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Communications Advisor

Job Ref: 25063691 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

Rocket Lab is a fast-paced and innovative aerospace company that develops and launches advanced rockets to put small satellites into orbit. Following the first successful test flight in May this year, Rocket Lab is ushering in a new era of unprecedented access to space.

This is a rare opportunity to join the rapidly expanding Rocket Lab team in one of the most diverse, challenging and exciting communications roles in New Zealand. Reporting directly to the Communications Manager you will have the opportunity to help shape Rocket Lab’s story as the company revolutionises the way we access space.

This will be a busy intermediate-level position that will see you challenged on a daily basis as Rocket Lab is quickly gaining a global reputation for their innovative and ground-breaking work.

Your focus in this role will be to support the Communications Manager across media relations and community engagement, with additional responsibilities including social media, event management and marketing collateral. You will be working with a diverse range of stakeholders, juggling deadlines and dealing with shifting goal posts every day. If you can do that without breaking a sweat, this role for you.

The Communications Advisor role will be based at Rocket Lab's Auckland facility but there will be some requirement to travel to Rocket Lab's Launch Complex on the Mahia peninsula as well as possible international travel as and when required.

Media relations
  • Proactive and reactive liaison with media
  • Develop and maintain strong media relationships that assist you to pitch and place pieces in industry and consumer media
  • Write op-eds and features
  • Plan, write and distribute press releases
  • Contingency planning and expectation management
Community engagement
  • Support the Communications Manager in engaging key stakeholders including local community members, iwi, local government and third party suppliers
  • Manage operational communications around launch periods
  • Plan and present at community open days and meetings
Social Media
  • Development of content and management of social media accounts
  • Assist in developing materials for and attending events, trade shows and exhibits
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Write print and digital marketing collateral and materials
Minimum requirements
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in communications/public relations
  • Experience with digital assets, social media strategies and tactics
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Preferred skills & experience
  • Public relations experience within a technology environment
  • Community engagement experience
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to grasp complex issues
  • Ability to work independently and quickly in an unsupervised environment
  • Discretion and ability to grasp stringent security requirements and commercial sensitivities
  • Proven skills in establishing and maintaining relationships with wide range of stakeholders

For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here.

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