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Engagement and Communications Advisor

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Be part of a smart and innovative communications team
  • Deliver communications about issues that really matter and make a difference to New Zealanders
  • Permanent role, working as part of a fun, high performing team


An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Communications Advisor to join MBIE's Engagement, Communications and Ministerial Services Branch. As a Communications Advisor, you will be responsible for delivering communications advice and services across a diverse portfolio of work. 


The Engagement and Communications team is at the hub of our media and stakeholder interactions. Working with Minister's offices, internal and external stakeholders, you will be people focused and thrive under pressure. You will be innovative in your approach to delivering best practice, customer focused communications. Working as part of a team of great team of advisors, you will be encouraged and supported to contribute to the excellent communications service delivered to the Ministry.


To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Experience in delivering internal and external communications strategies and plans and supporting material 
  • Experience in managing media enquiries and responses.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain constructive and effective relationships at all levels.
  • Understanding of Government decision-making and operating procedures.
  • Proficent at shooting and editing video is preferable.
  • Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively.


MBIE works to better support, connect and strengthen businesses. It backs New Zealand's talent, ideas and business enterprise through ensuring safe and fair workplaces, developing and supporting the science and innovation system, and streamlining regulation.


To find out more about this position and how to join MBIE, please refer to the attached Position Description or contact Sarah Frost on for a confidential discussion.


To apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Now' button. This will allow you to register your details and submit your application for this vacancy.


Applications close 5pm Friday the 22nd of June 2018.




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