Mt Albert, Auckland, New ZealandVacancy 42852A bit about usAt Plant & Food Research, we believe science can create a better future. By finding smarter, greener options today, we’re helping secure the world we want to live in tomorrow. With our partners, we use world-leading science to improve the way they grow, fish, harvest and share food. Every day, we have 1000 people working across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to help deliver healthy foods from the world’s most sustainable systems.What you will be doingAs the Senior Communications Advisor you will be at the hub of our external communications activities – whether that’s through the media or social media, digital or traditional channels. Working closely with internal and external stakeholders, you will be collaborative, people-focused and thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment.You will be innovative in your approach to delivering best practice, customer-focused communication and advisory services. Working as part of a high performing team you will be involved in everything from media relations and speech writing to digital communications and issues management. You’ll need to have a hands-on approach, be great with people, and be able to quickly get to grips with a complex organisation that has a wide variety of stakeholders. Capable of working independently and as part of a team, you will have a proven track record of delivering corporate communications campaigns with creativity and flair. We’re particularly looking for someone with great storytelling abilities, who can take our research and share it with our audiences through our digital and traditional media channels.What you will needAs a minimum you’ll have three years’ experience in corporate communications, public relations or journalism, with experience in writing for a variety of audiences and media including web and social media. A communication and/or science qualification and knowledge of horticultural or food industries would be advantageous but not essential.What you will getThe opportunity to work within an award-winning communications and marketing team, in a friendly, collegial environment based at our Mt Albert site in Auckland. We guarantee you won’t be bored and will contribute to exciting projects with an organisation that has an excellent reputation for its science and impact! We offer excellent employee benefits, including generous leave provisions and employer contribution to superannuation, and subsidised health insurance.