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Australia & New Zealand Correspondent

Advertiser: Research Research Ltd.More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
13 Jul 2020
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Advertising, Arts & Media, Journalism & Writing

About the business


Research Research, known as *Research, helps scholars and institutions ensure that smart ideas do not go to waste. To achieve a thorough understanding of the funding landscape, leading universities depend on the coverage, accuracy, relevance, and reliability of the *Research Professional database of funding opportunities and our news and analysis services, which report on directions in research funding.

Using these tools, scholars make better-informed decisions about whether to develop a proposal or not. *Research serves over 250 institutions in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Australia, and New Zealand


About the role


Our specialist news service, covering research and higher education policy, is highly respected around the world. 

Our ANZ correspondent, a free lance role will be responsible for reporting on how the most important topics in these policy areas impact on researchers and institutions in Australia and New Zealand.

This will involve keeping on top of the news agenda on the beat and writing both on-diary and off-diary news and analysis, on topics ranging from government funding priorities, to university restructures, to misconduct cases.

At present, we publish ANZ news three times a week on our websites on our subscription-only website, Research Professional,and the public-facing site, but the scope and volume of work can be discussed with the group editor.

We envisage the work of the correspondent taking the equivalent of approximately 2-2.5 days per week, to a flexible pattern. We would also consider splitting the work between two regular correspondents.

To express your interest, please send a CV and covering letter, together with links to recently published articles, to by 31st July.  Kindly note you must have the legal rights to work in Australia.


Skills and experience


We are ideally looking for a journalist with a proven track record in science or education journalism, with a strong interest in policy. The successful applicant will become a regular freelance contributor to our publications, working alongside a 20-strong team of staff journalists and a network of correspondents based around the world.


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?

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