If you love telling the story of science as much as you love science itself, then Marketing and Communication may be the right career choice for you. Increasingly part of the team behind science breakthroughs, communication professionals have the job of explaining science to the public, the government, within organisations and to other researchers.
Science communication can be a rewarding use of your skills and experiences if you’re a people person with an eye for the details in the data. A UNSW Science degree builds a foundation of technical expertise to support your career in Marketing and Communication.
Careers in Marketing & Communications
Well-crafted communication plays an important part in establishing a dialogue between vital research and society; the right message can be a strong influence on how a project is perceived by stakeholders. People who excel at science communication have a passion for telling people from all walks of life about the benefits of science. Marketing skills are central to devising communications strategies to sell research in the crowded marketplace of ideas.
You might be explaining recent weather events in a press release, briefing a government representative on a public health or environmental policy decision, developing a communications strategy inside a large science organisation, selling the benefits of new product to potential investors in a startup or helping a scientist present their research at a conference with their peers.
Science communicators can also be found working in social media marketing, curating or designing museum exhibitions, or editing and writing science publications. All of these roles require a skilled communicator who can match the message with the audience.
- Communications Manager
- Social Media Producer
- Public Relations Manager
- Market Researcher
- Marketing Manager
- Product Manager
- Science Communicator
- Museum Curator
- Science Journalist