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Senior Advisor Communications, Media and Marketing

Ministry for Pacific Peoples
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Wellington location

  • Permanent, full-time

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is the Crown's principal advisor on policies and interventions that impact on better outcomes for Pacific Peoples in New Zealand. We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Senior Advisor to lead and drive our Media and Communications programme. If you are results driven and have a passion for enabling better outcomes for Pacific New Zealanders, then we want to hear from you.

The Communications team is in a great position and we have inspiring stories to tell. With our thriving audience, we need someone with the experience and know-how to look at what we do and how we do it and help us create smart communications.

The role is diverse, and we are looking for a solid all-rounder. You will step into this role with exceptional experience in; internal and external communications, speech writing, preparing and drafting press releases, media management and executing communications strategies.

To be successful in this position you:

  • will ideally have at least five years' experience in a communications role
  • can work effectively in diverse situations, particularly with Pacific communities
  • have strong political acumen and a nose for risk and opportunity
  • are great with words and can tailor your craft depending on who the audience is.

Being a part of our team means having a real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand -

You will work with other passionate and innovative people in an environment where flexibility, enterprise and collaboration define the way we do things.

How to apply for this opportunity?

To join our team, please submit your written application (including CV and cover letter) by completing our online electronic application form found on our website at

For further information about the position please contact Izak Kotze, Senior Advisor, HR and Organisational Development at

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 11 January 2019.

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