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Listing #: 1729589251
Company Whanganui District Council
Location Wanganui, Manawatu / Wanganui
Listed Fri 10 Aug, 4:13 pm
Type Part time, Contract/Temp
Reference 4300607
This is a part time fixed term position 30 hours per week for up to six months

Can you tell a good story and do you have an eye for detail? Are you creative? Are you looking for a varied role in an organisation that makes a difference in the community? If you're interested in people, media, politics and policy - and you have great writing and communication skills - this is the job for you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Communications Officer ideally with previous communications experience. You might have worked for a newspaper, magazine, or in a communications role with an organisation or agency. We would also consider applications for a motivated new graduate keen to start their career in public relations and communications.

The Communications Officer works across the wider Council organisation with a great variety of responsibilities including working with Council staff and our elected representatives. You'll need to be confident writing for a range of communications channels including websites, social media, newsletters and media releases. It's a role where you will be encouraged to be creative and develop communications plans to promote news and projects to internal and external audiences and stakeholders.

The right person will have the following skills & attributes:

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to build strong relationships
  • Awareness of trends and developments in media and communications
  • Website and social media management skills
  • Organisational skills, ability to multi-task effectively and be calm under pressure
  • Initiative, creativity and a strong work ethic
  • A good sense of humour and a positive attitude
  • An interest in our community and Council

Whanganui offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene and fantastic outdoor recreation opportunities with the mountains, national parks, river and sea within easy reach.

Enquiries about this vacancy can be made to Sarah Pomeroy, Communications and Marketing Manager on 06 349 3060. (Please do not send applications to this person).

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.