Join our team at the SMC

Media advisor – Science Media Centre

We are looking for an experienced journalist or science communicator to join our small, dedicated 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.

Skills and experience

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 for our websites is an important part of the role.

More information is available here. A full position description is available here

If you think you are the right person for this job, please submit your CV and covering letter to by 5pm Monday 9 December 2019.

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