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Senior Communications Advisor

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Communications, media, & marketing
Wellington City
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Job Description

MPI has a great Senior Communications Adviser opportunity within Fisheries New Zealand. This is your chance to be involved on issues that New Zealanders care about deeply – shared fisheries that are sustainable now and into the future.


About the Role:

This is a fixed term or secondment opportunity until 31 June 2021. You will be working to support and drive communications associated with the Digital Monitoring Fisheries Change Programme. Digital Monitoring covers catch and position reporting plus cameras on vessels to verify catch information. The successful candidate will work closely with the Programme team responsible for the Digital Monitoring work and also with colleagues in the Communications, Engagement & Channels Directorate. You will also play a key role managing the programme's websites and related social media campaign management along with managing media enquiries. 


Skills and Experience:

We're looking for someone with a proven track record for stakeholder communications, the ability to think strategically and a keen eye for detail. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and a creative problem-solver who can deliver on work programmes and work as part of a high performing team.


To succeed in this position, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to work in complex, fast-paced environments, including liaising with media
  • Ability to build credibility and trust with key internal stakeholders
  • Website management & social media campaign management
  • Experience in project, event management and excellent organisational skills
  • A proven ability to deliver quality material on time and within budget


About MPI:

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. We're working towards sustainability, protection, growth and participation.


How to Apply:

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.


For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact


Applications close 21 July 2019


The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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