10 December 2010
Unique opportunity - for one specialist or two!
Here's a perfect - and rare - opportunity to immerse yourself in
the lively world of film and broadcast funding.
The New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air are separate Crown entities that invest in New Zealand films and broadcasting. In a spirit of cooperation, we have realised we both need the same kind of person for new positions but that there's not enough work for a full timer each. So this is a chance -
• either for one communications specialist wanting to
contract with each organisation for an average of 20 hours per week
each (namely, full time in total);
• or for two separate people to undertake a part time contract, each with one agency
Creative, yet cost-effective? Yes - just like the person(s) we are seeking. So we're offering a year's contract to see if co-venturing is a viable way to structure our communications needs.
NZ On Air (more about us at www.nzonair.govt.nz) has just completed a communications audit. We want you to pick this up and run with refreshing our communications strategy. We're looking for improvements in strategy execution, in the consistency and vibrancy of our messaging, in developing our social media engagement and in raising the profile of NZ On Air's content investments.
The NZ Film Commission (more about us at www.nzfilm.co.nz) wants you to provide strategic and operational advice so innovative and effective communication strategies and policies are developed and put in place. We want someone to enhance our communications to ensure that all stakeholders are fully informed about the NZFC's goals, programmes and activities
As well, both agencies need you to plan, write and publish comprehensive annual reports, statements of intent and occasional other print publications. Writing and editing website content, media releases and bi-monthly newsletters, along with media liaison, will also round out the job. Actual work hours may be flexible, depending on the activity schedule to be agreed each month. Engagement details will be finalised with the successful candidate(s).
You will be sole charge and report directly to each Chief Executive. These are new positions so you can shape them to your strengths. You will:
• be a savvy communications specialist with at least 7 years relevant experience (probably more) and with appropriate tertiary qualifications
• be deeply interested in film, television, new media and in wider New Zealand culture
• be energetic, enthusiastic and with great relationship management skills
• have experience in developing and implementing effective communications strategies and plans in a cost-conscious way
• see new ways of doing things and continually look for improvement
• have lively, literate editing and writing skills with meticulous attention to detail
• have an understanding of the Government environment
• be able to work with limited supervision, and meet deadlines with a 'can do' attitude
Send your CV and a covering letter saying why we need you by 5pm 22 December 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to tell us whether you prefer the full time or part time option (if so, for which agency). We'll interview early in the new year and hope to have you on board as soon as possible after then.