Producer - Marae Investigates

Job details

7 Mar 2013
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Toi Maori, Screen & Sound



Vacancy Number - 3633

TVNZ is a celebration of New Zealand. Over the past year we’ve been proud to share experiences with New Zealanders in more diverse ways, across more media platforms, than ever before.

Every day, more than 2.4 million New Zealanders turn to TVNZ for their entertainment and news. They watch our channels TV ONE, TV2, U, Kidszone24 and TVNZ Heartland, not only on their televisions, but also over the internet and on their mobile phones, PS3s and iPads.

Are you an experienced programme maker with superb journalism skills and has a good understanding of Maori culture? If so, you could be the person that we are looking for.

Marae Investigates is New Zealand’s most watched Maori current affairs programme that airs on Sunday mornings on TV One.

We are looking for an experienced Producer to produce Marae Investigates to a high editorial standard, and constantly seek to improve and evolve the shows on-screen potential in line with the funding brief. Reporting to Shane Taurima, the GM of Maori & Pacific Programmes you will provide leadership and direction to the Marae Investigates team.

To be successful in this role you will have extensive experience and knowledge of television production and of journalism. An understanding of programming, scheduling and other technical activities required to put programmes to air is essential. Ideally you will have experience developing, commissioning, planning and producing news and current affairs, documentary and magazine style programmes.

You will have an understanding of Maori culture and Maori language skills would be a huge advantage but not mandatory. A tertiary qualification in journalism or Media studies is also desirable.

You need to care about accuracy and not be afraid to work hard and will need to be tough and not shy away from conflict, while operating fairly and ethically.

He matatau koe ki te hanga hotaka? He tau koe ki te kawe korero? He marama koe ki nga tikanga, ki te ahurea hoki o te Maori? Tera pea, ko koe na te tangata e kimihia ana e matou.

Ko Marae Investigates te hotaka kawe korero Maori e matakihia ana e te marea i nga ata o te Ratapu, i te hongere tuatahi.

Kei te rapa matou i tetahi kaihanga hotaka hei whakahaere i a Marae Investigates. Mana te kounga o te hotaka e aromatawai, te hanga o te hotaka e whakawhanake, e ai ki te tono tahua putea. Kei raro tenei turanga i te mana o Shane Taurima, te Tahuhu Rangapu o nga Hotaka Maori, Moananui a Kiwa. Ko tahau ano, ko te arataki me te whakahaere i te kapa.

Me tino matau koe ki te ao papaho, a ki nga mahi kawe korero hoki. Kua taunga koe ki nga mahi whakahaere, whakararangi, whakatika, whakapaho hoki i nga hotaka. Kei a koe hoki nga pukenga ki te whakahaere i tetahi hotaka kawe korero.

Me marama koe ki nga tikanga Maori, me mohio hoki koe ki te reo Maori. Heoi, ehara i te mea, me matau koe ki te korero i te reo. Kei a koe pea tetahi tohu kawe korero.

He tangata whai koe i te tika, he pukumahi, a, kaore koe e whakama ki te tohe. Kia tika, kia pono hoki au mahi.

Hei te 7 o Maehe 2013 kati ai te wa ki nga tono. Ka noho tapu nga tono katoa. Ki te pirangitia etahi atu korero, me whakapa mai ki a Shane Taurima, ki a Jo Cripps ranei i HR.

Applications for this position close 7 March 2013. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Television New Zealand/Te Reo Tataki is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunities.

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Key skills

To be successful in this role you will have extensive experience and knowledge of television production and of journalism.

How to apply

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