Bay of Plenty
28 Aug 2012
19 Sep 2012
Description of Organisation
As a Crown Research Institute, Scion’s purpose is to drive innovation and growth from New Zealand’s forest industry and to create high value economic, environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand. As well as conducting research to enhance the international competitiveness and profitability of the current forest industry, Scion is at the leading edge of new technology development for renewable biomaterials and energy and the establishment of a broader based bio-economy.
Description of Position
If you are thinking about a life style change with the opportunity to continue providing and leading specialist communications activities, then this fulltime permanent role could be the one for you.
We need someone who can take responsibility for producing strategic communications plans and implementing communications activities using a range of disciplines and channels. You will also lead the production of key corporate publications.
Key Areas of Responsibility
To be successful in this role you must have:
• The stamina to work in a complex and fast-paced environment
• A minimum of 5 years experience in a Senior communications role
or similar profession
• A tertiary degree in journalism, public relations or related discipline
• Proven ability to express complex ideas in plain English
• Superb interpersonal and communications skills
• Excellent writing skills with published examples
Experience in a science, research or academic environment would be a real advantage.
Scion presents talented and ambitious individuals the unique opportunity to pursue a fulfilling professional career at the heart of New Zealand’s forest industry. We are situated at the edge of Rotorua’s world-famous Whakarewarewa Forest. We offer a great working environment and, with our central location and proximity to coastal beaches, inland lakes, native forests, geothermal areas and volcanic ski-fields, we offer many opportunities to balance work with the other things that are important in your life.
For further information and to apply online, please refer to our website: www.scionresearch.com
Applicant must have a legal right to work in NZ