Digital Media Reporter

  • Contractor
  • Suva Fiji
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Pacific Community profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Pacific Community


The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 27 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 25 sectors. We are known for our knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health surveillance, geoscience, and conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

The Communications Division is a central function under the Office of the Director-General, which is responsible for driving a strategic, integrated and contemporary approaches to communications and storytelling that drives impact across our organisation and externally. The team provides central coordination, development of effective systems and processes, coordination of strategic and Pacific-led storytelling approaches, policies, procedures and impact-based communication actions. A central aim of this role will be to ensure culturally sensitive storytelling including capturing of Pacific-led and owned stories of impact and preservation of cultural storytelling in line with Pacific cultures and practices.

The role – Digital Media Reporter will be the key reporting role providing engaging, human-interest stories, visual content, social media content and short video content for social media and Pacific Way across our Blue Pacific region. This role is designed for someone who is curious, has an appetite for story telling in and across Pacific communities, understands how users are best engaging with content in the region and is able to provide multi-platform style reporting in line with consistent rules, standards, grammar and spelling.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Produce, curate, edit video, written and visual content within SPC branding guidelines for social media, web and television.
  • Coordinate with Divisions to support storytelling in timely and responsive manners.
  • Reporting and evaluation.
  • Support One SPC communications actions.

For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.

Key selection criteria


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant communications area or in story production, media or digital strategy.

Technical expertise

  • At least 7 years of professional experience in the media, digital storytelling or communications fields, with a strong focus on online/social media communications.

Language skills

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness

  • Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment.

Salary, terms and conditions

Contract DurationUntil 31 March 2026 – subject to renewal depending on funding and performance.

Remuneration – The Digital Media Reporter is a band 7 position in SPC’s 2024 salary scale, with a commencing taxable salary range of FJD 2,287-2,859 per month, plus local staff benefits. An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made in the lower half of this range, with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews.

Recruitment principles –SPC’s recruitment is based on merit and fairness, and candidates are competing in a selection process that is fair, transparent, and non-discriminatory. SPC is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to cultural and gender diversity, including bilingualism, and will seek to attract and appoint candidates who respect these values. Due attention is given to gender equity and the maintenance of strong representation from Pacific Island professionals. If two interviewed candidates are ranked equal by the selection panel, preference will be given to the Pacific Islander.

Applicants will be assured of complete confidentiality in line with SPC’s Privacy Policy.

How to apply

Application procedure

Closing Date – 11 February 2024 at 11:59pm (Fiji time)

Job Reference: JM000558

Applicants must apply online at

Hard copies of applications will not be accepted.

For your application to be considered, you must provide us with:

  • an updated resume with contact details for three professional referees
  • a cover letter detailing your skills, experience and interest in this position
  • responses to all screening questions

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed at shortlisting stage if all the above documents are not provided. Applicants should not attach copies of qualifications or letters of reference. Please ensure your documents are in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

Only Fijian citizens are eligible to apply for this role.

SPC does not charge a fee to consider your application and will never ask for your banking or financial information during the recruitment process.

Screening Questions (maximum of 2,000 characters per question):

  1. What are your motivations for applying and what do you bring to this role that you feel will ensure success digital content production at SPC?
  2. Please outline your multimedia storytelling skillsets and provide an example that you are most proud of that you have produced and why?
  3. In your own views what is the importance of cultural storytelling and hearing stories of and from the Pacific region?

deadline: 11-Feb-24

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