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Graduate Communications Advisor

Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Communications Advisor to join the Communications team for a fixed term role with the possibility of extension. 


The Communications team plays a key part in educating the public about reducing risk, being ready for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.


The Graduate Advisor role will assist with the operational delivery of MCDEM's communications programme. On a daily basis you will support public education campaigns, organise events, and prepare documents, key messages, presentations and online material, and oversee our social media channels. No two days will be the same, so you'll need to be flexible and willing to take on new challenges and juggle an array of tasks.


Ideal candidates will possess:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or relevant experience
  • Strong written communication skills and creative flair
  • Experience in formatting and laying out documents
  • Experience in developing and updating website and social media content
  • The ability to learn quickly and take on a variety of tasks
  • The ability to multi task, reprioritise and react to issues that arise whilst keeping calm and professional in demanding situations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to deal in the appropriate manner with a wider range of staff and contacts


The successful candidate will also be required to serve on our duty roster to respond to emergencies.


This is your chance to be part of a small and dynamic team that is hugely influential and passionate when it comes to building New Zealand's resilience.


The indicative starting remuneration for this role is $55,691 - $65,519.


This position may require New Zealand citizenship, and the ability to obtain and maintain a national security clearance at confidential level or higher. You must satisfactorily complete pre- employment checks which will include, but is not limited to, criminal and credit checks.


You can use the following tool as guidance on eligibility:


If this sounds like something you would like to be an integral part of, please submit your online application today. For further information, please contact Anthony Frith, Communications Account Manager at


Applications must be received online by 5pm on the 23rd October 2019.

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