We’re hiring: project manager/science publicist

We’re looking for a project manager and/or science publicist with 3 to 5 years’ experience to join our team at Science in Public.

Ideally, we’d like someone who’s got runs on the board getting science, health, or environment stories into the public domain. The more knowledge you have of the science world in Australia the better.

You must be able to write fluently and accurately, manage a number of projects at once, and work to tight deadlines. A solid grounding in tools such as WordPress, Twitter and MailChimp would also be useful.

The position is full-time or near full-time and hours are flexible. Pay will be negotiated based on experience and hours can be negotiated to be family-friendly.

If you are interested, please send us a short email summarising:

  1. Your mix of skills (media, outreach, project management, writing etc.)
  2. What experience you have in doing science communication and /or media liaison
  3. What you want to get out of the role
  4. Examples of your writing and/or media stories that you have been involved in. Please clearly state what contribution you made to the examples you send us.

We also have opportunities for internships – from two to four weeks. Preference is given to those who have demonstrated their interest in science communication.

Science in Public is a specialist science communication business based in Spotswood, Melbourne. We have a team of ten science writers and communicators. Our clients include universities, research institutes, government departments; as well as the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science and L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand’s For Women in Science Fellowship program.

You can read more about us and our work at www.scienceinpublic.com.au.

Any questions, give Sarah a call on 0413 332 489, otherwise, email your pitch (a one-pager addressing the above and a CV) to Toni Stevens at toni@scienceinpublic.com.au by Friday 16 May.