Media and Communications Officer


Auckland or Wellington

Job Type: 
Applications close: 
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 17:00
Contact Number: 
021 830 146
Contact email: 

The Organisation

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all and are funded by members and people like you. We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. No government is beyond scrutiny. No situation is beyond hope. 

The Opportunity

The Media and Communications Officer will play a vital role; generating extensive media coverage for human rights campaigning and engagement priorities, and sustaining a strong public profile for Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand. The media focus of this role is balanced by an essential contribution to communications designed for supporters and advocates to ensure the growth of the Amnesty International movement to be bigger, bolder and more inclusive. Key responsibilities include:

  • Media coordination;
  • Communications and channel support;
  • Planning and administration;
  • Networking and professional development; and
  • Review and continuous improvement

The Ideal Candidate

If you are an experienced Media and Communications Officer who can think strategically, identify opportunities and proactively place stories, we would love to hear from you.  The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years’ experience in a similar role, a demonstrable commitment to human rights and a background in PR, media or journalism. A tertiary qualification in a related field will be highly regarded.

How to Apply

IIf this sounds like the right opportunity for you, then please hit “apply now” with an updated CV and a cover letter outlining your experience and why you would be interested in joining Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand. For more information on the role please call Samara Fischer on 021 830 146 or email Samara at Applications close as soon as we find the right candidate.