[ASC-list] science writer / communicator wanted

Jenni Metcalfe jenni at econnect.com.au
Sat Jul 11 06:14:55 UTC 2009


We [Econnect Communication Pty Ltd] are a small long-established science
communication agency. 

 

THE JOB

We are currently seeking an experienced and enthusiastic science writer /
communicator to join our small team to write web content, media releases,
feature articles, e-newsletters, interpretive information. fact sheets and
video scripts. This involves researching information, interviewing
scientists and others involved in or affected by science, and producing
written materials.  This work will involve liaison with scientists,
government representatives, community representatives, farmers, and the
media. It will also involve both traditional and new media.

 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT will:

.        Have excellent writing skills in a variety of formats

.        Understand scientific culture and processes through past experience
at working with researchers

.        Have technical skills with website and new media formats

.        Be passionate about communicating about science, especially the
environmental sciences

.        Feel comfortable working within a small team as well as
independently

.        Respond well to feedback and constructive criticism

.        Be able to meet agreed deadlines

 

LOCATION:  Preferably in our West End offices in Brisbane, but this is
negotiable for the right candidate

 

TERMS: Contract until June 30 2010 with the possibility of extension beyond
this depending on performance and work demand; three-month probationary
period; must be able to start as soon as possible, and definitely by early
August

 

CONDITIONS: 

.        Salary of $60K plus super plus performance-based quarterly bonuses 

.        One rostered day off per month; flexi-time

.        38 hours per week; flexible times

.        4 weeks annual leave; 10 days sick pay

.        Back veranda for lunches, teas and parties (in Brisbane office)

 

APPLICATIONS: 

.        To me via email only (jenni at econnect.com.au)

.        Close 6pm, Friday 17 July

.        Two pages maximum addressing the 7 dot points listed under 'The
successful applicant', and providing your contact details, the names and
contact details of two recent work referees, and your availability to start
work with us

.        Short-listed applicants will be advised on Monday 20 July of a
writing exercise, which they will be expected to complete by 6pm Wednesday
22 July.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Check out www.econnect.com.au. This should provide any information you
require about our company. If you have more specific queries, please email
me (don't phone).  

 

 

 

Jenni Metcalfe

Director Econnect Communication

PO Box 734

South Brisbane Q 4101

Australia

www.econnect.com.au

jenni at econnect.com.au

phone: + 61 7 3846 7111, +0408 551 866

skype:  jenni.metcalfe

 

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