Senior Engagement & Communications Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Communications, Marketing
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 19-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1455838
  • Job Title: Senior Engagement & Communications Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • Are you a communications professional with experience dealing with the media, and digital communication channels?
  • Do you have proven skills translating technical content for different audiences, and fit-for-purpose for different channels?
  • If so, join CERT NZ and provide communications expertise in an exciting team working in the highly topical, global area of cyber security
  • Fixed-term role to February 2021, central Wellington office


We’re looking for people who are passionate and enthusiastic about making a positive change for New Zealand businesses and our people.

CERT NZ is a government organisation that advises everyday kiwis and businesses on how to avoid and manage cyber security threats. We work across the private and public sectors and with our international partners to achieve this. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced communications professional to join CERT NZ. We’re a small, high-performing team with a big and highly topical mandate. We need someone who can operate at a strategic level but isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty and do the work too. You’ll have the opportunity to influence, shape, and be proactive. 

In this role, you will have lead responsibilities managing our media engagements alongside MBIE Communications, supporting our spokespeople, and incident response. You’ll need to be strong at cultivating relationships within the unit, wider MBIE, with key public sector agencies that we work with, as well as with equivalent leads in the private sector. Skills in social media would be an advantage.

You need to be able to understand and translate the needs of a varied customer base and be highly capable of tailoring tone and language to suit different audiences, and channels. And you’ll need to be extremely proactive and driven to help shape and mould the work of the unit.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A demonstrated ability to take a strategic, proactive approach to communications
  • Experience dealing with the media
  • Proven ability and experience in communications, digital channel management (e.g. web and social) writing tailored content for different audiences
  • A strength in developing constructive relationships at all levels

To find out more about this position and how to join MBIE, please refer to the attached Position Description or contact Monica Chow at quoting reference number MBIE/1455838 if you have further questions.

 For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. 

To apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button and submit your cover letter and cv online. This will allow you to register your details and submit your application for this vacancy.

 Applications close at 5.00pm on 29th March 2020.