External Relations Strategy Lead

  • New Plymouth

Are you a strategically minded PR professional? Develop and build our PR strategy, and make quick decisions to move it forward.

Seasoned corporate PR professionals like you know all about the strategic side of reputation management. How do we approach this issue? What should we focus on? What’s the best way to keep the public well informed?

We’re refreshing our approach to communications and marketing, and now we need someone like you to answer questions like these. As External Relations Strategy Lead, you’ll work closely with our operational lead to develop a considered strategic approach to communications. When media risks and opportunities come in, you’ll make fast calls on how they fit into that overall strategy and how to develop them.

You’ll be coming in at an exciting time of cultural shift for the organisation, so there’s plenty of scope to look for improvements and decide how to implement them. There’s strong support from senior leadership to do what you need to do, but you’ll need to be able to keep your line and stand your ground on your decisions if you have to.

Your journalism background will have given you that sense for a good story, while your wealth of experience in corporate PR will ensure you have excellent PR judgement. You’ll be a strategic thinker with energy and resilience, someone who can plot and plan a path forward through both red flags and opportunities. You’ll need to make good decisions quickly, and be able to get other people on board with your goals and plans.

If you’re interested in shaping the reputation and profile of a whole district, not just a single organisation, and in helping to develop a capable newly-formed team, you might just have found your next career move. And with that job satisfaction comes a great lifestyle in New Plymouth, with lots of cultural and outdoor activities and that sought-after work/life balance.

Ready for your next move? The right time might be now.

To apply for this position, please refer to: https://career10.successfactors.com/career?company=newplymout

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 1 November 2017.

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