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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

Sports Journalist Auckland based


We are looking a Sport Journalist to join our dynamic team based at our Auckland CBD office who will be responsible for the creation of sport stories and output that reflect NZN’s standards of providing an unbiased, comprehensive and cost efficient service to the NZ media.


Reporting to the NZ Newswire Editor, you will be responsible for:
ensuring the agency’s journalistic principles of balanced, accurate and fair reporting are followed at all times without compromise.
producing quality and well-written coverage of the key sport  stories of the day.
responding quickly and creatively to unfolding events and provide rapid, accurate filing of breaking stories in accordance with NZN filing protocols.
The successful candidate will be an energetic professional with sound news judgment, possess good general knowledge, have an eye for detail and can produce concise, well-angled sports copy.  
You will know your Blues, Breakers and Warriors and be able to switch seamlessly between sports.
Our sport reporters are tasked with covering international sporting events, such as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, as well as rugby union and cricket tours.
To secure this position, you will possess:
Outstanding news judgment and knowledge in local, national and international sport stories.
Time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines in a rapidly changing technology and editorial environment.
Effective communication skills.
Time management skills.
Accuracy and excellent attention to detail.
Ability to operate in a team environment and contribute positively to the operation and working relationships

Reporting to the NZ Newswire Editor, you will be responsible for:

 Ensuring the agency’s journalistic principles of balanced, accurate and fair reporting arefollowed at all times without compromise.
 Producing quality and well-written coverage of the key sport stories of the day.
• Responding quickly and creatively to unfolding events and provide rapid, accurate filing ofbreaking stories in accordance with NZN filing protocols.

The successful candidate will be an energetic professional with sound news judgment, possess good general knowledge, have an eye for detail and can produce concise, well-angled sports copy.  

You will know your Blues, Breakers and Warriors and be able to switch seamlessly between sports.

Our sport reporters are tasked with covering international sporting events, such as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, as well as rugby union and cricket tours.

To secure this position, you will possess:

 Outstanding news judgment and knowledge in local, national and international sport stories
 Time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines in a rapidly changingtechnology and editorial environment.
 Effective communication skills.
 Time management skills.
 Accuracy and excellent attention to detail.
 Ability to operate in a team environment and contribute positively to the operation and working relationships.

We are looking a Sport Journalist to join our dynamic team based at our Auckland CBD office who will be responsible for the creation of sport stories and output that reflect NZN’s standards of providing an unbiased, comprehensive and cost efficient service to the NZ media.
Reporting to the NZ Newswire Editor, you will be responsible for:
ensuring the agency’s journalistic principles of balanced, accurate and fair reporting are followed at all times without compromise.
producing quality and well-written coverage of the key sport  stories of the day.
responding quickly and creatively to unfolding events and provide rapid, accurate filing of breaking stories in accordance with NZN filing protocols.
The successful candidate will be an energetic professional with sound news judgment, possess good general knowledge, have an eye for detail and can produce concise, well-angled sports copy.  
You will know your Blues, Breakers and Warriors and be able to switch seamlessly between sports.
Our sport reporters are tasked with covering international sporting events, such as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, as well as rugby union and cricket tours.
To secure this position, you will possess:
Outstanding news judgment and knowledge in local, national and international sport stories.
Time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines in a rapidly changing technology and editorial environment.
Effective communication skills.
Time management skills.
Accuracy and excellent attention to detail.
Ability to operate in a team environment and contribute positively to the operation and working relationships.
If you are interested in this position, send your cover letter and resume to applications@aap.com.au.
We are looking a Sport Journalist to join our dynamic team based at our Auckland CBD office who will be responsible for the creation of sport stories and output that reflect NZN’s standards of providing an unbiased, comprehensive and cost efficient service to the NZ media.
Reporting to the NZ Newswire Editor, you will be responsible for:
ensuring the agency’s journalistic principles of balanced, accurate and fair reporting are followed at all times without compromise.
producing quality and well-written coverage of the key sport  stories of the day.
responding quickly and creatively to unfolding events and provide rapid, accurate filing of breaking stories in accordance with NZN filing protocols.
The successful candidate will be an energetic professional with sound news judgment, possess good general knowledge, have an eye for detail and can produce concise, well-angled sports copy.  
You will know your Blues, Breakers and Warriors and be able to switch seamlessly between sports.
Our sport reporters are tasked with covering international sporting events, such as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, as well as rugby union and cricket tours.
To secure this position, you will possess:
Outstanding news judgment and knowledge in local, national and international sport stories.
Time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines in a rapidly changing technology and editorial environment.
Effective communication skills.
Time management skills.
Accuracy and excellent attention to detail.
Ability to operate in a team environment and contribute positively to the operation and working relationships.
We are looking a Sport Journalist to join our dynamic team based at our Auckland CBD office who will be responsible for the creation of sport stories and output that reflect NZN’s standards of providing an unbiased, comprehensive and cost efficient service to the NZ media.
Reporting to the NZ Newswire Editor, you will be responsible for:
ensuring the agency’s journalistic principles of balanced, accurate and fair reporting are followed at all times without compromise.
producing quality and well-written coverage of the key sport  stories of the day.
responding quickly and creatively to unfolding events and provide rapid, accurate filing of breaking stories in accordance with NZN filing protocols.
The successful candidate will be an energetic professional with sound news judgment, possess good general knowledge, have an eye for detail and can produce concise, well-angled sports copy.  
You will know your Blues, Breakers and Warriors and be able to switch seamlessly between sports.
Our sport reporters are tasked with covering international sporting events, such as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, as well as rugby union and cricket tours.
To secure this position, you will possess:
Outstanding news judgment and knowledge in local, national and international sport stories.
Time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines in a rapidly changing technology and editorial environment.
Effective communication skills.
Time management skills.
Accuracy and excellent attention to detail.
Ability to operate in a team environment and contribute positively to the operation and working relationships.

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.

To apply for this role please click the ‘apply’ button and attach a copy of your cover letter and resume.


If you are interested in this position, send your resume to
 applications@aap.com.au.


Front-End Web Developer | Located in Rhodes

We have a great opportunity for an experienced front-end web developer to join our Agile team in the development of Superdesk (https://github.com/superdesk/superdesk), an end-to-end news production platform being created in conjunction with Prague-based open source foundation Sourcefabric (https://www.sourcefabric.org/).

To be successful in this role, you will possess:

  • a Computer Science degree or equivalent
  • at least 3 years front-end web development experience
  • high proficiency in HTML and CSS
  • high competency working with modern JavaScript frameworks and libraries such as AngularJS and ReactJS
  • experience working with agile development projects – in particular Scrum
  • familiarity with test-driven development and continuous integration, particularly test frameworks like Karma and Jasmine
  • proficiency in understanding of client-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • competency with both GNU/Linux-based and Windows platforms
  • competency in deploying solutions using Amazon Web Services
  • the ability to work autonomously and within a team

Considered an advantage:

  • knowledge and experience in full stack or back-end software development, especially Python web frameworks
  • familiarity with database technologies including both relational and NoSQL systems. Expertise in MongoDB is a plus
  • familiarity with open source technologies such as Elasticsearch, Redis, RabbitMQ and Celery

The role is based in Rhodes, Sydney.

If you are interested in this position, send your cover letter and 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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the community

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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.