Head of Media & Communications

  • Wellington

A unique leadership opportunity is available within Weta Workshop, one of the world's leading concept design and film effects companies servicing the global entertainment and creative industries. Weta Workshop is an Oscar and BAFTA award-winning business, well-known for working on films such as Ghost in the Shell, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit motion picture trilogies, Thunderbirds Are Go, Avatar, King Kong and District 9.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Head of Media and Communications leads a highly capable and creative team across graphic design, video production, copywriting and project management. Leading an indirect team of 12, the key focus of this role is ensuring Weta Workshop’s story is effectively and efficiently produced and presented to an international, domestic and internal audience.

The Head of Media & Communications brings communications and marketing expertise, insight, judgement and decision making to the strategic direction and operation of the business. With your creative storytelling talent and creative direction, your team will provide a broad range of services to both external and internal clients of Weta Workshop. Services include managing communications strategies, managing public and media relations, leading concept development and distilling creative briefs, copywriting, speech writing, producing press releases, ad campaigns, and providing video production for behind the scenes and promotional use, and much more!

Candidate specification:
• Expert understanding of the creative and production process across all media-types;
• Hands-on PR and communications skills, copy editing expertise with the ability to distil and direct clear messaging;
• Previous experience working with production teams, with a particular focus on video production;
• Creative storytelling talent, including a portfolio of professional work;
• Strong creative problem-solving abilities;
• A proven ability to foster and grow mutually beneficial relationships with media and industry partners;
• Previous experience leading and mentoring a creative team.

Due to Weta Workshops agile, creative and innovative culture, the opportunity to lead a variety of exciting projects and explore new opportunities is a unique attraction to working within this organisation and leading the communications and media division.

To signal your interest in this role and for further details please get in touch via email link below or email Philippa Curtis at philippa.jane.curtis@gmail.com

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