Cricket is New Zealand’s premier summer sport with 150,000 people currently playing the game, making it one of the most widely played sports in the country.
New Zealand Cricket provides vision, direction and guidance to cricket at all levels of the game nationally and as a member of the international cricket community. New Zealand Cricket’s purpose is to stimulate growth of the game and strengthen its support base, develop outstanding international teams underpinned by elite player development programmes, develop a strong and sustainable commercial base and deliver successful sporting events.
With around sixty employees based across our Lincoln High Performance Centre and our Auckland Support Services Office together with a number of seasonal contractors, we are a passionate, enthusiastic team committed to realising NZC’s mission of “More People Playing, More People Watching” whilst living and breathing our core Values:
- Cricket First
- One Team
- Be The Best I Can Be
- Walk The Talk
- Raise The Bar
- Appreciate And Celebrate
New Zealand Cricket vacancies
BLACKCAPS Media Manager
- BLACKCAPS Media Management
- Auckland based plus on tour travel
The BLACKCAPS Media Manager holds overall responsibility for the planning and management of all online and general communications plus media relations for the BLACKCAPS, White Ferns, other national teams and the domestic Major Association competitions. Primary focus is to manage the day to day media needs of the BLACKCAPS whilst on tour with them at home and overseas. Also critical is building and maintaining relationships with key media, the broadcast rights holders Sky TV and Radio Sport and the commercial partners.
Reporting to the General Manager Commercial and Marketing, the role manages two direct reports, the Online and Communications Advisor and the Communications Advisor. Key internal relationships include the BLACKCAPS team management and support staff, the CEO, Head of Cricket, General Manager National Selection and General Manager Domestic Cricket. Notably, the BLACKCAPS Media Manager will liaise with the Special Projects and Strategy role which covers strategic communications and crisis management.
Ideal applicants will demonstrate success in a strategic communications/PR role preferably within corporate or sporting sectors. They will have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment covering multiple concurrent projects with the capability to maximise New Zealand Cricket’s brand, reputation and media coverage. Strengths are required in communications planning, media liaison, an appreciation of commercial imperatives and an understanding of the full range and potential of media and online channels. An understanding of cricket is an advantage and the willingness to travel on the majority of BLACKCAPS tours is essential. New Zealand Cricket is a Values-based organisation and we’re looking for enthusiastic and committed people who are willing to live and breathe our core Values.
For queries please call Robyn Redford on 027 4989 699. To apply please email your covering letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Thursday 4 December.
Major Association vacancies