Fixed Term Communications Assistant - Fairlie Based

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Mackenzie District Council – our community, our place, our future.

At Mackenzie District Council we work together as a team to deliver the best outcomes for our district. We are crafting new ways of working together, and each one of us has an essential role in making our district the best place to live, work and play.

We have an exciting three month fixed term role available within our Information and Engagement Team for a passionate, efficient and professional Communications Assistant.

As our Communications Assistant you will provide support to the Communications Advisor on a variety of activities ranging from drafting internal communications, creating the content for publications and media, posting information on various media and social media channels, proofing and checking content and updating material with MDC branding.  There’s a heap more stuff but that’s just a wee taster of what you’ll be doing!

To be successful in the role you will need to have:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a communications role with demonstrable experience in writing for publication, digital content and social media management. 
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • A working knowledge of social media channels and proven experience in their use.
  • A High level of computer skills including familiarity with publishing and content creation tools.
  • Basic video editing and photography skills are desirable.
  • Effective organisational abilities with the ability to follow through to completion.

This role is part time for approx. 22.5 – 30 hours per week and for a period of three months.  For the right candidate there may be some flexibility around how the hours and days of work are structured.

Applications close 9am, Tuesday 8th June 2021.

For a confidential discussion, call Alexis Gray (Manager People and Culture) on 027 597 5802. 

We usually respond within three days

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


53 Main Street
7925 Fairlie Directions (03) 685 9010 View page

Mackenzie District Council offers you:

  • the chance to work in the iconic Mackenzie Basin
  • a great lifestyle on your doorstep,
  • exciting career development opportunities,
  • the opportunity to work as part of small team of professionals,
  • the opportunity to be part of a team of custodians of the iconic Mackenzie District, and
  • the chance to make a real difference.

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