Agent of Change - Executive Director

  • Auckland

Wanted; a fearless change-maker to communicate the obvious—magazines are trusted omni-channel media brands with large, active, high-value audiences.

In an environment of fake news, people trust magazines. In a cluttered landscape of notifications and distractions, magazines offer sanctuary for the reader. In a time of bots and video-pivoting multinationals, magazine media brands offer validated metrics across both print, digital and experiential channels. When other outlets are criticised for being partisan and shallow, magazine media offers independence and depth. After years of being called 'legacy media’, publishers now find themselves holding the golden ticket.

The Magazine Publishers Association is looking for an Executive Director who can communicate this to the market effectively and passionately.

This is a well remunerated position for a highly engaged media professional wanting the challenge of a lifetime—to work with some of the most exciting media brands in New Zealand on a bold mission to shore up existing channels, open new ones, and work with some of the country’s biggest media networks and the smallest home businesses to build value and opportunity across the whole industry.

The Executive Director also needs to wrangle some significant responsibilities;

· Delivering value to our all important sponsors and members
· Manage the MPA’s work program and financial management
· Work to deliver on strategic priorities set by the board
· Coordinate key initiatives for the industry around supply chain and currency
· Direct events and promotional activities

The Executive Director will have the support of a motivated board that represents the entire industry, and a weapon administrator to look after much the day-to-day functions.

You don’t need to have magazine experience but at least five years in the media sector would help. You will be a self-starter, strategic in approach and tactful in deployment. You will be able to sell a nuanced media message using data and inspiration in equal measure. Skills in management, marketing, events, budgets and planning would all be of value.

If you think this sounds like you, please click Apply Via Email below. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Preference will be given to applicants entitled to work in (and currently residing in) NZ.

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