NZES seeking a Hot Topics coordinator/editor

The NZ Ecological society is currently accepting expressions of interest for the role of Hot Topics Coordinator/Editor. This volunteer role entails soliciting NZ ecological experts to write short opinion pieces on currently popular science on behalf of the NZES. These science communication pieces are typically about 500 words and constitute a brief overview and scientific perspective on an issue currently of interest in mainstream society. The pieces are expected to be supported by open access journal articles if possible and are peer-reviewed before dissemination through the NZES website and social media platforms. 


If you enjoy science communication or would like to promote awareness of ecological knowledge this is a great opportunity! This role requires coordination of the creation of these pieces right from topic selection through to technical editing before release. A large ecological social network and ability to schmooze possible contributing authors are helpful skills...


For more on Hot Topics and some example pieces please see our website:


Management of this role is overseen by George Perry, NZ Journal of Ecology Editor and Kiri Joy Wallace, NZES Vice President.


The successful candidate could start immediately and must start by 1 December 2020 at the latest. To make inquiries or submit an expression of interest  please email NZES Vice President Kiri Joy Wallace by 1 October 2020.


Time commitment: Maximum 2 hours/week (flexible, as needed)