Why work at Acumen?

Acumen is a great place to work with plenty of opportunities.

Being independent and employee-owned defines our culture. We are ethical and inclusive with shared values of creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships.

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people, organisations and brands on campaigns that make a difference. Our work is interesting, challenging and fun. And that’s just how we like it.

We nurture and invest in our team through informal and formal training, peer review, coaching and mentoring. We provide opportunities for growth and are flexible.

We believe in creating conversations that matter.

If you’d like to know more, please get in touch, or scroll down to see current vacancies.

Corporate Communications Specialist / Account Director

  • Senior Corporate Communications opportunity with lots of scope
  • Independent and employee-owned agency
  • WFH options, full time, permanent opportunity

Bring your exceptional corporate reputation and communications skills to Acumen and support organisations make a difference across diverse sectors in Aotearoa NZ and the world.


What we do and who we are

Acumen is an integrated communications agency working with some of New Zealand’s and the world’s best-known companies and brands.

Our diverse, multi-disciplinary team has skills ranging from reputation & issues management to brand marketing. We are creatives, problem solvers, storytellers, trusted advisers, digital experts, thinkers, and doers.

Being independent and employee-owned defines our culture. We are ethical and inclusive with shared values of creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships.

We have offices in Auckland and Wellington and are looking for a Senior Corporate Communications Specialist / Account Director based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

What you will be doing

As a senior corporate communications consultant, you will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of client relationships including managing corporate communications and stakeholder engagement programmes.

You’ll be:

  • developing and implementing integrated communication strategies and campaigns across diverse sectors
  • a great corporate storyteller taking an integrated approach across earned, owned and paid media
  • be attuned to opportunities and risks, a problem solver and be calm under pressure
  • skilled at creating engaging corporate content, positioning and narratives to build understanding and trust among stakeholders
  • supporting and mentoring more junior consultants and growing their skillsets and knowledge.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • A proven track record and excellence in corporate reputation and communications (at least 7-8+ years’ experience)
  • An ability to build rapport, relationships and connect with people
  • Curiosity and interest in issues affecting Aotearoa and the world and what this might mean for our clients and our business
  • Advanced skills in verbal and written communications
  • A collaborative approach with a strong growth and team mindset
  • Great time management and organisation skills - able to prioritise competing tasks without blinking
  • Most importantly, you’ll have a genuine passion for what you do and an engaging positive energy to support our team and clients.

What we can offer in return

This role is a great opportunity for a confident Corporate Communications Specialist / Account Director who wants to join a best-in-class agency team or for someone looking for advancing that next step in their career. You’ll have a covetable client portfolio, work alongside some of the best in the business and be well-supported with positive leadership and a talented team. If you’re looking for a position where growth and opportunity for your development are boundless, this is the role for you.

  • We also offer WFH two days a week, plus fun office working environment including great snacks
  • A weekly commitment to your learning and development and additional training programmes and team conference
  • A competitive remuneration package
  • Super-interesting, diverse and meaningful work with great clients.

Please send your CV and covering letter, to Mandy Hancock at [email protected], or for a confidential conversation about the role call 0211981700.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Applications close 5pm, Friday 30 September, 2022

Senior Corporate Communications Specialist

  • Senior Corporate Communications opportunity with lots of scope
  • Independent and employee-owned agency
  • WFH options, full time, permanent opportunity

Bring your exceptional corporate reputation and communications skills to Acumen and support organisations make a difference across diverse sectors in Aotearoa NZ and the world.