Communications Advisor, Customer Engagement Unit, People and Engagement, Masterton
Department of Conservation
Masterton, New Zealand
11d ago

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, creative and organised Communications Advisor to join DOC's Media and Communications team, based in either Wellington, Masterton or Napier.

This exciting, challenging role is part of an engaged national distributed team in a high performing unit.

The role supports the Lower North Island Operations Region (which covers the Kapiti Wellington, Manawatu, Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and the Chatham Islands).

The role also supports national projects / issues.

We are looking for a motivated team player who can :

  • Provide communications, media, digital channels advice to support regional staff to position the Department effectively.
  • Support a widely distributed organisation.
  • Juggle pro-active and re-active communications and media engagement.
  • Stay cool in a crisis, and still deal with internal stakeholders and the media.
  • Deliver on goals. Ministerial Priorities and organisation goals?
  • Work across mainstream media and in the newer online digital and social channels.
  • Work well in a team but gets on with the job to deliver the goods.
  • The successful candidate will be a flexible self-starter and capable multi-tasker, able to pick up and quickly understand different issues, manage conflicting priorities and get work done quickly to a high standard.

    This role requires strong writing skills, a nose for news' and the ability to tell stories. DOC is now breaking its own news through our many traditional and some of our newer digital channels.

    Experience working with visual technology, an affinity for cultural storytelling and understanding of marketing would be a bonus.

    You will need to be up to the challenge of communicating across a diverse and distributed organisation. Great people skills and the ability to relate well to others will be essential.

    This role reports into the National Communications Team Lead.

    Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

    Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre. Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.

    For any queries, please contact : Communications Team Lead Robyn Orchard, rorchard doc.govt.nz or 0274761769 quoting vacancy 600 / 2315.

    Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 20 February 2019

    DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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