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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

Full Stack .Net Developer
We are looking for an experienced .Net developer to join our team and work on products associated with our core business: news media. This means focusing on our roadmap for an array of editorial technologies and primarily our multimedia website which serves images and video to our customers.
Based in Rhodes (close to amenities and transport), this full-time opportunity is diverse and flexible. The ideal candidate will be engrossed with automation and accuracy. An interest or passion for the news industry and the publishing process would be a bonus.
To be successful in this role you will ideally have:
- A Computer Science degree or equivalent
- At least 3 years’ experience in full-stack web development
- Technically sound across the Microsoft stack:  ASP.Net, MVC, C#/VB.Net, SQL Server and Entity framework
- Expertise in front-end development, using modern Javascript and Web technologies (e.g. AngularJS/React)
- Familiarity with database technologies including both relational (SQL Server, Postgres) and NoSQL systems (MongoDB)
- Experience designing and developing for RESTful APIs
- Experience (or interest) in working with Agile development projects such as Scrum and experience with test-driven development and continuous integration
- Familiarity with open source search technologies such as Elasticsearch or SOLR
- Competency in working with both GNU/Linux-based and Windows platforms
- Competency in the development of web-based software
- Competency in deploying solutions using Amazon Web Services
- The ability to work autonomously and within a team
- The passion to learn new technologies
- Great communication skills and enthusiasm to motivate the team
If you want to join a talented team and work on exciting projects in the news media space, we’d love to hear from you.
Please send your resume and cover letter to applications@aap.com.au.

Full Stack Web Developer

We are looking for a keen full stack developer with an unquestionable passion for building amazing software to join our Agile team in the development and deployment of Superdesk (https://github.com/superdesk/superdesk), which is an end-to-end news production platform being developed in conjunction with Prague-based open source foundation called Sourcefabric (https://www.sourcefabric.org/).
Based in Rhodes (close to amenities and transport), the full-time opportunity is diverse and flexible and involves working directly with some of Australia’s best editorial staff.
The ideal candidate will be engrossed with automation and accuracy. Possessing a deep interest in the news industry and the publishing process would be a bonus.
Does this sound like you or someone you know? If it does, we are accepting applications over the next two weeks until 1 July 2016.
To be successful in this role you will ideally have:

A Computer Science degree or equivalent

- 2-3 years’ experience in full-stack web development
- Knowledge and experience in back-end software development. Familiarity with Python a plus
- Experience in front-end development using modern Javascript and Web technologies such as - AngularJS/React
- Familiarity with mainstream database technologies. Experience in MongoDB a plus.
- Experience designing and developing for APIs
- Experience (or interest) in working on Agile development projects, extending to test-driven development and continuous integration
- Familiarity with popular open source technologies such as Elasticsearch, Redis, RabbitMQ and Celery
- Experience working with both GNU/Linux-based and Windows platforms
- The ability to work autonomously and within a team
- The passion to learn new technologies
- Great communication skills and enthusiasm to motivate the team
If you would like to join a talented team as part of an exciting international open source project, we’d love to hear from you.
The inclusion of a cover letter in your application would be appreciated. Please email through toapplications@aap.com.au
Sports Results Operator | Casual | Rhodes based 

We require experienced typists to fill two roles in our busy newsroom located in Rhodes.

The first position involves taking sports results over the phone and managing emailed results, while the second position is similar but also includes typing stories dictated over the telephone.

The successful candidate will have a minimum typing speed of 60 wpm, accuracy in touch typing, coupled with excellent spelling and a sound comprehension of the English language. A keen interest and strong knowledge of sport is considered advantageous to this role.   

Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a typing and grammar test, followed by a face to face interview.

The successful applicants must be available to work Saturday afternoons and evenings every week.
If you are interested in this position, send your resume to applications@aap.com.au.

AAP Journalism Trainee Programs
 
AAP offers a comprehensive training program for entry-level journalists.
 
Training is available in three stages - editorial assistant, news intern and cadetship. Applicants will be considered for all three levels.
 
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Positions are available in our busy Sydney and Melbourne newsrooms. EAs learn the skills of journalism from the ground up - dealing with phone calls and news releases, monitoring news bulletins, compiling news diaries, basic news-writing skills, compiling biographies and assisting reporters with research.
 
NEWS INTERN
Positions are available in AAP newsrooms in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Brisbane, with multiple positions at head office in Sydney. Successful applicants will join the News Discovery team, where they will learn the crafts of online research, data mining, video sourcing, reporting and news writing. There will also be appropriate legal training.
 
