SMC is hiring – work at the heart of science media!

The Science Media Centre is looking for a new team member to join our busy Wellington-based team of four.

See the job ad on Seek and contact us below for a full job description.

Media coordinator role

Are you an excellent writer, able to translate complex science papers into crisp, readable summaries? Can you demonstrate strong news judgement in your ability to quickly identify topics and issues that will resonate with New Zealand media? Are you confident wrangling content management systems and running social media accounts?

We are seeking a self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced environment to tight deadlines.

You will be primarily responsible for developing engaging, compelling and accurate science-related content for our web portal and press releases, as well as assisting journalists gain access to high-quality sources of scientific research and expertise.

Ideally you will have a background in or be passionate about science and understand the workings of the research sector and the mainstream media.

You must be a New Zealand citizen or resident eligible to work in New Zealand.

This is a rare opportunity to work in a science communication role where science meets the headlines. Apply via Seek.

Apply by August 29, 2016
04 499 5476 / 021 859 365