New Zealand Law Society - Judicial Publications Officer

Judicial Publications Officer

Fixed-term position to 30 June 2023.

Te āhuatunga a te tūranga - About the role

The Chief District Court Judge's Chambers are currently seeking a Judicial Publications Officer to join our Communications and Publishing team headed by the Manager, Judicial Communications and Publishing. 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.


  • Screen, select, anonymise Criminal, Civil, Family Court and Youth Court Judgments
  • Provide oversight/checks and balances on the work conducted by your colleagues
  • Write summaries to provide contextualisation of judgments
  • Post judgments, summaries, and other publications to the District Court of New Zealand website
  • Create content for the website and social media
  • Database maintenance
  • Contribute ideas and solutions on new initiatives and projects

He pūkenga tou - Skills and experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with your colleagues
  • A legal qualification is a requirement of this position
  • Good understanding of legal principles, including statutory prohibitions on publications or the ability to quickly grasp the legislative requirements around judgment publication
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Be proactive with the ability to pick up new concepts and working processes
  • Experience/knowledge in content creation and web publishing would be advantageous
  • Be committed to the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi

Mō te tīma - About our team

At Te Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice, we're committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.

Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It's our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

Tono mai - How to apply

Apply for this role via our careers website. You can view a detailed position description at the site, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter. All applications must include a CV and cover letter.

Salary range

The appointing salary for this role will be between $63,019 and $82,295 based on skills and experience.

Applications close on Thursday, 29 September 2022.

Our Ministry's top priority is the safety and wellbeing of its employees. We have a comprehensive range of health and safety protocols already in place across all our worksites to help keep our people safe from the effects of COVID-19. We strongly encourage and support all our people to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Our current policy position is that vaccination is not a prerequisite for employment. However, while employed by Te Tāhū you will be bound by all policies, procedures and rules which are in effect at the time. This includes any future changes to our vaccination requirements.

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