CADET
AAP's highly regarded cadetship program offers comprehensive training in all the skills necessary for journalists in the digital age, while emphasising the traditional virtues of accuracy, speed, shorthand, ethical reporting, clear writing and good grammar.
The Sydney-based program draws on the combined experiences of senior editorial staff, in a series of lectures, practical work and field trips, with regular skills workshops from AAP's training editor.
Cadets are shown how to write fast and tight, keeping in mind AAP's intense time pressures in getting the story out first. Our main editorial principle is constantly reinforced: speed is essential but accuracy is more important.
The program also features training in court reporting, 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 reporting disciplines - including general reporting, finance, politics, courts, entertainment, sport and racing.
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
Competition for training positions is fierce, and the standard of applicants exceptional.
AAP looks for trainees 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 online services.
A curriculum vitae should also show evidence the applicant is a self-starter.
For a cadetship, a history of intern placements or work experience at a range of respected media organisations and a current driver's licence is a prerequisite.
Applications for AAP's 2016-17 trainee programs will open on March 21, 2016 and close on April 8, 2016.
Email your CV and body of published work (up to 10 items) to traineeapplications@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.
 
Email applications to: internships@aap.com.au

Media Liaison, Medianet | Based in Rhodes 

We have an exciting new opportunity available within our Medianet department, a fast-changing and growing division of AAP’s dynamic media organisation. 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.

We are looking for an experienced Media Liaison officer to join our team and work alongside our Medianet Editor who currently produces and publishes daily News Lists containing the most newsworthy stories from Medianet’s market-leading press release distribution service.

Based at our headquarters in Rhodes, you will be responsible for summarising and pitching press releases to the AAP newsroom and relevant Media outlets/contacts. You will maintain a high level of customer service by managing media inquiries and maintain regular communication with the media on Medianet Products and services. You will also regularly monitor and analyse the media for any topics that are newsworthy or relevant to AAP’s clients.

To secure this role, you will have:

Relevant tertiary qualifications either in journalism, public relations/communication discipline or equivalent experience;

In-depth understanding of how the Media industry operates

Experience in using social media tools and understanding of their influence in media engagement.

Accurate and quick data entry and typing skills

Strong communication skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Previous experience in data entry or a call centre environment. This is not essential but is an advantage

This is a golden opportunity to take your career to the next level. If you are interested in applying for this role, please attach your cover letter and resume to applications@aap.com.au.

Media Researcher | Based in Rhodes


We are looking for a motivated person to join our team as Media Researcher, based within our Medianet division. Medianet provides a unique and specialised Press Release and Database CRM tool utilised by organisations requiring customised and filtered news dissemination.

Based in our Rhodes office, you will be responsible for maintaining AAP’s media databases by liaising with Media outlets and contacts to ensure their details are up-to-date and recording this information into our databases. You will also be responsible for researching additional information to add to our databases by contacting other outlets and contacts by phone and/or email.

A large part of this role is performed over the phone and email, therefore to secure this role, you will possess:

-          Excellent communication and have an engaging personality

-          The ability to work fast but also have accurate data entry/keyboarding skills.

-          Exceptional attention to detail

-          Strong computer skills

This is a great entry level role with opportunity for career growth within the media industry.

Previous experience in data entry or a call-centre environment is an advantage.

To apply for this role, please attach your cover letter and resume to applications@aap.com.au.

Marketing Assistant | Based in Rhodes 

AAP Medianet is Australia's leading provider of press release distribution and media intelligence services in Australia. As a division of Australian Associated Press, Medianet is highly regarded in the industry and banks some of the top companies and PR agencies as its clients. 

We have an exciting career opportunity for a hardworking, efficient and highly organised Marketing Assistant to work across our Medianet business which includes AAP Medianet, AAP Directories and The Media Research Group.

Based at our headquarters in Rhodes, you will work closely with the Brand Manager and commercial team to support all aspects of marketing communications and administration across our division.

This is a perfect opportunity for a communications savvy marketer to work within the heart of the media industry of Australia. The individual will be required to implement strategies to engage, retain and drive loyalty of clients whilst also building the brand and expert position of AAP. The role requires someone to not only be innovative but be able to implement their ideas.

Among your varied duties in this role, your responsibilities will include:
Assisting in the development and delivery of marketing campaigns and client communication pieces
- Assisting in collecting and collating client and market research
- Reviewing and updating website content
- Maintenance of competitor records and the company CRM
- Write effective, professional copy for all marketing communication pieces and placements
- Innovate new promotional campaigns and brand building opportunities to include in the marketing plan

The successful candidate will:
Have a tertiary qualification in Communications or Marketing
- Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Have a high attention to detail
- Excellent copywriting skills
- Experienced or interested in a career in B2B marketing
- 1-2 years work experience in a marketing role
- Experience in email marketing or with Marketing Automation experience an advantage
- Design experience is also advantageous

To apply for this role, please attach your cover letter and resume to applications@aap.com.au.


