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Media Support Specialist (Auckland)

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Auckland - Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Date: 13-May-2018

Location: Auckland, NZ

Company: Ministry of Social Development


Media Support Specialist (Auckland)


  • Join our new Ministry and influence change for all New Zealanders
  • Improve outcomes for children
  • Provide critical media support to our organisation


About us:

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, is the Ministry that supports children and young people in New Zealand.  Oranga Tamariki works to advance the wellbeing and positive long-term outcomes of children and young people.   In everything we do, the wellbeing and best-interests of children are paramount.  The voices of children and young people underpin the design and operation of our services.


About the role:

Our media support specialists play a critical role in our communications an engagement team. The Media Support Specialist will work collaboratively with external media and internal staff to generate high quality content. You will build relationships with reporters, editors, journalists and other members of the media to become a trusted advisor and the go to for open direct and accurate information. You will anticipate trends and stories and get ahead the news in order to ensure the community is well informed.


Skills and experience:

In order to succeed in this role you will have:

  • Previous experience working in newsrooms as a reporter or with reporters as a communications professional
  • prior experience at creating content and have the ability to create content to support a reporter's story or to provide to social media
  • experience at handling crisis situations involving people, with empathy, where you have already mitigated risk
  • previously supported reporters to tell good stories well, going beyond accuracy, fairness and balance, to informative, interesting and engaging.


What we offer

We offer a dedicated and supportive team, flexible work options and the opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki.


How to apply

Internal Oranga Tamariki Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


All external applicants including MSD employees please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system. Please note all applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us through HR_Recruit@mvcot.govt.


Applications close: 28th May 2018




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