Principal Policy Adviser at Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington - Wairarapa
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Vacancy 2022/ 01
Pou Tohu Mātāmua | Principal Adviser (Policy)
Te Aka | Policy and Sector Performance Group
Permanent / Fulltime *
Ki te puāwai te ahurea, Ka ora te iwi
Culture is thriving, The people are well
Due to an internal promotion, we have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Adviser to join our media policy team.
In the last ten years, the evolution of digital technology has been met by the innovation and ambition of media content creators. There has been a fundamental shift in the way people consume content with a transition away from traditional and linear models to digital, streaming and on demand platforms. This has profoundly altered the way that media markets operate, creating new and emerging policy challenges. These policy challenges are being faced by jurisdictions across the globe and we are looking for a talented, strategic thinker that can deliver big picture policy solutions situated within New Zealand's regulatory context. As stewards and guides of our culture and heritage, Manatū Taonga has a critical role in ensuring that Aotearoa has a vibrant, trusted and diverse media system that fulfils the information and cultural aspirations of all New Zealanders.
Te Pāpāho | Media Policy
We are a diverse and supportive policy team, which is responsible for legislative and regulatory settings to support the radio, print, television, and digital media sectors in New Zealand. The Government has an ongoing investment in public media outcomes and Crown entities such as Radio New Zealand, Television New Zealand, New Zealand on Air, the Broadcasting Standards Authority, and community access radio.
The viability of the New Zealand media sector is an important foundation of a functioning civil society, and it is critical to maintain a free and independent News media sector. Local stories and content play a key role in helping to shape and support our cultural identity, giving effect to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi by providing a focus on Māori broadcasters, journalists and content creators, Māori culture, mātauranga Māori, and the protection of te reo Māori as a taonga.
The Ministry is also supporting a review of the way content is regulated, including assessing options for machinery of government changes, undertaking work to assess the impact of digital platforms on the sustainability of the media sector and supporting greater ethnic media diversity in Aotearoa. The work programme includes delivering complex advice to Ministers, Cabinet papers, Regulatory Impact Statements, developing budget bids, and supporting legislation through the House.
Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role
Reporting to the Manager Policy, you will lead projects and provide high quality advice on key media and broadcasting sector reforms. The role is highly collaborative, and you will need the confidence and proven ability to drive complex work forward while developing and managing relationships at all levels across government and the wider cultural and media sectors. You will enjoy coaching and mentoring staff, to support colleagues to develop their core policy craft.
You will deliver smart solutions to complex problems, including strengthening New Zealand's broader media ecosystem. We are looking for a politically savvy, enthusiastic team player to join an inclusive Ministry, with a clear focus on supporting a diverse and vibrant cultural sector.
We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and welcome applications from people outside of Wellington.
Kōrero mōu | About you
You will need to demonstrate:
- Strategic leadership in shaping and delivering policy advice in the public sector
- Analytical capability and strong written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to deliver core policy products
- Effective stakeholder relationship management
- Ability to collaborate with government partners, senior leadership and ministers
- Cultural competency in Te Ao Māori and tikanga Māori, or a willingness to engage and learn
Please carefully consider the position description for more details.
Ko wai mātou | About us
Manatū Taonga has a broad mandate and wide reach across a complex system. With around 160 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure. We embrace diversity and inclusiveness, are passionate about our mahi, and welcome experiences from diﬀerent sectors to strengthen and support the pou of our whare.
We work in a sector that contributes $11 billion to New Zealand's GDP over 90,000 jobs, ranging from screen production to symphonies, broadcasting to ballet, kapa haka to heritage, and more. Our mahi helps the government promote our unique cultural identity and Aotearoatanga – from policy to programme delivery. With our partners – Māori, public sector agencies and our funded agencies – we connect local communities to cultural experiences to enrich our mātauranga. Our sector funds and tells stories reﬂecting who New Zealanders are today, helping us to navigate our future – building an inclusive and cohesive nation we want our tamariki to grow up in and call home.
Want to know more about us go to our careers page
*Te Mahi Hangore | Working Flexibly
Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We're open minded about how you operate inside, and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you.
Āheinga | Eligibility
If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand and for Manatū Taonga in order to work for us. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.
Please Note: In accordance with the Public Service Workforce Guidance for the COVID-19 Protection Framework, Manatū Taonga requires all employees and other newly contracted workers who come to our office or interact with the public in the course of their work, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You will need to comply with our Vaccination Policy and agree to provide information and evidence regarding your vaccination status.
Me pēhea te tono | How to apply
For the position description and to apply for this role please click ‘Apply Now. Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description.
We are looking for the successful applicant to start in the first half of 2022 and you need to be living in New Zealand at the time of applying.
For enquiries about this position contact Mata Moke, Executive Assistant. Mata.email@example.com
Applications close 5pm on Sunday 23 January 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry for Culture and Heritage|
|Location:||Wellington - Wairarapa|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
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