Account Manager, Medianet | Based in Rhodes


AAP Medianet is Australia's leading provider of press release distribution and media intelligence services in Australia. As a division of Australian Associated Press, Medianet is highly regarded in the industry and banks some of the top companies and PR agencies as its clients.

We have an exciting opportunity for a professional Account Manager who is passionate in excelling in the delivery of customer experience and business results.  Based at our Rhodes office, you will manage a territory of existing clients across a variety of industry sectors as well as sourcing new business opportunities.

Among your varied duties, you will be responsible for:
- Providing exemplary account management support and high levels of customer service for new and existing clients through regular customer liaison.
- 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.

Ideally you are a self-motivated, highly passionate individual who has the energy and passion for working within the media industry.

In order to be successful in this role, you will possess:
- Experience and proven success in sales and Account Management, preferably within a solution B2B sales environment.
- Outstanding account management and retention skills with a strong customer focus.
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills with the ability to communicate at a high level with clients.
- A good understanding of the business market.
- Strategic & analytical thinker required to solve client needs.
- Experience working with a PR, corporate commissions or marketing client base or in the media industry will be considered favourably, but not essential.
- The ability and desire to run your territory like a business

This is a great opportunity build on your existing sales ability and make your mark on a dynamic business.

To apply for this role, please attach your cover letter and resume to applications@aap.com.au.


Account Support | Based in Rhodes 


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 commercial division.  A division of Australian Associated Press, Medianet is Australia's largest provider of PR, communication and intelligence services.

We are currently recruiting for roles in our Account Services team who manage, service and sell, to corporate communications teams, government departments and PR agencies.

This role is based at our headquarters in Rhodes and we are looking for motivated individuals who have a keen eye for delivering results. The day-to-day role includes phone-based sales (inbound and outbound), account servicing, trend analysis, campaign work and post-sale consulting and new business prospecting.

This role provides excellent career progression opportunities for a strong phone-based sales person or customer service executive looking to branch into sales.

Key responsibilities
- Develop an understanding of the current and potential Medianet client base and source information and leads to positively impact the sale
- Daily lead identification and nurturing as well as sourcing and responding to opportunities generated by news trends as they present
- Perform new business introductions, set meetings and scope the size of the opportunity
- Deliver and provide clients assistance with product updates and product training
- Manage inbound customer enquiries and provide a timely response
- On boarding new clients
- Up selling and cross selling
- Maintaining the CRM as well as territory and opportunity reporting

This role will involve mainly phone based sales and customer service but with scope to include client facing and potentially some interstate travel.

Requirements
- Minimum 1 year of sales experience, preferably with B2B products or a phone-based customer service background
- Strong phone based sales and service skills
- Motivated and results oriented
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to build relationships and rapport
- Be energetic and have a desire to sell / achieve results

This is a great opportunity to enter a sales career with a view to progress within our company. If you are interested in applying for this role, please attach your cover letter and resume to applications@aap.com.au.

Full Stack .Net Developer | Based in Rhodes

We are looking for an experienced .Net developer to join our team and work on products associated with our core business: news media. This means focusing on our roadmap for an array of editorial technologies and primarily our multimedia website which serves images and video to our customers.

Based in Rhodes (close to amenities and transport), this full-time opportunity is diverse and flexible. The ideal candidate will be engrossed with automation and accuracy. An interest or passion for the news industry and the publishing process would be a bonus.

 To be successful in this role you will ideally have:
- A Computer Science degree or equivalent
- At least 3 years’ experience in full-stack web development
- Technically sound across the Microsoft stack: ASP.Net, MVC, C#/VB.Net, SQL Server and Entity framework
- Expertise in front-end development, using modern Javascript and Web technologies (e.g. AngularJS/React)
- Familiarity with database technologies including both relational (SQL Server, Postgres) and NoSQL systems (MongoDB)
- Experience designing and developing for RESTful APIs
- Experience (or interest) in working with Agile development projects such as Scrum and experience with test-driven development and continuous integration
- Familiarity with open source search technologies such as Elasticsearch or SOLR
- Competency in working with both GNU/Linux-based and Windows platforms
- Competency in the development of web-based software
- Competency in deploying solutions using Amazon Web Services
- The ability to work autonomously and within a team
- The passion to learn new technologies
- Great communication skills and enthusiasm to motivate the team

If you want to join a talented team and work on exciting projects in the news media space, we’d love to hear from you. Please send your resume and cover letter to applications@aap.com.au.

