Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse


  • Sydney, 2000
  • Permanent contract 
    Starting date:
    Education: Not specified
    Experience: Not specified

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    Who are they?

    AFP is a leading global news agency providing fast, comprehensive and verified coverage of the events shaping our world and of the issues affecting our daily lives. Drawing from an unparalleled news gathering network across 151 countries, AFP also is a world leader in digital verification. With 2,400 staff representing 100 different nationalities, AFP covers the world in six languages, with a unique quality of multimedia storytelling spanning video, text, photos and graphics.

    Job description

    AFP, one of the world’s leading news agencies, is looking for a dynamic and highly motivated English-language text reporter to join its editorial team in Sydney.

    The successful applicant must be capable of producing fast, accurate and vivid copy in formats ranging from breaking news to reportages, features and in-depth angles, telling the story of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to a global audience.

    Also, successfull appliant will:

    • cover a broad range of stories from the climate crisis, drought and bush fires to political dramas, the pandemic, business, economics and top sports-related developments.

    • strive to ensure multimedia coordination for simultaneous delivery of video, text, photo, factcheck to clients and generally operate under AFP’s high standards of accuracy and fair reporting.

    • closely monitor social media and strictly adhere to the Agency’s guidelines on social media activity.

    • contribute to the fight against misinformation by helping factcheckers in the network and ensure you are trained in the various methods of online verification, now indispensable for all journalism. Online training is available here

    In an ever-changing media environment, the nature of the job could evolve in line with coverage demands and the requirements of an increasingly diverse client base.

    As a general rule, the successful applicant commit to respecting AFP’s ethics charter as well as all the editorial guidelines in force and in the Agency’s style guide.

    Preferred experience

    • Proven professional experience in written journalism, showing a flair for quick, accurate, lively copy

    • Fizzing with ideas for stories

    • Sound knowledge of Australian politics, culture, sports and economy

    • Comfortable using and monitoring social media

    • Team player, able to work with colleagues in text, photo, video and our digital verification journalists

    • Ready to work on flexible hours when needed, including weekends

    • The following skills are not essential but would be an advantage: experience in wire agency reporting; video reporting/editing skills; French language.

    Recruitment process

    Please send your CV and cover letter by clicking on Apply.

    This is a full-time job open to candidates who are eligible to work in Australia.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

    AFP is committed to equal opportunities and greater diversity within its teams. We therefore encourage all applications in order to preserve the wealth of profiles, cultures and languages that constitute the strength of our network.

    Agence France-Presse
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