The New Zealand Olympic Committee represents the Olympic Movement in New Zealand.

NZOC - Communications Assistant
– Fixed Term Contract (Feb-Sept 2020)

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) is an independent, charitable organisation responsible for providing support and resources to enable New Zealand athletes to achieve at the highest levels of their sport and to excel at Olympic, Commonwealth and Youth Games. The NZOC is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) as the representative body in New Zealand responsible for developing, promoting and protecting the Olympic Movement in this country as well as having responsibility for the selection and organising of New Zealand teams to Olympic, Commonwealth and International Youth Games.

Based in Parnell, and reporting to the Public Affairs & Communications Director, you’ll support the NZOC’s Communications Team’s delivery of media and communications strategy across the buildup and throughout the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  This role will form an important part of the New Zealand Home-Based team, with a key focus on digital content collation and production. 

Key responsibilities will include:

Digital content creation, video editing, social media posting and monitoring, coordinating weekly wrap stories, updating athlete biographies (pre and post-Olympic Games), posting feature articles and press releases, onsite assistance during athlete selection events and supporting the Communications Manager and Digital Manager with content development as required.  During Games-Time you’ll also assist by monitoring and analysing social and mainstream media, posting to social media channels, tweeting results and stats, and supporting the production of social media content as required to help ensure the smooth delivery of time critical communication to the public and stakeholders.   

The nature of the work means you’ll need to be flexible with your working hours especially around high demand times.  This is a fixed term contract that runs from 3rd February 2020 through to 30th September 2020. 

This role is all about ‘’making it happen” and supporting the team, so will suit someone with extraordinary measures of attention to detail, calmness, focus and team commitment.  One to two years’ experience working in a busy media or communications related environment in New Zealand would be an advantage, as would a relevant tertiary qualification in marketing, communications, public relations, business or sports management.  

Your CV will need to demonstrate experience in: 

  • Social media management across multiple channels
  • Video editing
  • Photoshop
  • Digital content creation
  • Writing content

As this role is the most junior in the team, you need to be OK with taking direction and supporting others in their roles.  Exemplary interpersonal and time management skills are needed.   The ability to work under pressure and make sound decisions at all times must be a skill you have fine-tuned and have a great reputation for. 

Your Referees will describe you as a “must have” employee with a strong work ethic, someone who has impeccable personal integrity with a clear commitment to maintaining professional standards, and who is happiest juggling multiple balls in the air while providing invaluable support to others.  You must hold a full and clean New Zealand driver licence. 

This is a truly special opportunity that will transform your CV.  For the person lucky enough to secure this role, you’ll receive a competitive salary and get to work alongside a great team while gaining invaluable experience in a very high profile organisation that really will add significant value to your CV. 

If you’ve got what it takes, please contact Jo Davenport immediately:  email or Tel (DDI): 09 623 5527 

Applications close on Tuesday, 17th December 2019 at 9am