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Assistant Press and Communications Officer

02.05.2023 - Stellenanzeige

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Wellington has a vacancy for an

Assistant Press and Communications Officer.

PR experts and content creators take note! We are hiring a Press & Public Affairs Officer to join our team. Do you want to work in international relations? Are you fluent in German and English? We are looking for a friendly, reliable and motivated person, who would be interested to join the embassy’s team and who is interested in working in a bicultural environment.

The duties in this position are:

  • Managing and creating content for all social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
  • Assisting in the planning and organisation of Embassy events
  • Assisting in and accompanying political visits and delegations from Germany
  • Organising visits to Germany under the German government’s visitor programme
  • Assisting the Press Officer by acting as first point of contact for New Zealand and Pacific media
  • Editing the Embassy’s website
  • Editing and drafting of press releases
  • Answering general public inquiries
  • Managing and distributing public relation material
  • Assisting in the scholarship program and alumni
  • Acting as contact person for alumni matters

Required skills:

  • Experience in managing websites and social media platforms, experience with content management systems (additional in-house training will be provided);
  • Preferably experience in event management
  • Fluent in German and English, level C1
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design and photo and video editing
  • Understanding of and interest in current political affairs and foreign policy
  • Outgoing, proactive attitude and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise
  • Flexible and resilient under pressure and with tight deadlines
  • University degree preferably in political sciences or similar disciplines is a plus

Full time position with 40 hours/week. The starting gross monthly salary will be NZ$ 6.090 per month (13 salaries/year) plus Kiwi Saver up to 4%.

Applicants are required to have New Zealand citizenship or residency

Your application should include:

- CV and motivation/covering letter in English and German

- school and other educational certificates

- references from previous employers

- proof of resident visa (if not a New Zealand citizen)

- current police clearance


Applications close 12 June 2023

Regular work commences on 03 July 2023   

Please forward your application to the embassy’s mail address:


Attn.: Jürgen Settje, Head of Administration

The overall size of the email should not exceed 5 MB.

It is planned to hold the interviews for selected applicants on 15/16 June 2023.

Information on data protection can be found here.

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