SMC is hiring — come work where science meets the headlines

The Science Media Centre is looking for a media advisor to join our dynamic Wellington-based team of four

See the job ad and position description here

Media Advisor role

We are looking for an experienced journalist or science communicator to join a team working to improve and expand coverage of science-related issues across all types of media in New Zealand.

We work in a fast-paced environment, immersed in a wide range of science research and responding quickly to breaking news stories – be they emerging technologies, natural disasters or medical research discoveries. You’ll need to be able to quickly get your head around a topic and proactively identify angles and contacts that will be useful for New Zealand media.

You’ll ideally bring good networks of contacts in the New Zealand media and research sectors so you can hit the ground running. Firsthand experience of broadcast and digital media is a plus. To succeed in the role, you’ll need to be a self-starter who enjoys working collaboratively and who is able to adapt to best support the needs of journalists and scientists we work with.

Excellent writing skills are essential. Managing online content is an important part of the role. A full job description is available here.

If you think you are the person for this opportunity, please submit your CV and covering letter to by 5 pm Wednesday 4 April 2018.

For further information, please contact Dacia Herbulock on 04 499 5476 or email