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Communications Advisors


Rotorua Lakes Council

Closing Date : 26 May 2019

Are you in or have a background in public relations? Do you have a talent for telling a good story and an eye for detail? Are you creative? Are you looking for a challenging role in an organisation that’s working to make a difference in the community?

We are looking for two enthusiastic Communications Advisors (one of the roles is a Senior Communications Advisor) to join our busy Rotorua Lakes Council team. We work across the organisation on a wide variety of projects and issues as well as being involved in community consultation. We provide advice and support, work alongside project teams, develop and create collateral, produce council documents, develop web and social media content, cover meetings and deal with media.

You’ll get to work with a wide range of council staff and elected members and will need to be able to develop excellent relationships across the organisation. You’ll need to be able to prioritise and juggle multiple tasks, be calm and efficient, self-motivated and used to producing high quality work under pressure. Above all, you need to be able to work well with others and a healthy sense of humour is a must.

The right person for our team will likely be:

  • a talented and convincing writer with very high English language skills
  • experienced and qualified in PR or be an experienced journalist with a very good understanding of PR and its role
  • an outstanding communicator with excellent inter-personal skills
  • able to translate complex issues into easily understood language or visuals
  • a social media champion
  • experienced in producing printed and web-based publications and proof reading
  • calm under pressure and able to effectively handle a number of projects at once
  • self-motivated, creative and capable of high quality and on-time outputs

Te Kaunihera o nga Roto o Rotorua (Rotorua Lakes Council) is committed to working in partnership with Te Arawa, our local iwi. We aspire to be a bicultural organisation and we value staff who speak te reo Maori, have an appreciation of Maori values, and a working knowledge of tikanga Maori.

If this opportunity sounds like you please check out the details and send us your application.

Applications close 26 May 2019

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