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Communications Advisor

Communications Advisor

Applications close:
August 19, 2022 8:00 PM

We are on the hunt for a talented Communications Advisor who is as committed to the revitalisation of te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori as we are.

What you will be doing:

Reporting to the Corporate Communications Manager, the Communications Advisor is one of the first points of contact for external and internal communications that effectively tell the story of Whakaata Māori (formally Māori Television).

The key areas of responsibility are creating video content to support public relations, media relations and internal communications, as well as some report writing. You must be comfortable to roll your sleeves up and get involved in, whether at a strategic or tactical level, and make things happen to support the organisation in achieving its strategic outcomes.

You will need to prioritise and juggle tasks, be calm and efficient, self-motivated, and used to producing high quality work under pressure.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • A talented and convincing writer with excellent English and if possible, Te Reo language skills
  • Proven relevant experience in public relations or similar
  • Demonstrated experience in creating content for social media
  • Proven ability to build positive working relations and work collaboratively to reach shared goals and deliver best practice communications
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and delivering multi-channel communications including videos, imagery, captivating copy and web content, as well as identifying and mitigating risk
  • Exposure to Te Ao Māori and acknowledgement that the learning of te reo Māori, is a requirement of this role.

We can offer you:

  • 5 weeks of annual leave after 12 months of service
  • Support on your journey to learn te reo Māori, 2hrs a week
  • Oranga Whānau fund after 12 months of service, up to $500 a year

He kōrero mō Whakaata Māori
He wāhi motuhake tō Whakaata Māori hei tautoko i te whakarauoratanga o te reo me ngā tikanga Māori. I rewa i te tau 2004, he hua nō te whakaū a te Karauna i ōna haepapa hei tautoko i te rāngai pāpāho Māori hei whakatairanga i te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, he mārama ngā mahi a Whakaata Māori hei tautoko i ngā mahi whakarauora a te motu, e whakatinanatia ana i tēnei wā i raro i te Maihi Karauna (te rautaki whakarauora reo a te Karauna). Ka orua mai ko ngā mahi a Whakaata Māri i ngā hapori hei whakarauora i te reo Māori hei reo ora e kōrerotia ana e ngā whānau, ngā iwi, ngā hapū, ngā hapori reo Māori, ngā āpiti hoki puta noa i te motu. Ko ngā mahi ā-hapori nei ka whakatinanatia i raro i te Maihi Māori (te rautaki reo Māori a ngāi Māori, ngā iwi me ngā hapū).

About Whakaata Māori
Whakaata Māori plays a unique role in supporting the revitalisation of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori. Launched in 2004, as a result of the Crown recognising its responsibility to support Māori broadcasting to promote te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, Whakaata Māori plays a clear founding role in supporting national efforts in revitalisation, which today is captured in the Maihi Karauna (Crown strategy for te reo revitalisation). At the same time, Whakaata Māori plays an important role supporting community-level efforts to revitalise te reo Māori as a thriving language used by whānau, iwi, hapū and te reo speaker communities and stakeholders across the country. These community-level efforts are expressed in the Maihi Māori (the Māori, iwi and hapū strategy for te reo revitalisation).

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