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Hmmmmmm….. did someone take the blame internally for Goff’s blunders? Or did they just get sick of Goff and quit?

Did anyone in parliamentary services note that applications close on April Fool’s Day?

Maybe I should apply.

Positions available

Press Secretary (Media Unit within the Labour Leader’s Office)

Applications close 12.00noon Friday, 1 April 2011

A great opportunity has become available for someone with experience in journalism/communications and politics to join the Media Unit within the Labour Leader’s Office.

Based in Parliament, the Press Secretary works with other members of the media team to provide advice and practical support to the Leader of the Labour Party and other Labour MPs.

You will need to have worked as a journalist and/or have previous experience in a communications role.  This is a fast paced and demanding role that calls for a highly organised and hardworking individual who can deal with tight deadlines and has a sound understanding of politics and the media environment. This is a fascinating role that offers real variety and provides an insight into New Zealand’s political process.

Ideally you will also have an understanding of the Parliamentary environment, be flexible in working hours, be able to travel and have great initiative to undertake this role.

Strong writing and communication skills are essential.

An application pack can be obtained by emailing [email protected]


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.