Press Secretary (Level 2) - Hon. Karen Chhour at Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Type: Events Based
Hours: Full time
Business Group: Ministerial Services
Branch: Te Haumi - Enterprise Partnerships
Salary: $100,081 - $134,567
- Do you have a background in journalism or communications?
- Fast paced and ever-changing environment
Working on the Parliamentary precinct is a unique opportunity to be at the heart of policy decision making affecting all New Zealanders where communicating the Government's future direction is both exciting and rewarding.
Hon. Karen Chhour, Minister for Children and for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence is seeking someone who is ready for a fast-paced, exciting, and stimulating role. Based in a ministerial office, you will work closely with the Minister to ensure communications are aligned to policy and decision-making of the Executive Government.
As the Press Secretary you will be responsible for supporting the Minister with the development and promotion of key strategies. The nature of this position requires you to both plan and prepare a story before it happens as well as create the narrative.
With a significant background in media, communications and/or public relations combined with a strong understanding of issues and initiatives of importance to the Minister and associated responsibilities delegated to them by the Prime Minister, you will be an integral part of the Minister's team. Supporting the wider team is crucial in ensuring communications are clear, informative and timely. If you are comfortable working in an environment where no two days are the same, and you have the ability to adapt to new situations, learning information as you go, this role may be just the next career move you are looking for.
Experience or interest in the Minister's portfolios is beneficial, but not necessary.
The position will require you to move seamlessly through a range of complex material, where an eye for detail and the ability to communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences, through a number of channels is critical to success. Having a highly attuned awareness of the current media and political landscape, you will be confident in writing speeches and news releases.
You will be comfortable and confident interacting in a collegial way with members of the Minister's team, others on the precinct, and a number of key stakeholders.
It is a vital component of the role to hold a security clearance. There are certain criteria that must be met in this regard and you must be an eligible candidate.
If you think you are up to it, can show us you have the vision, drive, and level of skills we are looking for, then don't wait, apply for a role with us today.
The Department of Internal Affairs is committed to the professional development of its employees, offering a number of in-house and self-paced online learning opportunities.
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|Department of Internal Affairs
|Fixed Term Contract
|Communications, media, & marketing
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