[ASC-list] Fwd: Vacancy for a senior science writer based in Indonesia

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> From: Center for International Forestry Research <cifor-mediainfo at cgiar.org>
> Subject: Vacancy for a senior science writer based in Indonesia
> Date: 3 September 2014 1:38:28 pm AEST
> To: *|FNAME|* <director at tossgascoigne.com.au>
> Reply-To: Center for International Forestry Research <cifor-mediainfo at cgiar.org>
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> Job vacancy for a Senior Science Writer & Producer based in Indonesia
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> The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has a vacancy for a Senior Science Writer and Producer, based at our global headquarters just outside Jakarta, Indonesia.  This is a full expatriate position with generous international benefits. The successful candidate will work across a range of mediums and topics to turn out compelling, innovative and high-quality communications materials designed to help translate CIFOR’s high-caliber research into meaningful, real-world impact.
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> Already known for its innovation, ambition and reach, CIFOR’s communications program is looking to develop and use world-class, cutting-edge science communications to inform policy globally, regionally and nationally in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
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> Led by former journalists for Time and Associated Press, we have the funding and passion to achieve this bold vision, along with the infrastructure, technical and regional communications experts, and desire to experiment.
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> We have editorial partnerships with Reuters AlertNet and other global media outlets. Google News has accredited our Forests News blog as a credible news source. Hundreds of thousands of people watch our short videos, such as this multimedia package from the Amazon.
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> What we need now is a dynamic, creative and self-directed Senior Science Writer and Producer to take the freedom and resources we offer and make it happen – whether it involves traveling to the field in Asia, Africa or Latin America with a multimedia crew to produce documentary packages, conceptualizing an animated infographic, writing a speech for a head of state, or finessing a factsheet.
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> The ideal candidate will:
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> Be an avid reader of science and environmental literature and issues – someone who genuinely enjoys engaging with scientists and the topics they research
> Have a passion for storytelling and connecting with audiences
> Have a strong editorial background, able to identify the most compelling and appropriate stories and methods for telling them, whether tried-and-true, emerging or experimental
> Be a world-class writer and editor, who can turn their hand to any kind of material with great effect and due respect for academic rigor
> Be able to come up with and develop ideas for communicating science for impact, and be open to and excited by new possibilities
> Have a rich, varied body of work that demonstrates the ability to think across multimedia platforms, to experiment with new media and to never sacrifice quality or accuracy
> Be a dynamic go-getter with loads of initiative and an adventurous spirit.
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> Apply at http://www.cifor.org/careers/#GLOBALSTAFF
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> Check out our media platforms
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> CIFOR Website
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> Forests News Blog
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> Forests Climate Change news
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> CIFOR TV
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