Māori News Director


Te Tūranga – The opportunity  

This is an opportunity to develop your skills and improve on your craft at a unique organisation. New Zealand's award-winning Public broadcaster, RNZ aims to develop a life-long relationship with all the people of Aotearoa by enriching, reflecting and connecting the communities of Aotearoa and the Pacific through informative, challenging and entertaining storytelling.

 Te Mahi – About the job

Increase our Māori content, protect, promote and normalise the use of te reo Māori, empower our staff to navigate Te Ao Māori and strengthen and develop new partnerships with Māori content creators. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to help develop the new Māori strategy and is passionate about Māori news and issues in Aotearoa and who can lead and work with a small, dedicated team. The role will work closely with senior RNZ News leaders to share Māori story-telling across all RNZ’s platforms. 

Ngā Pūkenga – Skills

We are looking for a journalist with a reputation for breaking original stories and the necessary experience to manage our Māori News team:

  •  Be as comfortable reporting live on breaking news as you are in providing background analysis, be skilled in multi-media, and adept at driving content which meets the needs of a wide audience across Aotearoa. 
  • You will have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Māori, te reo Māori and ngā tikanga. 
  • You will be committed to the highest standards of journalism and be confident working across multiple platforms – including radio, digital, visual and social. 

 Ngā Hua: What we offer

  • An opportunity to be creative and join a great team
  • We will match an employee’s KiwiSaver contribution up to 4%
  • RNZ supports work/life balance for our people including working from home initiatives where possible
  • Comprehensive wellbeing support

Te Ahurea – Our Culture

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and constructive culture. This means creating a place where our people feel like they belong and can do their best work. We do this through our attitudes; Be Bold, Better Every Day and Extend Manaakitanga.

This is a full-time role based in either Auckland or Wellington but we are open to flexibility.

Please note: A complete application includes your covering letter and a CV.

Applications close: Thursday 7 July, 2022

RNZ is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity and welcomes applicants reflecting New Zealand’s cultural and ethnic diversity.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: 648

Location: Wellington, Auckland

Closing Date: Thursday, 7 July 2022