Vacancies

Video Media Producer - Wellington/Auckland

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Visual Media Producer to join our focused and driven team at New Zealand Newswire, working in Wellington. New Zealand Newswire is a subsidiary of Australian Associated Press, which provides multimedia news and information service to publishers and broadcasters in New Zealand and the Pacific.
Reporting to the Senior Visual Media Producer, your primary role is to shoot, edit, caption and publish interviews, news events and media conferences in a time critical environment.
To secure this career move, you will meet the following criteria:

  • Proficient in the use of professional compact camcorders and audio accessories.
  • Proficient in the use of non-linear editing suites (Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premiere).
  • Knowledge / interest in NZ politics, news and current affairs, sport and entertainment.
  • A showreel of previous work to be provided in application.
  • Experience in the news and media industry is desirable.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email a copy of your resume to applications@aap.com.au.

Senior Payroll Officer - Rhodes

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Senior Payroll Officer to join our high performing and dynamic team of 3 staff. Reporting to the Payroll Manager, your responsibilities will include:

– Processing end to end payroll for companies within the group across Australia and New Zealand
– End of month reporting
– End of financial year reporting, including payment summary preparation
– Remitting superannuation contributions via the company’s clearing house
– Calculation and remittance of payroll tax
– Interpretation of relevant awards, collective agreements and individual employment contracts
– Maintaining employee records
– Preparing and providing reports to management
– Calculating termination and redundancy payments
– Responding to employee inquiries

The successful candidate will possess:

– 5+ years’ experience running end to end payroll
– Experience using CHRIS 21 or a similar HRIS
– Ability to interpret awards and collective agreements
– Understanding relevant payroll legislation
– Exceptional customer service focus
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– A high level of accuracy and strong attention to detail
– Immediate knowledge of MS Office, in particular Excel and Word
– Experience running New Zealand payroll would be highly regarded
– You will have the ability to work autonomously, as well as collaboratively with your team, be able to adapt to changing priorities and provide excellent customer service.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email a copy of your resume to applications@aap.com.au.

Full Stack Web Developer - 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), an end-to-end news production platform being developed in conjunction with Prague-based open source foundation Sourcefabric (https://www.sourcefabric.org/).

Based in Sydney (close to amenities and transport), the full-time opportunity is diverse and flexible, with selection criteria that should make total sense. The ideal candidate will be obsessed with automation and getting things right. 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, applications are currently being accepted for the next two weeks, at a minimum.

In anticipation to some of your questions, 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 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
– Ability to work autonomously and within a team environment
– The passion to learn new technologies
– Great communication skills and enthusiasm to motivate the team
Those last three points are especially important to us!

We might add that the position involves working directly with some of Australia’s best journalists and reporters.

So if you want to join a talented team as part of an exciting international open source project, we’d love to hear from you.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email us at applications@aap.com.au and attach a copy of your cover letter and resume.

Marketing Assistant - Rhodes

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 Mediaverse.

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 via a number of different channels

– Assisting in collecting and collating client and market research

– Reviewing and updating website content using WordPress

– Maintenance of competitor records and the company CRM

-Write effective, professional copy for all marketing communication pieces and placements, including EDMs, sales collateral and branded content

-Contributing and executing the various aspects of social media and content marketing

-Supporting new promotional and product campaigns and brand building opportunities to include in the marketing plan

-Providing general marketing support and assistance as required

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 and research 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

Some knowledge of graphic design tools as well as Pardot is not essential but advantageous

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

General inquiries

If you would like to inquire about working at AAP, or if you would like to send us your details, please use this form to get in touch.

Account Support - Sales/Medianet

We have an exciting role available for a motivated and driven professional who is looking for a career starting opportunity to be based within Medianet’s commercial division.

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 email us at applications@aap.com.au and attach a copy of your cover letter and resume, or contact us via this form.