Two Great Opportunities at Maori Television

Posted Tuesday 29 Apr 2014


Maori Television has two commissioner opportunities arising within our external programming team. Applications close 19 May 2014.

PROGRAMME COMMISSIONER - Bilingual Programming

The Commissioner role is responsible for identifying,assessing and commissioning new programmes from the independent production industry. This position will oversee programming with low to medium Te Reo Maori language content. The skills required for this appointment are an in-depth knowledge of television production, the ability to build strong and productive working relations with independent producers and a clear understanding of the aims and aspirations of Maori Television.

The Commissioner reports to the Senior Commissioner and joins a team dedicated to working closely with the independent production community, developing a collaborative and productive environment that provides high quality external programmes for Maori Television.


The Senior Commissioner will ideally already possess a solid background in commissioning or similar experience and can lead, guide and support the team of commissioners. Proven experience within the independent television production industry is required to be successful in this role, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This role reports to the General Manager Programming

For both these positions, a good understanding of Tikanga Maori (Maori culture) is required and a command of Te Reo Maori would be an advantage.

Please send cover letter and current CV to: or mail to

Human Resources Department

Maori Television

P 0 Box 113 017

Newmarket, Auckland.

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WIFT UK - Their Take on Cannes 2014

Posted Tuesday 29 Apr 2014

What Cannes You Expect?

Last week the Cannes Film Festival announced the features vying for this year's Palme d'Or, arguably international cinema's most acclaimed mantlepiece accessory. Amongst the 18 films in main competition there are two works directed by women - Still the Water (Naomi Kawase) and Le Meraviglie (Alice Rohrwacher).

Jane Campion, the only female director ever to have won the Palme d'Or, currently presides over the main jury.

.Despite declaring at the official press announcement in Paris last Thursday that "usually I don't mention the number (of films directed by women)," festival director Thierry Fremaux went out of his way to highlight that 15 of the 49 films selected across the various festival strands are directed by women (most in Un Certain Regard). Not bad when compared with last year's six but still some way off nearing gender parity. Still, it seems the understandable furore over recent years' lack of women has finally registered with the festival hierarchy.