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Senior Advisor, Media

Marketing Media and Comms
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  • 9% Superannuation contributions plus other benefits
  • Proactive storytelling and media engagement team
  • Collaborate and innovate on content creation
  • Reputation and issues management


This role is all about proactive storytelling, relationship building with media and being up with the play on the modern, digital news media environment and tools. Our approach is to engage through proactive engagement on stories that matter with the media. You’ll work with a great group of communications, marketing and stakeholder engagement experts within our ACC External Engagement team, as well as with a wide range of experts from across our organisation. 

And the great news is there’s no shortage of amazing stories to share. ACC’s work ranges from helping injured people get back on their feet, to funding swimming lessons to prevent young kids from drowning. We support programmes to keep women and children free from violence in their own homes, and fund rescue helicopters across the country to get people to medical care quickly. We help over 14,000 people every day. 

What we are looking for from you to be successful in this role: 

  • You’ll have excellent communication skills and experience with developing and delivering great media engagement strategies. 
  • An ability to simplify complex issues with ease and know all about best-practice approaches to media engagement. 
  • Strong risk and issues management skills.
  • You’ll have deep proactive and reactive media experience.
  • Strong relationship management and influencing skills.
  • Strengths in visual content and an interest in data visualisation and storytelling.
  • Journalism experience would be great.
  • Plenty of energy. 

We are changing the face of media relations and as a team we genuinely care about each other and what we do – plus we like to have a bit of fun. There’s plenty of scope to add value, and when it comes to career opportunities at ACC, the world is your oyster. 

To find out a little more about our recent public storytelling work take a look at https://www.acc.co.nz/newsroom/

Applications close 5pm Thursday 4 June 2020 but, please note, if an ideal candidate is found during this time we will move forward with screening and interviewing sooner.

Applications will only be accepted when formally submitted through our ACC Careers Website 

To view the position description, click HERE or for further information please contact Cath Scott on cath.scott@acc.co.nz 

Te rautaki o Te Kaporeihana Āwhina Hunga Whara – Ko te rautaki nei o Whāia Te Tika, he rautaki e arataki ai i Te Tiriti o Waitangi kia whakapakari i ngā wheako a te Māori. Mā te tika, mā te pono e tautoko ana e tātou ngā aronga a Te Kaporeihana Āwhina Hunga Whara. E tutuki ai o mātou whāinga, me whai whakaarō ki ēnei pou e toru: ACC’s Māori Strategy – Whāia Te Tika is a strengths-based strategy that is guided by the Treaty of Waitangi to enable equitable access, outcomes and experiences for Māori. Getting it right for Māori supports ACC’s focus on transforming how we engage with customers including business customers, providers and clients.

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