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Specialist Corporate Communication & Media

Job details

Auckland Council
8 Aug 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Community & Access Arts, Management & Admin, Marketing & Media


•    Full-time opportunity in the Corporate Communication & Media team
•    Provide strategic communication support & advice to managers & elected members
•    Work on some of Auckland’s most complex communications projects

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Auckland Council is seeking a Specialist Corporate Communication and Media who is keen to work collaboratively across the Auckland Council and who can deliver a range of communication and stakeholder services.

The Corporate Communication and Media team is part of the Public Affairs unit which is responsible for managing communication activity and relationships that affect council reputation across the public and political interface, and engaging with media. Reporting to the Manager of Corporate Communication and Media, this role will be responsible for establishing and developing strong effective relationships with journalists, sector groups and partners on key council priorities. 

This role is pivotal in communicating the business of the council to the public and a wide range of stakeholders.

He kōrero mōu: About you

You will have proven relevant experience in communications or PR with experience in delivering communications strategy and reputational advice. While you might not have worked in local government before, familiarity with advising senior managers or directors is essential, as is experience in working with the media and supporting media relations. With a relevant tertiary qualification in communications, public relations or a related field you will be able to listen and understand while also being confident in providing advice, feedback or your own point of view.

You will have influencing skills at a range of levels, personal resilience and the skills to build positive, open relationships across a dynamic, challenging and complex environment. 
This is a fast-paced and exciting role. Deadlines, pressure and competing priorities all come with the job.

Experience working in a large and diverse team, and being prepared to collaborate with others, is highly desirable. This role will stretch you, challenge you and reward you, in equal measure.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

This role comes with a level of diversity and complexity you will not find very often, alongside the chance to engage with and support key decision-makers on a daily basis. Normal office hours apply generally, but some flexibility is required around meetings, events and on-call duties. Our salaries are competitive and there are plenty of opportunities for personal growth and to be part of writing and recording Auckland’s story.

If you are high performing and passionate, then join us in making a positive impact on Auckland's future. Apply today (telling us your story and why you are interested in and right for this opportunity) by cover letter along with your CV. For further information or a confidential chat or detailed PD, please contact Rennie Sharma, Talent Acquisition Consultant

Applications close Sunday 8th August 2021.

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Neon Logic Agency

30 Jul 2021