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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
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, 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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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

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.