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Media Advisor/Senior Media Advisor

NZ Police
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Media Advisor/Senior Media Advisor

New Zealand Police

Police National Headquarters, Wellington

Permanent, Full-Time

Job Requisition 8158



New Zealand Police is seeking talented people to join the Police Media Centre in Wellington at both a Senior Advisor and an Advisor level.


Police has the largest media demand of any individual Government department in New Zealand. The Police Media Centre provides a service to both the media and police staff.


Police are in the news every day and our vision is to have the trust and confidence of all. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a fast paced, ever changing environment where each day is different.


As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for: 

  • Liaising with media and police staff on a wide range of operational issues and investigations
  • Providing comment on Police policy and practice
  • Looking for proactive opportunities to tell our stories, including through social media which contribute to our purpose of being safe and feeling safe


The position is shift based, and you will be part of a roster which includes early, late and weekend shifts. Short notice travel to Police districts is also required during major responses and operations.


You will have a genuine desire to contribute to the work of New Zealand Police, be resilient and able to juggle rapidly changing priorities.


This role may suit those already in a media liaison role, or current journalists wishing to develop their career.


Skills and experience - to excel in this role, you will have:

  • A strong knowledge of the current media and social media environment
  • A sound understanding of media requirements paired with excellent writing skills and a sense of what makes a good story
  • The ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with journalists, police staff and other agencies
  • A good working knowledge of social media channels and their use for proactive communications


Additional information:

  • Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or Australia to apply for this position
  • Applicants must satisfactory meet the Police vetting & reference check requirements
  • The successful applicant must reside in Wellington
  • Salary range for Media Advisor is $67,261 - $91,000
  • Salary range for Senior Media Advisor is $87,605 - $118,526


Core competencies - you will demonstrate the following:

  • Communicate - Level 1 (Individual Contributor)
  • Deliver - Level 1 (Individual Contributor)
  • Solve - Level 1 (Individual Contributor)


For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.


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How to apply

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Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs website are no longer considered and will only be accepted when formally submitted through the New Zealand Police website (link provided above).


Please note, if you are an existing Police employee (excluding Contractors) you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you have any questions about this vacancy please email the Hiring Manager at  


Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 11th December 2018.


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