Job opportunity: Senior Communications Advisor (1.0 FTE)

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We're looking for a great all-rounder who's interested in using their exceptional science communications and outreach skills to help tackle a critical environmental science challenge facing the nation.

  • Based at NIWA on Wellington's waterfront
  • Full-time, 12-month fixed term (parental leave cover)

This fulltime role is critical in ensuring that Sustainable Seas effectively communicates its mission and research to Māori and a wide range of stakeholders, including central and regional government, industry, community groups, NGOs and the public.

This role is extremely varied. You will be responsible for:

  • Ongoing review, refinement and delivery of the Challenge's communications and outreach strategy
  • External communications content across a number of channels (including website, social media, e-newsletter, print material, webinars, and media)
  • Outreach activities
  • Supporting the Challenge’s iwi and stakeholder engagement
  • Helping manage the Challenge's brand and reputation

You will work with the Senior Leadership team, researchers, stakeholders and Challenge parties; and report directly to the Challenge Director.

You will have relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent industry experience. You will have executed successful communications activities – including events – for large organisations, be an excellent writer and be able to communicate with a wide range of audiences using a variety of channels. Experience working within the science/government sector would be an advantage.

We are offering a competitive remuneration package, free on-site carparking, and the opportunity to work alongside NIWA's professional, friendly and supportive Communications & Marketing team.

Ideal start date is early April to ensure a good handover period.

Deadline for applications: 11:55pm, Sunday 18 Feb 2018

For more information and to apply visit Science NZ

Date posted: 26/01/2018

News type: News

Programme type: Engagement Valuable Seas Vision Mātauranga Tangaroa Our Seas Managed Seas Dynamic Seas