· Permanent, full-time role
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Help shape the future of Education
At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.
Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.
The communications team is critical to the Ministry. We lead communications and engagement around the biggest changes to New Zealand education in decades. We are responsible for ensuring that we listen and respond to the views of the tens of thousands of New Zealanders who are contributing to these changes through the Kōrero Mātauranga Education Conversation. We lead all engagement with the media, and manage all the Ministry's internal and external communications channels, publications, branding and communications design. This is an exciting, fast paced and dynamic working environment.
About this role
The Kaitohua Mātāmua - Chief Editor, Communications provides expertise and leadership on the content and content strategy across the Communications team and in support of the wider Ministry. This includes strategy and delivery across all Ministry external and internal channels, with a particular focus on the Education Gazette.
This role is a challenging and rewarding one, working with managers and regional staff to deliver stories of student and sector success with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific audiences.
Key accountabilities are as follows:
· Work collaboratively across the communications group to set the strategic direction for content and promote proactive, joined-up communication
· Align content to support the Ministry's purpose while meeting the needs of readers
· Identify story opportunities and manage risk to ensure we champion stories that meet our responsibilities to the people we serve
· Gather, commission and develop stories for use within the main Ministry channels, in particular the Education Gazette (the Ministry's flagship publication for teachers)
· Develop a strong working relationship with the Education Gazette's vendor setting editorial policy, publication guidelines and strategic direction
We are looking for an experienced communications specialist who can take a strategic and proactive approach to delivering communications that support our wider context.
You will have experience of print, online and digital delivery and excellent writing and editing skills. Also you will be able to work well with others, inspire collaboration and look for innovative ways to continuously improve our content.
Are you ready to make a difference?
We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.
As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi's guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.
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If this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the 'apply online' button.
For further information, please contact Fiona Weightman at Fiona.Weightman@education.govt.nz
Applications close midnight Sunday, 28 July 2019.