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Senior Social Media Advisor

Are you a social media and content specialist who wants to be part of making real change in Aotearoa? 

The Drug Foundation is looking for an energic and creative all-rounder – someone who can plan and create engaging written and visual content, think strategically about how social media fits into a wider comms plan, deeply understand our mission and voice, all while keeping a data-driven lock on paid campaigns and social community.  

Your work will be at the forefront of our mission to see an Aotearoa free from drug harm. Our social media channels are vital for communicating with the public, the sector and decision makers. It’s exciting, dynamic and cutting-edge work.

As part of this mahi, you will have a strong focus on developing and managing new social media channels for The Level, our brand-new platform for straight up drug and harm reduction information that communicates directly with people who use drugs. 

You’ll be an expert in social media platforms, a sharp and innovative communicator, and ideally have had experience communicating social, public health or campaign messages. 

You’ll also ideally have design and/or video editing skills to produce visual content in-house. 

We’re looking for someone who is trustworthy, politically astute and enjoys collaboration.

The Drug Foundation takes the lead in educating, advising and standing up for healthy approaches to drugs in Aotearoa. As part of this mission, we:

  • Commit ourselves to health equity for Māori and meeting Māori health aspirations.
  • Create kind, compassionate and people-centred responses to drug harm reduction.
  • Support communities to create solutions for themselves.
  • Respect the power of evidence to inform our own work and promote healthy public policy.

The subject matter is important and can be heavy, but the work environment is fun and collaborative. You’ll be part of a small comms team that keeps in constant contact with the rest of the organisation. 

This role can based in either our Auckland office in Mt Eden or our central Wellington office.

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

We strongly encourage applications from tangata whenua. 

Download the full job description here. 

To apply please send a cover letter and your CV to admin@drugfoundation.org.nz with ‘Social media’ in the subject line.

Applications close 31 August.

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