Marketing / PR / Events

Communications Advisor

Job Ref: 250636951 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role


Rocket Lab has grown drastically since it was established in 2006, and with test launches just around the corner we are looking for a dynamic individual to join our Communications team. 


This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly expanding high tech start up.  Reporting directly to the Communications Manager you will have the opportunity to stamp your mark on this public relations focused role.


This will be a busy 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 main focus on this role will be PR with additional responsibilities including social media, event management and marketing collateral.  The Communications Advisor role will be based at Rocket Lab’s Auckland facility but there may be some requirement to travel to Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex on the Mahia peninsula.


Key duties


Public Relations

  • Liaise with media
  • Pitch and place pieces in industry and consumer media
  • Write op-eds and features
  • Develop and maintain key relationships
  • Plan, write and distribute press releases
  • Crisis management, contingency planning and expectation management

Social Media

  • Manage of social media accounts and strategy



  • Events, Trade Shows and Exhibits

Marketing Collateral

  • Plan and write print and digital marketing collateral and materials  


Minimum requirements


  • Minimum 5 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
  • 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




Role Requirements

  • Newly Created Position
  • Busy PR focussed role
  • Auckland Airport Location

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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