We are looking for a motivated, passionate, and innovative social media specialist to join us in DOC’s Social Media Team based in Wellington.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

The Social Media Team at DOC have the enviable position to work on inspiring nature-based content alongside passionate conservationists who love what they do. You will help them share their stories and inspire people to connect, care and participate in protecting our unique and precious wildlife.

The team works across a range of exciting and high-profile programmes, which will see you develop engaging content, and use your data insights and reporting to inform the current and future social media approach for DOC. You will work on growing our engagement with the public using digital best practices and through innovative ideas.

This is an external focused role, with opportunity to support some critical programmes of work that will be part of the conservation legacy of Aotearoa.

You’ll have the chance to work alongside some amazing colleagues who work in the field, including rangers, scientists, influencers and external stakeholders and help develop and share engaging social media stories through the appropriate social media channels.

This is a unique opportunity for someone coming from a broader generalist marketing or communications role, to hone their experience in a more specialised social media role.


In this role you will:

  • Maintain and develop DOC’s core social media communities and advise colleagues on social media engagement best practice
  • Assist with the implementation of new social media approaches
  • Create and manage campaigns using informative digital content and innovative design approaches
  • Optimise and improve DOC’s social media presence through informed data analytics and performance reporting
  • Provide social media guidance, advice, and support to enable DOC staff to build their social media capabilities.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

To be suitable for this role you will need:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a social media, digital, marketing or communication’s specific role
  • Proven experience in managing successful social media campaigns (paid and organic)
  • Experience in community/multi-channel management
  • Create great content that engages with a range of technical and non-technical audiences
  • A passion for conservation, the outdoors, and New Zealand’s native species
  • A progressive, innovative and creative thinker
  • Superior interpersonal skills, ability to work with people at many levels, influencing skills and a customer service ethos.


Ko ngā hua | What we offer

We enable our people to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:

  • Flexible working options
  • Opportunity to develop and grow your skills within the group and wider organisation
  • Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
  • Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu – Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network