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Technical Writer

Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Job Category:
Communications, media, & marketing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is a Crown Entity established on 1 July 2017 under the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017. The role of our new organisation is to reduce unwanted fires, respond to structural and vegetation fires and other emergencies including motor vehicle crashes, medical emergencies, hazardous substance related incidents, natural disasters and support increased community resilience. Our new, unified organisation provides a fire and emergency service that delivers for communities, and the fire-fighters who serve them with integrity and respect, now and in the future.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Technical Writer to join our busy team. Reporting to the Content Manager within our National Communications team, you'll be responsible the translation of content needs for Fire and Emergency and to coordinate, consistent documents, including manuals, user guides, operational procedures, policies, forms and guidelines. This role includes the opportunity to work closely within the communications team and across Fire and Emergency in a wider context, and touches on most areas of the organisation to operational and non-operational personnel.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • a strong ability to translate technical information into accessible, meaningful information for a diverse range of audiences using Plain English
  • solid experience as a technical writer, policy writer or similar role involving complex technical information
  • expert writing skills focussing on strong interviewing and translation expertise
  • intermediate experience in a strategic internal or external relationship management role
  • demonstrated strategic approach to problem-solving and needs identification
  • demonstrated project management skills across multiple projects and diverse resources
  • intermediate process mapping skills.

So if you're looking for a chance to put your diverse skill set to use in an organisation with career and volunteer personnel dedicated to helping our communities, then we'll provide you with a unique opportunity to utilise your knowledge within a supportive team.

This is a fixed-term opportunity for six months. The salary range for this role is $56,384 to 66,334 gross per annum, prorated for the duration of the contract.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, please visit our website to download a position description and get more information on how to apply.

Applications close 5pm Thursday, 18 October 2018.

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