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Digital Marketing and Content Producer

The New Zealand Comedy Trust was established in 1995 to manage the NZ International Comedy Festival and foster the growth of comedy as a performing art in New Zealand.

The Comedy Fest has since grown into one of the most loved boutique events of its type in the world.  Held simultaneously over three weeks in Auckland and Wellington during May each year, the Festival is now a major nationwide event with a total attendance of around 90,000 each year.

As the Digital Marketing and Content Producer you will be focused on showcasing the NZ Comedy Trust and NZ International Comedy Festival brand through inspiring digital campaigns, creative content and savvy platform and community management.

You will have a passion and vision for innovative, visual, digital communication and elevating comedy in Aotearoa as a celebrated and integral feature of the creative sector. The role is to be a champion and a challenger, creating opportunities to develop, promote and grow a sustainable and diverse comedy industry celebrating the many voices representing Aotearoa.

To succeed in the role you will have:

  • Previous experience in digital marketing
  • Proven ability to create a variety of fresh digital content including video
  • Previous experience in arts or events marketing
  • Adobe suite, facebook ads, social media management, website editing
  • Excellent communication, relationship management and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and to work effectively under pressure.
  • A high level of initiative, self-motivation and enthusiasm.
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a small, dedicated team.
  • A passion for comedy and live performance.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small team in making a vital contribution to the comedy industry in Aotearoa.

The NZ Comedy Trust aims to elevate New Zealand comedy as a celebrated and integral feature of the arts sector.  We create opportunities to develop, promote and grow a sustainable and representative comedy industry in Aotearoa.  At all levels of programming and within our team, the New Zealand Comedy Trust champions the values of representation, contributing to a culture of inclusion and celebration.

Please email a CV,and cover letter or video cover letter, outlining your suitability for the role to marketing@comedyfestival.co.nz by 5pm Friday 3 December  Please include the reference Digital Marketing and Content Producer in the subject line. You are also welcome to include a portfolio or links to previous work.

For further information or a full position description, please contact marketing@comedyfestival.co.nz.

Please note. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently only accepting applications from New Zealand Citizens, New Zealand Residents who are either residing in Aotearoa or overseas, or applicants who hold a valid work visa and are currently living in Aotearoa.


This is a fixed term position running from January 2021 to June 2022, based in Auckland Central, with a pro rata salary of $50-$60k depending on experience. More information about the work of the Trust can be found at www.comedyfestival.co.nz and www.comedytrust.org.nz.

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