Communications Advisor - Media

The PSA is the largest union in New Zealand and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 150 staff throughout New Zealand. We have more than 70,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services. The focus of the PSA is to advance the rights and conditions of members through building collectivity in the workplace.  The PSA takes a strategic approach to building unionism. 

The PSA has a vacancy for a  Communications Advisor - Media  to join our 4-person communications team. This is a full-time, permanent position based in our Wellington office.

The communications team is responsible for the production of printed and online resources including newsletters and the PSA Journal, developing and maintaining the PSA website, social media, media liaison, and providing advice and communications support for campaigns.

The communications advisor - media prepares and issues media statements, has key responsibilities for PSA media campaigns, advises on appropriate and effective means of establishing and maintaining good relations with media, politicians and employers and manages media opportunities such as campaigns and government announcements.

The successful applicant will have an ability to convey information to intended audiences and is able to exercise strategic judgement as to when and on what issues a media release or media contact  is appropriate.  This is a stimulating and busy position that requires someone who is highly motivated, has a high level of political awareness, an in-depth understanding of the role of unions in a democratic society and with the skills to make an important contribution to the PSA’s organising work. We are looking for someone who can work well with other members of the communication team and with other PSA staff.

The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is committed to honouring Te Tiriti O Waitangi across our organisation and the work we do. Knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori will therefore be an advantage.

The PSA is also an EEO employer.

Please download the following documents if you wish to apply: description form   

For any queries you can contact Liz Byron, Executive Assistant to the National Secretaries on 04-816 5036.

Applications close 5.00pm on  Friday 17 May 2019.  Completed applications can be emailed to or posted to Liz Byron, EA to National Secretaries, PO Box 3817, Wellington 6140.