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18/008 Content Editor

Department of Internal Affairs
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Type: Permanent Hours: Full time Location: Wellington Business Group: Government Information Services Branch: Service and System Transformation Salary: $65,124 - 88,109

We have a permanent full time vacancy for a Content Editor in our busy content team managing a range of products including, and

Better New Zealand

Working at the Department of Internal Affairs, you'll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders.

Government Information Services (GIS) sits within the Department's Service and System Transformation Branch.

GIS delivers trusted government information, open data and digital engagement to improve the public's digital experience with government.  We're working to make digital government information easier to find, understand and use. We do this by both providing best practice digital products like and, and by working with government agencies and industry to help them raise the quality and standards of government's digital delivery. 

We need someone with skills in taking complex government information and turning it into plain language to meet user needs. You'll work with the Content Designers to maintain and develop high quality content for our portfolio of products.

To be successful in this role you'll need experience in:

  • editing content using content management systems (CMS), preferably SilverStripe
  • understanding complex language and turning it into plain English
  • working with HTML
  • managing effective engagement with agencies and other stakeholders
  • using feedback and user-needs to guide your work
  • working in an Agile framework
  • working in a high pressure environment
  • working autonomously, with the ability to self-manage
  • using photo editing tools, such as Photoshop.

You'll also need to:

  • have highly developed relationship management skills
  • have knowledge of web content writing best practice and web standards
  • be able to work collaboratively and mentor other team members.

If you want to join a team of smart, committed people who do incredibly interesting and important work for New Zealand - then get in touch.

Applications close: 5PM, Wednesday 31 January 2018 For more information please contact: Jan Clark on 027 8391038 Job description: To review the full job description, please click here, if you are unable to follow this link, please view on our careers website.

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