SMC seeking new director

After nearly a decade, founding director Peter Griffin is moving on and we are on the hunt for a new leader.

This is a fantastic opportunity and a good time for potential candidates to reflect over the holidays on what they would bring to the role. See an excerpt from the job description below…

Playing a leading role at the heart of the New Zealand research sector where science meets the headlines

For nearly a decade the Science Media Centre has promoted evidence-based reporting of the big science-related issues facing society by helping journalists and scientists work more closely together.

We need someone who understands the changing media landscape, who is comfortable with complex science-related information and who has great networks in the media, the government and research sectors.

Most importantly, you’ll need to be able to lead a small, hardworking team to help achieve our goal of improving and expanding coverage of science-related issues.

Experience in the digital space will serve you well and good relationship management – with funders and our host Royal Society Te Apārangi, our expert contributors and the journalists we serve, is a crucial skill. Managing online content platforms is an important part of the role and we have a major media and communications training aspect of our work that will need your oversight.

More information and a full Position Description are available here.