Chief Executive - fixed term

Able is New Zealand’s home of captioning and audio description and makes media accessible for the Deaf, hard of hearing, blind and vision-impaired communities. We’re looking for an interim Chief Executive for a fixed term of one year from January – December 2019 to cover parental leave.

Able is a not-for-profit organisation funded to provide New Zealand television broadcasters with captioning and audio description services, along with clients across the country. Able’s experienced team of 32 are an efficient and smooth-running team providing a high quality service. While day to day operations will need general oversight, the interim Chief Executive’s role will be to implement new projects and keep moving Able forward in a time of fast-paced change in the media industry.

If you’re an experienced senior leader or chief executive with experience in the media or technology sectors looking for a new challenge, this could be the opportunity for you. This role requires leadership experience with skills in financial management, strategic planning, business development, communications and human resources. This is an external facing role requiring a keen networker who excels at engaging stakeholders, government relations and industry advocacy.   

This full-time role can offer some flexibility for the right candidate.

If you would like to apply for this role, please email with your cover letter, CV and a completed Able Application For Employment form.

If you would like more information about the role, please contact

Applications for this position close Friday 31st August 2018. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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