13 Apr 2018

Fixed-term Content Writer and Co-ordinator (one year, fixed-term)

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland University

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Alumni Relations and Development (ARD) team to contribute to the fundraising and alumni engagement goals of the University of Auckland Campaign For All Our Futures.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, you will be responsible for writing and producing compelling material to engage with the University’s alumni and donors, as well as our internal audiences. You will be working across a variety of platforms, producing print, online and multi-media content. Journalistic style writing coupled with accuracy and attention to detail are essential, as well as strong organisational skills and a flexible and proactive approach.

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Sourcing news and story ideas
  • Conducting interviews with academics, donors, student scholarship recipients and alumni
  • Writing compelling stories which showcase the impact of philanthropy and the achievements of our alumni
  • Sourcing/producing photos and videos
  • Coordinating and producing ARD publications and reports
  • Supporting ARD events by creating engaging content for invitations, programmes and other promotional material

To be considered for this role, you will need:

  • Exceptional written communications skills and a creative flair, with experience in journalism, communications, public relations or similar background.
  • A relevant degree or qualification
  • At least 2-3 years in a similar role

At Alumni Relations and Development we strive to build long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships. The content we produce and distribute helps to keep our alumni and donors engaged with the University, and plays an essential role in ensuring these relationships flourish.

You will be part of a high performing and energetic team of professionals, who are passionate about the contribution they make. Your position will help to support life-changing research, opportunities for students and programmes for alumni. It is a chance to get involved in a wide variety of University activities and inspire our audiences to engage and participate.

Why work for us?

Working at the University of Auckland, you will experience the benefits of our flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks’ annual leave per year, and over 300 different career development courses, as well as discounts on University recreational facilities.

To find out more about the role, please view the position description.

More information on the University of Auckland Campaign For All Our Futures is available below:  https://www.giving.auckland.ac.nz/en/about-the-campaign.html

Please apply online by the closing date 29 04 2018.

This is a professional, Level 4 position.

This position is fixed term for 12 months.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website.  Search by the Job ID number: 19736. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Sunday 29th April 2018.

Job Categories: Communications/Public Relations. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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