Be part of a fun, hardworking team that runs ‘Bird of the Year’, breaks conservation media stories, and keeps the environment in the hearts & minds of New Zealanders every day.

Established in 1923, Forest and Bird is New Zealand’s leading membership-based national conservation organisation. Forest & Bird has a proud tradition advocating for nature at both a national and community level.

We are searching for an experienced Communications Advisor based in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. This is a great opportunity to making a real difference to some of the world’s biggest challenges. This is a permanent role, with the possibility of part-time hours.

There are many reasons to want to work with us at Forest and Bird with benefits such as a positive work environment, flexible working options, and leave provisions over and above statutory requirements.

This role is an important part of the Communications Team and the wider organisation. You will be helping give voice to our national campaigns throughout Aotearoa, building support for our vision, and creating pressure for change. You’ll need excellent planning and communication skills, including the ability to work with media, write for a variety of platforms, and work with passionate professionals and volunteers from across a range of disciplines.

  • Fast paced working environment with variety and challenge
  • Join a collaborative and supportive team
  • Permanent position
  • Hours negotiable, flexible working conditions
  • At least 3 years communications experience
  • Be a voice for nature

To be successful in this role, you’ll bring with you most if not all of the following:

  • At least three years communications experience.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • A high level of personal motivation, initiative, and organisation.
  • Experience working with NZ media, including developing and pitching stories.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with social media, and visual story-telling tools and principles
  • Familiarity with digital tools, including CMS, media monitoring, Office 365
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of te ao Māori.
  • An interest in conservation & environmental issues.

In return we offer a great culture and the opportunity to be part of a friendly and collaborative team that makes a difference for New Zealand’s environment and people!

We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running, so if the above sounds like you and you want to make a difference, send your CV and cover letter addressed to recruitment@forestandbird.org.nz by Tuesday, 30 November 2021.

If you have further questions about the role, contact m.hubscher@forestandbird.org.nz

PLEASE NOTE: We will only shortlist candidates who have a current legal right to work in New Zealand. Regrettably we are unable to consider you if you do not have this organised.