General Editor at Department of Conservation, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Do you feel inspired by and connected to our kaupapa vision: Papatūānuku Thrives?
- Would you like to be part of a dedicated team driving continuous improvement to align and enhance the DOC voice?
- Are you interested in a Wellington-based role supported by flexible working arrangements, including up to one to two days per week remote working?
Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata. If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.
The Customer and Brand team uses the DOC brand to drive engagement, change behaviour, educate and communicate about conservation and nature, and build social licence in the organisation through campaigns, publications, products, and national partnerships.
He angitūtanga: About the role
We are excited to announce an opportunity for an experienced editor to join our Customer and Brand team. Reporting to the Team Lead, Creative Services, you will deliver a highly efficient and effective editing service that spans a truly diverse and ambitious programme of work.
Whanaungatanga is a guiding principle throughout this mahi. You'll collaborate closely with colleagues and stakeholders across the DOC eco-system, from scientists and policy experts through to rangers on the ground. Your expertise will be key in supporting the editing and publishing of artefacts including reports and documents, marketing campaigns, social media content, safety collateral, signage and more, inspiring people to be aware of, connect with and act for nature and cultural heritage.
An understanding of mātauranga Māori and te Ao Māori is important: at DOC we seek to bring te Ao Māori into all our work and ensure iwi, hapū, and whānau are enabled and supported to share their stories and ultimately increase the impact of our storytelling.
He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for
Are you motivated to inspire people to connect and care for Papatūānuku? We want to hear from you if you have:
- Professional experience and credibility in editing
- Experience and confidence in developing and fostering collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholders
- Critical thinking capability – can navigate ambiguity, identify issues and risks, and provide creative solutions to resolve problems
- Strong prioritisation skills – can work in a flexible and agile way across a variety of content, adhering to multiple deadlines whilst ensuring consistency in tone
- Excellent communication skills – can speak with authority to positively negotiate and influence branding decisions
- Cultural awareness of te Ao Māori – can effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner
A professional publishing diploma, formal editing training or an international equivalent is highly desirable.
You'll be joining a fast-paced team of motivated professionals who are on a journey of significant continuous improvement, using our expertise to drive change and provide outstanding customer service. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of excellence and growth.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
To apply, submit your CV and a tailored cover letter (PDF) online that describes your motivation and that highlights your relevant skills, experience and personal qualities in line with the above requirements.
Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 28 November 2021. Candidates shortlisted to interview will be asked to complete an editing exercise as part of the selection process.
The salary range starts from $58,476 up to $79,115 based on demonstrable skills and experience.
If you have any queries about the role please contact hiring manager Claire Gibb via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note applications will not be accepted by email.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Attachment:||Role Descrition - General Editor.pdf (PDF, 182KB)
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