance), outlining the university’s current Personal Accident Insurance policy details.

For the avoidance of doubt, this is a bona fide document on the insurer's letterhead which shows information including policy number, the name of the university (and/or individual) insured, period of cover, territorial limits, liability limit and scope of cover.

The student's university administrators can help with facilitating this document. Please note, general insurance-related letters on university letterhead are not acceptable.

The applicant's name should be included in the subject line of the email.
 
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Vinnies CEO Sleepout
Vinnies CEO Sleepout

AAP's Chief Executive Bruce Davidson roughs it for the homeless.

With over 100,000 sleeping rough each night, the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout raises awareness for those less fortunate. Bringing together CEOs from the nation's leading organisations, the Sleepout brings together funds to make a difference for Australia's homeless.

www.ceosleepout.com.au

Vinnes CEO Sleepout

Vinnies CEO Sleepout
All Together Now

Established in 2010 All Together Now's vision is to change behaviour to embrace cultural diversity in Australia.

This is done by creating innovative, evidence-based and effective social marketing that is positive, provocative and courageous.

Targeting the 50% of Australians who are already positive about diversity is the key as these are the people who are most likely to initiate conversations about cultural diversity and speak up when they witness racism, thereby building positive social norms.

www.alltogethernow.com.au

All Together Now

Vinnies CEO Sleepout
The Red Room Company

AAP also supports The Red Room Company, a not-for-profit organisation that creates, promotes and publishes new poetry by Australian writers in unusual ways.

As well as opening up poetry to a larger audience through radio, podcasts, live performance and collaboration with artists and designers, the organisation puts a strong emphasis on education, with programs that take poetry to schools and correctional facilities.

www.redroomcompany.org

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