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

Marketing Executive

Australian Associated Press is Australia’s only national news agency and leading provider of news and media content and business services. Reporting to the Group Sales Director, you will be responsible for building AAP’s Editorial brands, whilst delivering results to the business through an integrated marketing strategy.

You will deliver marketing campaigns and activities that enhance the existing customer’s experience, client retention as well as revenue generating campaigns. You will also be supporting and enabling the sales team to achieve business outcomes and revenue targets.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to remain very hands on in the execution and delivery of marketing initiatives whilst contributing to the marketing and communications strategy. You will be part of a team that is committed to delivering a unique brand and offering within Australia and New Zealand.

This is a 6 month fixed term role with a possibility of extension.

Key to the role will be:
• Creating end-to-end online marketing campaigns including segmentation, tracking and analysis for the Editorial division and its businesses 
• Assisting in the creation of an integrated marketing strategy and managing the delivery of the strategy, preparing marketing content including copy writing, layout, design coordination and publishing for print and online collateral, internal and external reports, press releases, case studies, campaigns, websites and other communication channels
• Writing effective copy for all marketing communication pieces and placements
• Collecting and analysing data and results for marketing reporting
• Maintaining and updating AAP Newswire’s website.
• Sourcing and coordinating relevant events, sponsorships and speaking opportunities
 
Requirements:
• Proven experience in the creation and execution of marketing programs/activities, particularly with digital marketing campaigns
• Tertiary qualifications in Communications or Marketing
• Fantastic communication skills with the ability to work with a variety of different stakeholders
• Ability to manage multiple projects across different business units
• CRM and customer data analysis experience
• Results oriented - ability to create and deliver the marketing plan
• Experience with email marketing or WYSIWYG editing skills. HTML experience is an advantage
• B2B Marketing experience is preferred
• Knowledge of the news media landscape would be an advantage

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

Telesales

AAP Directories is Australia’s leading publisher of biographical data, directories and media information. A division of Australian Associated Press, we are looking to grow

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an energetic telesales person to join our friendly and dynamic team.

We are looking for a motivated self-starter who has a passion for sales and results driven approach to work. Using a consultative selling approach to engage and convert clients, you will have a love of people and ability to work effectively in a team. In return we are offering a fun working environment, on-going training and UNCAPPED earning potential.

We have full-time and part-time hours available to the right person, with the opportunity for career progression.

Responsibilities include:

• Deliver on sales plan to achieve revenue targets
• Developing relationships internally and externally for the benefit of achieving sales targets
• Understanding customer current and future objectives, and offering clients a solution with a focus on value for money, and ultimately a strong return
• Consulting with customers on their needs and providing creative solutions
• Working co-operatively as a successful and driven team to meet Team Targets
• Articulating the value proposition of AAP Directories

The successful candidate will have:

• Tele-sales experience (desired, but if you have a real drive and confidence in your ability to sell we would love to hear from you)
• Relationship management skills
• Ability to identify and promote products and services effectively
• Ability to plan and present material in a persuasive manner to gain agreement or settlement
• Ability to manage Sales Targets and a sales drive to beat them
• Ability to actively participate as a team member working toward Team Goals

We are ideally looking for someone who can start immediately

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

Front End Web Developer (Angular JS/Python)

Australian Associated Press is Australia’s national news agency, providing news, images and information services to the media, commercial organisations and government.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a developer with good experience in front-end web development to join our Agile development team. As a member of the team, you will be a key participant in the initial and ongoing development of a major new multi-user platform, liaise with developers both here and in Europe, and help to implement new websites and web technologies.

Reporting to the Technology and Innovation Manager, you will work closely with leading Developers in the company to enhance our web development capabilities in particular using JavaScript, AngularJS and Python.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

» a Computer Science degree or equivalent
» at least 3 years experience working in front-end development using HTML/CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, Python, MongoDB, MySQL
» high competency in the development of web-based software
» high competency in modern SDLC techniques and practices
» familiarity with open source standards, tools and libraries
» competency in working with GNU/Linux-based and Windows platforms
» competency in deploying solutions using Amazon Web Services
» a working familiarity with both Java and .NET development
» great communication and the passion to motivate the team

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 2014-2015 cadet program have closed.

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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Engaging with
the community

AAP works with various community groups and not-for-profit organisations for a better tomorrow. Take a look below to see some of the organisations we are working with currently.

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

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.