Media Manager
Multiple Locations, New Zealand, NZ
6d ago
  • Be part of a high-performing, well-respected and fast-paced team
  • New challenges and opportunities to use your media skills every day
  • Work to make a positive difference in the lives of New Zealanders
  • Can be based in Tauranga or Hamilton Te Whiwhinga mahi The opportunity Part of our highly respected Te Waka Kōtuia Engagement and Partnerships Group, this role involves managing all aspects of engagement with news media in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region for Waka Kotahi, including maintaining strong relationships with regional media.
  • The purpose of this role is to provide senior-level strategic advice to ensure that Waka Kotahi's media engagement activities across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region help to achieve our strategic goals, and contribute to building and maintaining a strong external reputation for the organisation.

    In addition to media engagement, the Media Manager will also contribute to the development and implementation of external and internal communications strategies.

    Ko koe tēnei About you To be successful in this role, you will bring :

  • Previous experience working with media as an advisor or as a journalist
  • Experience in strategic communications planning
  • Experience in a political environment and an understanding of the political process
  • An understanding of how broadcast, print and on-line media operate
  • The ability to produce high quality content
  • A high standard of written and oral communication skills, including the ability to successfully present complex issues to a general audience
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of issues, challenges and opportunities relating to transport and infrastructure in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region is desirable.
  • Ko wai mātou About us At Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation's performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa.

    Waka Kotahi has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years' time.

    Te Waka Kōtuia Engagement and Partnerships Group is accountable for navigating Waka Kotahi's journey by building strong relationships with all stakeholders, telling great stories to achieve outcomes and change and managing our reputation.

    Within Te Waka Kōtuia, the media team helps to uphold Waka Kotahi's social licence (trust and confidence) by managing our reputation and telling great stories to achieve change through effective engagement with news media.

    Along with our other benefits we also have new Waka Kotahi Life, Income Protection and Critical Illness Insurance scheme available for permanent employees.

    You will demonstrate knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an understanding of Te Ao Māori and promote tikanga and Te Reo Māori.

    You will also have knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an appreciation of te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) as it applies in the public sector.

    Rā Katinga Applications close : Wednesday, 20 October 2021For a copy of the position description : / careersFor further information, email : careers nzta.

    govt.nzTo be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.Waka Kotahi is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

    At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values.

    Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.

    Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications. We encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time.#LI-NZTA

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