Judicial Publications Officer | Wellington City
|Position Type:||Fixed Term Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Job Description.pdf (PDF, 237KB)
|Application Close Date:||17-Aug-2018|
Judicial Publications Officer – 1 -year Fixed Term position, Wellington
- This is an exciting opportunity to join a publications unit
- You will also be charged with selecting and anonymising judgments
- You will need to have excellent writing skills
The Chief District Court Judge and the Ministry of Justice have a vacancy for a Judicial Publications Officer responsible for the screening, selecting and anonymisation of final written judgments in the District, Family and Youth Courts and the creation of digital content.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a publications unit headed by a Publications Director and overseen by an Editorial Board. This environment is well suited to ambitious individuals looking to kick-start, or further develop, their legal careers.
You will be tasked with the important role of creating, maintaining and publishing web content. Website maintenance will be a requirement of the role. This will include the posting of judgments, summaries, and latest news to the publications website, along with the formulation of a variety of content, social media engagement and other general website, publication and database maintenance tasks. The ability to work collaboratively with your publication colleagues is an essential aspect of this position, including the contribution of ideas and solutions, and working constructively with the Director on new initiatives and projects.
You will also be charged with selecting and anonymising judgments in order to ensure published decisions are compliant with statutory requirements, Court orders and other publication restrictions. It will be important that you can quickly grasp the legislative requirements around judgment publication, and that you are able to provide important oversight/checks and balances on the work conducted by your colleagues.
You will also be charged with providing contextualisation and summaries of judgments, including those of high public/media interest. This important work helps provide the media, legal profession and general public with a better understanding of how judgments are reached, including the legislative and legal constraints upon a Judge's decision-making.
To be successful in this exciting and varied role you'll need to have excellent writing skills, exceptional attention to detail, a good understanding of legal principles including statutory prohibitions on publications, and the ability to pick up new concepts and working processes quickly. Experience/knowledge in content creation, graphic and web design, and web publishing would be advantageous.
Salary range: $54,896-$74,270
If this sounds like a role that interests you and you would like to see a position description please click “APPLY”. All applications must include a CV and cover letter.
To be considered for this role, applicants must be immediately available for an interview within New Zealand and must hold a current New Zealand work permit or be a New Zealand resident.
Applications close Friday 17 August 2018.