Senior Press Secretary at Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Type: Events Based
Hours: Full time
Business Group: Te Haumi Enterprise Partnership
Branch: Ministerial Services
Salary: $125,800 - $170,200
- Deliver clear and engaging content relating to climate change and environmental issues
- Support the Minister to promote the Government's climate change plan
- Fast paced and ever-changing environment
Hon James Shaw, Minister of Climate Change, Associate Minister for the Environment (Biodiversity) and Green Party Co-Leader is seeking a Senior Press Secretary to join his team at a busy and exciting time. This crucial role supports Minister Shaw at the heart of communicating the Government's climate change policies and initiatives, to the New Zealand public.
With a flair for communication, the ideal candidate will be confident writing press releases and speeches, as well as developing social media content. You will have the skills and experience to both anticipate a story before it happens as well as to shape the narrative. Your proactive approach will see you working alongside stakeholders across Government and Parliament, civil society, and the private sector to deliver the Minister's communication strategy.
The role of Senior Press Secretary requires you to understand and communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences, through a variety of channels. As an experienced communications professional, you will be comfortable monitoring, reflecting on, and improving the amount and nature of the Minister's media coverage and social media content.
You will have a background in the media, communications, and/or public relations combined with a strong understanding of issues and initiatives of importance to the Minister and his portfolio areas. Supporting the wider team is also essential to ensure communications are clear, informative, and timely, and public events the Minister is associated with are successful.
Te reo Māori me ōna tikanga are increasingly highly sought skills and requirements within both the public service and private sector. You will have an awareness of and ideally the ability to work in te ao Māori environments as well as an understanding of what it means to build meaningful and effective Māori Crown relationships under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Some travel with the Minister is expected. A full driver's licence would be advantageous.
It is a necessary requirement of this role to hold a National Security Clearance. There are certain criteria that must be met in this regard.
If you are ready for a fast-paced, exciting, and challenging role in a small, high-performing team that values collaboration, show us you have the vision, drive, and level of skills we are looking for and apply for a role with us today.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Department of Internal Affairs|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Communications, media, & marketing|
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