Deaf Aotearoa employs over 60 staff in 14 offices around the country. We have a diverse workforce and welcome people from all walks of life.

Deaf Aotearoa is the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand.


We work alongside Deaf service users, providing professionally delivered education, employment, health and social services focused on empowerment, independence and progression.


We promote the use of New Zealand Sign Language so Deaf people can fully participate and contribute their skills and talents to New Zealand society and beyond.


We work closely with government agencies, other not-for-profit organisations, and the private sector to increase awareness of the needs of Deaf people and strengthen their rights.


Deaf Aotearoa is the New Zealand representative for the World Federation of the Deaf.


Vacancy - Digital Media Co-ordinator



Job tasks and responsibilities

Co-ordinate and maintain the Deaf Aotearoa Website to a high standard.

Maintain Deaf Aotearoa's current social media to a high standard, ensuring professional processes are followed and relevant information is posted and shared.

Manage Deaf Aotearoa social media space to achieve strategic objectives and monitor and report on analytics.

Manage and produce various electronic newsletter communications in English and New Zealand Sign Language.

Produce and edit new Zealand Sign Language videos for Deaf Aotearoa, including for the Community Weekly newsletter, use on websites and social media and for Deaf Aotearoa's translation services.

Skills and experience

  • Qualified Digital Media specialist – Tertiary qualification or proven work experience in professional digital media management, including social media, web content and video production across a range of platforms.
  • A functional knowledge of New Zealand Sign Language appropriate to the role
  • Experience/knowledge of disability issues
  • Skilled in using a variety of IT systems and applications:
    • Proficient in using Microsoft Office independently
    • Experience operating electronic newsletters/surveys (Mail Chimp, Survey Monkey, Wufoo)
    • Video filming/editing/captioning (Premiere Pro)
    • Design software (Adobe CC suite)
    • Web based design and updating  (Wordpress, Silverstripe, Joomla)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Extensive relationship building and management skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills

This position can be based in Auckland or Wellington.

Applications for this position close at 3pm on Tuesday 28 May 2019.

For a confidential discussion please contact Rohani Alexander – Communications Team Leader at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 021 540 193.


Read the Position Description here.

Apply here.

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