21/454 Roving Press Secretary (Level 2)

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Full Time
  • Wellington

Type: Events-based
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Ministerial Services and Secretariat Support
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $93,166 - $126,047

  • Two roles available 
  • Do you have a background in journalism or communications?
  • Be part of the political landscape at the core of Executive Government

Ministerial Services is developing a larger pool of experienced staff to provide support services to members of the Executive. We are seeking two Press Secretaries to join our team. These roles are crucial in the supporting the Government with the development and promotion of key strategies and gives the unique opportunity to be at the heart of communicating the policies and initiatives of today's government to the New Zealand public. 

The ideal candidates will have a significant background in media, communications and/or public relations combined with a strong understanding of issues and initiatives of the day. 

The role of Press Secretary requires 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 variety of channels is critical to success. The nature of these positions requires a person to both anticipate a story before it happens as well as to create the narrative. 

With a highly attuned awareness of both the media and the political landscape, you will be social media savvy and confident in writing speeches and press releases. You will be comfortable and confident interacting in a collegial way across a range of Ministerial offices, as well as a variety of key internal and external stakeholders. 

If you are ready for a fast-paced, exciting and challenging role, where no two days are the same, show us you have the vision, drive, and level of skills we are looking for and apply for a role with us today. 

Applicants must be permanent residents or NZ Citizens and are required to obtain and maintain a national security clearance (at a minimum level of 'Confidential').

Please assess your eligibility status using the Protective Security Requirements tool found here: https://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/personnel-security/clearances/eligibility-tool/

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, Monday 2 August 2021
For more information please contact: Natalie Maher, Natalie.Maher@dia.govt.nz
Job description: To review the full job description, please click here. If you are unable to follow the link, please review the full job description on our careers website.

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