Head of Media and Communications
Developing and implementing a media relations strategy and forging strong relationships with media and key influencers are also among your main responsibilities.
Closes Sunday, April 2
Full Time - Permanent
Wellington or Auckland
About the role
UNICEF’s work is global and your mission is to champion our cause, raise the voices of children and young people, and increase awareness of UNICEF among our audiences.
We are looking for someone inspirational who can create strategy and deliver the day-to-day content for our communications channels. Working alongside the CEO and your Executive Team colleagues, you’ll enjoy creating consistent, integrated media and communications content across all mediums that supports our fundraising and child rights advocacy efforts.
You’ll be in regular contact with your international UNICEF colleagues in order to develop a strong connection to the international brand. Developing and implementing a media relations strategy and forging strong relationships with media and key influencers are also among your main responsibilities.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
- A qualification in communications, journalism, public relations or other relevant field
- Senior-level experience (at least 10 years) in a communications and strong understanding of international and New Zealand media, preferably with excellent network of contacts
- Proven experience creating targeted content
- Strong leadership and project management skills
- Ability to work with and influence internal clients at all levels, building trust and credibility
UNICEF operates in more than 190 countries, to help children survive and thrive: providing clean water and sanitation, education, healthcare, nutrition, and child protection. We’re appointed by the United Nations to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to create a better world for every child.
How to apply
What we offer We celebrate our differences, embrace diversity and value each other. You will work with colleagues who share the same values and goals and are motivated to do their utmost for children. We are offering flexible working, a competitive salary, a fully funded health insurance plan, and a range of other great benefits. The role is based in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal check. We have a COVID-19 policy that requires staff to verify vaccination status or to become fully vaccinated should there be a genuine business reason in order to carry out this role. Select ‘Apply’ to download a position description or to apply. Contact Deepika Latchman on email [email protected] if you have any questions.