Position Vacant: Editor – Anex Bulletin

Penington Institute is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic writer/editor to oversee the planning, writing, editing and e-publishing of the Anex Bulletin.

This is a singular opportunity to project manage the relaunched Anex Bulletin – a key publication for workers in Australia’s needle and syringe programs (NSPs). The Bulletin reports on the real world practical challenges faced by more than 3100 NSP sites across Australia, and the innovative solutions developed to respond to the harms of drug use.

You will have a strong background in writing and editing newsletters, magazines and/or other publications. You will bring ideas and innovation as well as high level grammar and proofreading skills, attention to detail and a focus on deadlines.

Your stakeholder relations skills are highly developed and a point of personal pride. In putting together the Anex Bulletin you will work closely with senior staff and an Editorial Advisory Committee as well as having the support of your Penington Institute colleagues through a working group.

But this is not a “big chair” position. You will be hands-on, rolling up your sleeves and writing articles and sourcing images as well as briefing other writers.

Penington Institute is an independent, not-for-profit drug research and education organisation based in Melbourne.

Penington Institute’s mission is “to actively support the adoption of approaches to drug use that promote safety and human dignity”. It does so through: thought leadership, community education, health worker training, research and policy formation.

We offer a dynamic working environment and are located at the city fringe. The remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The position is part time (0.4FTE) contract up to 31 October 2017 with working hours negotiable for the suitable applicant.

Please read the position description and ensure your application includes a cover letter and current CV.

Submit your application to Jo Gillard (j.gillard@penington.org.au)

Applications close 9 am, Tuesday 21 June 2016.