Junior Communications Advisor

Nau mai, haere mai ki Māia – Aotearoa New Zealand’s home of kaupapa-driven communications.

We empower changemakers of the business world, with expert and inspired communication knowledge, so that they too can be māia.

He aha te kaupapa?

Everything starts with purpose. Māia is a communications studio that is the meeting point between our own personal kaupapa and that of our clients. We exist to help changemakers discover their business purpose, craft their story, and then share it with the world.  

And we are seeking another changemaker to join our small team full time.

So, who are you? 

You may be at the start of your professional journey, or looking for a new path but you will already bring so much to our table.

Must haves:

You are driven by purpose and you share our values of: 


Māia is bravery, grounded in knowledge. Tangata whenua crossed the Pacific Ocean with māia because they weren’t just brave, they read the stars. And we empower clients with knowledge so they can be brave too. This means we embrace discomfort. We challenge everything, and help our clients do the same. We can only change the status-quo by asking uncomfortable questions.


We believe in diversity of culture, and diversity of thought. Because there’s strength in difference.

Kaupapa Māori 

We’re deeply connected to Aotearoa and its people, so “the Māori way”, and the principles of kaupapa Māori, are essential to what we do.

Go with your gut

We believe in energy and following your gut. If we’re getting vibes, they mean something. 


We believe everything can be crafted, carved, and chiseled to reveal a richer story, or a stronger purpose. 

Key Attributes:

  • An innate intelligence. You may not have formal tertiary qualifications in communications but people have always referred to you as ‘smart’.
  • Innate creativity…we need people who can see the big picture, connect dots and solve problems.
  • A communicator…. again you may not have formal comms training but you know how to tell a good tale.
  • Fun
  • Hard worker…..a doer who likes to be busy
  • Committed to your own self care
  • Knowledge and appreciation of Te Ao Māori and Te Reo preferred

Good to have 

Experience or quals in marketing, communication, PR, journalism, social media or advertising.

The tasks and responsibilities associated with the role include:

  • Media analysis, creating media lists and reports (training will be provided), 
  • Developing media matrixes, pitches and media releases, liaison with clients and media
  • Taking notes in meetings, contributing to strategic brainstorms and workshops
  • Writing content for owned, earned and paid media – both in-house and for clients
  • Research, creative ideation
  • Working within project budgets and timelines and ad booking spreadsheets
  • Developing client presentations, social media content, updating the company website and internal resources

What’s in it for you?

  • Work with some of the most innovative and progressive social enterprises, kaupapa and businesses in Aotearoa – on projects that really make a difference
  • On the job training in creative strategy, traditional PR communication skills, and digital PR
  • Flexible working
  • Personal and professional development: A 4-day Vedic meditation course valued at $1,000+ is available should you wish to take it to improve your wellbeing, energy and creativity
  • Te Reo Māori training
  • An audiobooks subscription to help you continue your love of learning

Ideally you are based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Kāpiti or Poneke, but applications are accepted from across the motu. 

To apply please send us your CV and a note or a video to [email protected] telling us what your kaupapa is and why you’d like to work with us. 

Applications close August 27th, 2022.