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Senior Media Advisor

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Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) vision is to create the most active and inclusive local democracy in the world. To achieve that, they champion, connect and support local government. LGNZ represents the national interest of councils across New Zealand, advocates for local government on critical issues, decodes policy, makes submissions, and develops thought leadership. They connect members through networks, sector events and a must-attend annual conference that brings everyone together, as well as promoting best practice.

About the role:

The Senior Media Advisor works closely with the Chief Advisor to ensure that LGNZ has a strong and credible media presence. You’ll do this by telling rich local government stories that build trust and confidence in councils and local democracy. This role develops, tracks and delivers stories – and other content such as opinion editorials at both regional and national levels. Taking a sophisticated approach to media will be the key to your success.

Each day will be different. You might be planning or building internal relationships, developing contacts in the media, attending events, writing media releases or talking to the membership and spokespeople to put together a proactive story.

You’ll work in an environment where the National Council and Senior Leadership team see media as a key tool to shift the dial and change perceptions of local government and how it delivers for communities. You will be part of a team of committed, passionate people, who enjoy each other’s company and work hard to get the job done.

About you:

You will be experienced working in a fast-paced, politically charged environment where you’re managing competing interests and priorities. You’ll have established contacts in the media and the ability to turn complex concepts into compelling story pitches and opinion editorials that progress LGNZ’s strategy.

You might currently be in a media, communications or journalism role looking for your next step. You’ll have great interpersonal and influencing skills and be able to quickly develop relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

You will be quick to identify opportunities and risks. Most importantly, you will need to convince leaders at the highest level of your approach and work collaboratively with all parts of the organisation.

What’s in it for you?

LGNZ takes the opinions and needs of their people seriously. They’ve recently completed a staff survey and ran in-depth workshops to understand the experience people have working at LGNZ and what their future needs might be. LGNZ people say that they appreciate working in an environment that is supportive, flexible, creative, positive, and fun. They’ve identified that success of the team depends on feeling connected, appreciated, inspired, curious, optimistic, and supported. These are real sentiments identified by the people who work for LGNZ.

Other benefits you will enjoy:

  • 5 weeks of annual leave, plus 3 additional days per annum between Christmas and New Year.
  • A genuinely flexible working environment
  • Modern offices in the Cuba Quarter
  • Subsidised health insurance

Applications close on Sunday 14th July at 11:59 NZT.

Robert Walters endeavours to review all applications in a maximum of five working days. If you have not received correspondence within this timeframe please do not hesitate to contact Jing Li on 04 471 9720.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Marketing

Focus: Communications / PR

Industry: Media

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Wellington

Job Reference: 1982410/001

Date posted: 27 June 2024

Consultant: Jing Li

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