19/536 Press Secretary

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Communications, media, & marketing
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 06-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: 149530
  • Job Title: 19/536 Press Secretary
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Type: Events Based
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Ministerial Services and Secretariat Support
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services


  • Do you have a background in journalism or communications?
  • Be part of a Government that is putting New Zealander s first
  • 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 Ron Mark, Minister of Defence and Minister of Veterans, 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. 

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.


Applications close: 5pm, Wednesday 20 November 2019
For more information please contact: Nicole Banks, Nicole.Banks@dia.govt.nz
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