Senior Media Adviser

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Communications/Marketing
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 24-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1452340
  • Job Title: Senior Media Adviser
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Mō tō mātou rōpū (About our team):

The Ministry for Primary Industries has a great opportunity for an exceptional Senior Media Adviser, with a talent for risk identification and a knowledge of the modern media environment, Government and the public sector. This role reports to the Media Manager, and is responsible for delivering media management to build and enhance MPI’s reputation. Alongside the rest of the team, the Senior Media Adviser will develop and implement media strategies for working with, and build enduring relationships with the media and stakeholders.


Mōu – About You:

We are looking for a communications professional who is proactive, politically savvy and attuned to issues, risks and opportunities.  You will already have a wide range of media relationships and will be able to develop new internal and external relationships quickly. As this is a fast-paced role, you must have the ability to calmly manage multiple changing priorities and thrive under pressure. You will have both a strategic focus and an eye for detail. 


Kōrero mō te tūranga (About the role):

  • Contributing to the media team’s practices and culture
  • Providing expert, strategically focused media advice on the full range of operational, strategic and reputational events
  • Working with news editors, newsrooms and journalists to ensure that a professional, constructive relationship is always maintained
  • Providing advice on the management of risks, issues and opportunities.
  • Working with Managers in the Communications Directorates and around the rest of the business on the planning, creation and leverage of content.


Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPI

MPI has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It’s no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here


Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

The successful applicant must be able to obtain the relevant security clearance. Please visit for more information.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Nick Goddard at

The closing date is 8 March 2020.

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.