<< Back to Search Results

Technical Writer

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
Job Category:
IT & computing
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
Closing Date:
File Attachment:
Employer Website:

Job Description

The Corporate Governance and Information Group (CGI) formed in 2015 as part of the re-shaping of MBIE's corporate functions. The CGI group was created as a result of “building a high performing MBIE” to provide expert support and advice to MBIE business groups. 

We are now looking to refresh and strengthen our capability within CGI by focusing on the key areas where we are best placed to optimise organisational performance.  This next phase of our journey will ensure that we are well positioned to support the wider MBIE in Growing New Zealand for All.


We are looking for a Technical Writer to work closely with subject matter experts to create, review and update technical information for a non-technical audience and publish it on the MBIE intranet pages that are owned by the Enterprise Risk and Assurance branch. The work will include web content and paper-based documents.


We are looking for someone with:

  • Demonstrated and wide-ranging knowledge of the principles of writing Plain English content, including for the web and social media
  • Proven ability to translate complex technical information into plain English without changing the message, so that it's easy to read and understand.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience  managing complex situations that demand high levels of judgement
  • Sound knowledge of communications principles
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, such as subject matter experts, content owners, communications advisors, and technical experts
  • Experience managing the expectations of those you work with at all levels
  • Experience creating, updating and reviewing processes, guidelines, procedures, tools and templates
  • Ability to influence, and at times negotiate with stakeholders to agree solutions
  • An ability to understand and communicate technical information about websites, eg information architecture and website functionality
  • An ability to write for a range of audiences, from lay to technical specialist
  • An ability to communicate effectively with website technical staff
  • An ability to manage and prioritise a diverse set of tasks in a complex and fast-changing environment
  • Sound IT and computer systems knowledge, using Microsoft Office Suite


MBIE works to better support, connect and strengthen businesses and “Grow New Zealand for All”. It backs New Zealand's talent, ideas and business enterprises through ensuring safe and fair workplaces, developing and supporting the science and innovation system, better supporting businesses and streamlining regulation. 

How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the online application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Please e-mail Ellie Lockhart at if you have any further questions.

Applications close on Friday, 22nd September 2017.

Apply To:

<< Back to Search Results