Media Advisor
Wellington - Wairarapa, Wellington, NZ
2d ago

Media Advisor, it starts with you!

  • Based at Police National Headquarters
  • 1 Position Permanent, Full Time
  • 1 position Fixed term 12 months
  • Salary starting from $73,498
  • JR 638301Nationally Advertised Vacancy About the role New Zealand Police is seeking a Media Advisor to join our dynamic, fast-paced and highly regarded Media team.
  • The position is based with the Police Media Centre in Police National Headquarters, Wellington and sits as part of a wider team of centralised Media & Communication services.

    NZ Police has the largest media demand of any Government department and receives over 200 media queries every day. This is a busy environment and will appeal to someone who responds well under pressure, is a team player but also able to work independently, and who is able to quickly gain the confidence of our spokespeople and media.

    Due to the dynamic and complex nature of our work, we're looking for someone who is highly motivated, resilient, and likes to be challenged.

    As a Media Advisor you will be working with media, frontline staff, district and national leaders, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders daily.

    For this reason, you will need to have sound judgement, be able to work efficiently, and to think critically. The Police Media Centre supports all districts, so you may be required to travel, and when the big events occur, at short notice.

    Our team works on a rostered shift basis with the Police Media Centre operating seven days a week from 0600 to 2300 (6am-11pm).

    This shift work will suit someone who likes having time during the week for life admin, and for the most part, you will have certainty around shifts, and time off.

    The role attracts a shift work allowance, on-call allowance, and a total of five weeks' leave comprising Annual Leave and Shift Workers Leave. Key Accountabilities :

  • Liaising with media and district and executive staff
  • Managing media enquiries including crafting media approach and responses
  • Providing media advice to Police staff and supporting media-facing events
  • Working collaboratively with other media advisors and communications team members including our award-winning social media team
  • Demonstrate Whakaako : Educating and growing our people to deliver the best service. What you'll bring Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe.
  • We encourage you to bring all of yourself to work as a reflection of all the communities we serve. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police.

    Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

  • A good understanding of the New Zealand media and social media environment
  • Experience in a communications team or with media / social media
  • Understanding of the machinery of government is beneficial
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance to secret level
  • Available for rostered shift work : the media centre operates seven days a week
  • Available for rostered work for after-hours calls for urgent issues
  • Willingness to participate in wider all-of-Government communications responses for critical incident and counter terrorism events
  • Travel as required and sometimes at short notice
  • Relevant qualifications in communications and journalism This role is set at Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business .
  • We will ask you questions based on How we will deliver Our Business Core Competencies and the appropriate role level, i.

    e. Individual Contributor.For more information on Our Core Competencies, please copy and paste this URL : https : / / www. / sites / default / files / publications / core-competencies-how-we-will-deliver-our-business.pdf. These questions will be unique and specific to the role, focusing on the aspects the hiring manager believes are most important for that position at the time.

    For more information on Our Values, please copy and paste this URL : https : / / / sites / default / files / publications / nzp-our-values.

    pdf To view the position description for this role please copy and paste this link into a new browser : https : / / www.police. / sites / default / files / pd / 11-2020 / media advisor 0.pdf About us Our mission is to prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing.

    Our vision is to be the safest country. Our purpose is to ensure everybody can be safe and feel safe. Working Flexibly Your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us.

    We're open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business. For more information on the above, please copy and paste this URL : https : / / www. / careersHow to apply Please note : Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered.

    Please visit our Police Careers page : https : / / / career?company nzpolice to apply for this position.

    If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit an application form and a CV. Before confirmation of hire, pre-employment checks will be undertaken.

    For further information on the application process, please copy and paste this URL : https : / / / careers If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Deepti.

    Acharya Applications close at 5pm, Friday 15th OCtober 2021.

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