Full Stack Web Developer | Based in Rhodes

We are looking for a keen full stack developer with an unquestionable passion for building amazing software to join our Agile team in the development and deployment of Superdesk (https://github.com/superdesk/superdesk), which is an end-to-end news production platform being developed in conjunction with Prague-based open source foundation called Sourcefabric (https://www.sourcefabric.org/).

Based in Rhodes, the full-time opportunity is diverse and flexible and involves working directly with some of Australia’s best editorial staff.

The ideal candidate will be engrossed with automation and accuracy. Possessing a deep interest in the news industry and the publishing process would be a bonus.

Does this sound like you or someone you know? If it does, we are accepting applications over the next two weeks until 1 July 2016.

To be successful in this role you will ideally have:

A Computer Science degree or equivalent

- 2-3 years’ experience in full-stack web development
- Knowledge and experience in back-end software development. Familiarity with Python a plus
- Experience in front-end development using modern Javascript and Web technologies such as - AngularJS/React
- Familiarity with mainstream database technologies. Experience in MongoDB a plus.
- Experience designing and developing for APIs
- Experience (or interest) in working on Agile development projects, extending to test-driven development and continuous integration
- Familiarity with popular open source technologies such as Elasticsearch, Redis, RabbitMQ and Celery
- Experience working with both GNU/Linux-based and Windows platforms
- The ability to work autonomously and within a team
- The passion to learn new technologies
- Great communication skills and enthusiasm to motivate the team

If you would like to join a talented team as part of an exciting international open source project, we’d love to hear from you.

The inclusion of a cover letter in your application would be appreciated. Please email through to applications@aap.com.au

Sports Results Operator | Casual | Rhodes based 

We require experienced typists to fill two roles in our busy newsroom located in Rhodes.

The first position involves taking sports results over the phone and managing emailed results, while the second position is similar but also includes typing stories dictated over the telephone.

The successful candidate will have a minimum typing speed of 60 wpm, accuracy in touch typing, coupled with excellent spelling and a sound comprehension of the English language. A keen interest and strong knowledge of sport is considered advantageous to this role. 

Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a typing and grammar test, followed by a face to face interview.

The successful applicants must be available to work Saturday afternoons and evenings every week.
If you are interested in this position, send your resume to applications@aap.com.au.

AAP Journalism Trainee Programs

AAP offers a comprehensive training program for entry-level journalists.

Training is available in three stages - editorial assistant, news intern and cadetship. Applicants will be considered for all three levels.

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Positions are available in our busy Sydney and Melbourne newsrooms. EAs learn the skills of journalism from the ground up - dealing with phone calls and news releases, monitoring news bulletins, compiling news diaries, basic news-writing skills, compiling biographies and assisting reporters with research.

NEWS INTERN
Positions are available in AAP newsrooms in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Brisbane, with multiple positions at head office in Sydney. Successful applicants will join the News Discovery team, where they will learn the crafts of online research, data mining, video sourcing, reporting and news writing. There will also be appropriate legal training.

CADET
AAP's highly regarded cadetship program offers comprehensive training in all the skills necessary for journalists in the digital age, while emphasising the traditional virtues of accuracy, speed, shorthand, ethical reporting, clear writing and good grammar.

The Sydney-based program draws on the combined experiences of senior editorial staff, in a series of lectures, practical work and field trips, with regular skills workshops from AAP's training editor.
Cadets are shown how to write fast and tight, keeping in mind AAP's intense time pressures in getting the story out first. Our main editorial principle is constantly reinforced: speed is essential but accuracy is more important.

The program also features training in court reporting, 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 reporting disciplines - including general reporting, finance, politics, courts, entertainment, sport and racing. 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
Competition for training positions is fierce, and the standard of applicants exceptional. AAP looks for trainees 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 online services.

A curriculum vitae should also show evidence the applicant is a self-starter.

For a cadetship, a history of intern placements or work experience at a range of respected media organisations and a current driver's licence is a prerequisite.

Applications for AAP's 2016-17 trainee programs will open on March 21, 2016 and close on April 8, 2016.

Email your CV and body of published work (up to 10 items) to traineeapplications@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.

Email applications to: internships@aap.com.au



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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.

AAP ethical
standards

AAP is committed to maintaining the highest standards of accuracy, impartiality and fairness. AAP is a member of, and is bound by the Standards of Practice of the Australian Press Council. If you believe the Standards may have been breached, you may approach AAP itself by emailing standards@aap.com.au or contact the council by info@presscouncil.org.au or by phone on +61 2 9261 1930.

For further information please visit www.presscouncil.org.au.