New vacancy: Māori Communications Specialist

Location: Auckland
Contract type: Full time


About Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission

Te Ara Ahunga Ora is the office of the Retirement Commissioner. Te Ara Ahunga Ora aims to help New Zealanders to retire with confidence. Retiring with confidence means New Zealanders feel secure that they’ll have resources to live and the know-how to make ends meet.

We focus on three areas; Retirement Policies, Retirement Villages and Financial Capability. As part of our role we advise Government on the policies that will enhance retirement outcomes for New Zealanders. We also help support individuals to better prepare for retirement, and we contribute tobetter understanding of what retirement means in the 21st century. Times are changing.

About the role

The Māori Communications Specialist reports to the Director, Stakeholder Relations, and will be part of a small team of communications and stakeholder specialists working across the different areas of Te Ara Ahunga Ora.

This role will have a close working relationship with the Kaihautῡ and senior Māori staff in the Te whai hua -kia ora! Sorted in Schools programme.

This role will provide valuable communications support and expertise to an interesting array of projects, marketing campaigns and other initiatives.

Using your experience and knowledge of tikanga Māori and communications in a Māori context to develop a variety of content including blogs, social media posts, website content, eDMs, corporate publications and media responses.

This is a highly collaborative role working across the organisation, identifying great story opportunities to pitch to media, as well as tailoring these ideas into content to be used across Te Ara Ahunga Ora and Sorted’s owned channels.

It requires a high level of agility, understanding of the New Zealand media landscape, consumer motivations and needs, respect for the requirements of government accountability, and a passion for fostering a happy internal culture.

Key aspects of the role

  • Producing content and communications materials with a Māori focus for Te Ara Ahunga Ora and Sorted.
  • Providing advice and support across the organisation to ensure communications are appropriate for Māori.
  • Communications planning for owned and earned channels
  • Media liaison
  • Supports social media community management for Sorted and Te Ara Ahunga Ora
  • Assists in the publication and release of corporate reports, and research and policy papers.

Benefits and perks

  • The ability to be part of an organisation making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders.
  • We're flexible – work from home days and more - we have a people-centric culture focused on wellness, teamwork, diversity
  • Three additional leave days during the summer holidays
  • Generous KiwiSaver employer contributions
  • A passionate and innovative team environment - we're not your typical government agency

Closing Date

All applications must be submitted by close of business Thursday 31 March 2022.