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Publishers Association of New Zealand | Te Rau o Tākupu (PANZ) Association Director, Auckland

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PANZ is the member organisation representing and supporting publishing in all its forms across Aotearoa New Zealand – trade, educational, professional scholarly and digital. We help members thrive in business and prepare them for the future, through training and professional development, advocacy, export and market development, funding, and collaboration with other sector organisations. Our vision is for a thriving, sustainable and inclusive industry for local and global readers.

We are now seeking a highly collaborative, communicative and capable individual to drive our organisation as Association Director.

Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, and reporting to the PANZ President, the Director is the sole full-time, permanent employee of PANZ, responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day general management and administration of the organisation, including staff and contractors.

They are our primary point of contact for Council and membership, working closely with the President and Council to initiate and deliver Association strategies, projects and activities.

They represent PANZ to a wide range of stakeholder, government and sector organisations across Aotearoa and internationally to support the contribution publishing makes to New Zealand’s creative, cultural and economic wellbeing, including Ministry of Culture and Heritage, Creative New Zealand, Education New Zealand, Booksellers New Zealand, the New Zealand Society of Authors, the Coalition for Books, Copyright Licensing New Zealand, Read NZ Te Pou Muramura and WeCreate.

As such, the successful candidate must be, above all, a skilled and communicative relationship builder, advocate and partner, ideally with recent working knowledge of the local and international publishing and related industries.

They will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the importance of Māori language, culture, and identity in all their work and contribute to PANZ’s commitments to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

They will have strong operational, budgetary, record-keeping and project management skills with proven organisational and time management, and manifest excellent written and verbal communication.

Experience with grants administration and management, and/or sponsorship and funds development contexts would be advantageous.

A full job description is available here.

A complete application consists of a cover letter and up-to-date CV.

To apply, or for further information about the role, please email in confidence

Applications close 29 February 2024.

Territory Manager, Account & Relationship Management (Sales) Bateman Books New Zealand

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Bateman Books is seeking an Account Manager to join our sales team. The role will be based in the Lower North Island and service accounts from Wellington, Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay, Poverty Bay, Whanganui, Taranaki and Taupō areas. Out of town travel of approximately 7 to 8 nights a month is required. The successful candidate must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.


  • To represent Bateman Books and its agencies, products and services to its customers, and to develop and seek new business opportunities.
  • To retain positive commercial relationships with Bateman’s extensive customer base.
  • Maximising sales for Bateman’s new titles and backlist to achieve sales targets.

You will be required to attend two sales meetings per year, usually in Auckland; and may be asked to come to our Auckland-based H/O at other times on occasion.


  • You will ideally have some experience in the book trade, either as a sales representative or in a bookshop for two to three years.
  • You will have substantial knowledge of sales processes, plus excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You will need to be self-motivated.
  • What matters most to us is a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Excellent computer skills are also required.

If the above role sounds like you. please apply with your CV and a covering letter detailing why this job is for you to the General Manager, Bryce Gibson, at:

Deadline for applications is 1 March 2024.