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Head of Marketing and Communications (Maternity Leave Cover)

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Job details

New Zealand Film Festival Trust
7 Feb 2023
Auckland, Wellington
Work type
Full time employment, Contract, Fixed Term
Work classification
Marketing & Media


The Head of Marketing and Communications – Maternity Cover is responsible for leading and managing the Communications and Marketing team to deliver publicity, promotion and marketing for NZIFF 2023. In close consultation with the General Manager, the Head of Marketing and Communications will develop and execute the national marketing and communications plan for NZIFF across all media platforms.

You will need to have a well-established network of, and strong working relationship with NZ media and key influencers. You will need management experience of leading a team to deliver KPIs on time and within budget.

This is a full-time maternity cover position from March – October 2023. This role can be based in either Auckland or Wellington.


  • Management experience working with direct reports, colleagues and volunteers to ensure projects deliver on time and within budget
  • Established NZ media contacts and relationships with key influencers
  • Excellent understanding of NZ arts marketplace (audience, channels and reach)
  • Proven marketing experience, ideally with experience in arts marketing
  • A strong interest in and knowledge of international film culture
  • lnternet savvy with a strong understanding of social media
  • Outstanding communication skills – both written and spoken. Must include experience writing media releases and writing for other communications channels
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), project management tools Slack, cloud-based file management tool Dropbox, and ideally Adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Methodical and enterprising research habits
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Respect, understanding and awareness of Tikanga Māori
  • Full clean drivers licence
  • Entrepreneurial approach to networking
  • A real love of film, with an understanding of the film industry network is an advantage

The full position description including Key Responsibilities can be viewed here. 

How to apply

Please review the full job description here before applying. Apply by emailing a cover letter and your CV to

Applications close 5.00pm, Tuesday 7 February.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than Thursday 9 February with interviews to take place from Tuesday 14 February. Applicants should be prepared to undertake a test exercise for this position.
Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or must already hold a valid NZ work visa. 

Written by

NZIFF - Sally

11 Jan 2023