Press Secretary - 3 month contract







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Our client is a NZ political party with an office based in central Auckland. They are gearing up for the general election in October and are searching for a bright and confident Press Secretary to join their campaign team. This position will play a crucial role in directing the strategy and content initiatives that will drive engagement with target media audiences.

Responsibilities of the role include:

-       Developing and driving the creation and promotion of strategic work to influence and build advocacy with critical external stakeholders.

-       Managing channel engagement to advise and executive media content across all forms of external comms including media, digital and events.

-       Developing and fostering relationships with key journalists, identifying areas of strength and weakness, and tracking impact again the campaign objectives.

-       Developing a media plan in conjunction with the Chief Campaign Strategist.

-       Overseeing media campaigns from brief to implementation and delivery.  

-       Taking ownership of storytelling with new and creative ideas, driving the editorial strategy with content pitches and press alerts.

-       Driving reputation risk mitigation and issues management.

-       Analysing PR outcomes and interpreting data.

-       Senior contact for all media enquiries.

Candidates for this role will need:

-       Proven experience as a Press Secretary or Media Advisor.

-       Exceptional attention to detail and high energy.

-       Strong communication skills and conceptual thinking.  

-       An entrepreneurial and adaptable approach, willing to take initiative and adapt to evolving campaign priorities.

-       The ability to work effectively within a dynamic and fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.

Candidates will ideally be available to start ASAP, and the contract will run until mid-October.