Full time, events based position.
The National Party Leader's Office has a vacancy for a Senior Press Secretary to join their busy and driven team in Parliament.
This key position is responsible for providing timely and quality information and advice to the National Party Leader and members of the Caucus.
Some of your responsibilities will include :
Advice on media and public relations issues including campaigns and MP profiles
Assisting with media interviews and preparation for press releases, media messages, speeches and social media
Identifying media opportunities and making the most of them for the Leader and MPs
Communication and relationship management; working closely with key media and stakeholders, ensuring they are informed of National Party positions on topical issues
Work in collaboration with policy advisors, researchers and the press team to ensure MPs are supported
Identify media risks and work with the Leader, MPs and staff to prepare for or mitigate them
Assist with events where MPs are speaking or making announcements.
This role is suited to someone who can demonstrate :
Leadership qualities with a great attitude and willingness to work hard for the National Party
Extensive experience in journalism, communications and / or public relations
Strong political acumen with an understanding of the NZ parliamentary environment
The ability to build trusted relationships with key stakeholders.
This is an events based, fixed term role.
The Parliamentary Service appoints on merit and is committed to EEO and good employer principles.
Applications close 21 February 2019.
If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Talent parliament.govt.nz.