New Job Legislative Editor In Saskatchewan
Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $30.33 - $38.00 an hour
Location : Saskatchewan
Publications Saskatchewan requires a Legislative Editor to fulfill editing and research duties in the area of legislative publications, including: The Saskatchewan Gazette, Historical Legislation, First Reading Bills, consolidations of Statutes and Regulations, Rules of Court, the Legislative Tables of Public Statutes and Regulations, loose-leaf releases and other legislative and non-legislative publications.
Reporting to the Senior Editor, the Legislative Editor is required to manage sensitive and confidential information, possess exceptional grammatical, organizational, research, writing and communication skills, and have the ability to work professionally and tactfully with government and private sector clients and stakeholders in a high volume, fast-paced environment. The Legislative Editor is responsible for answering information requests from members of the public and government on a variety of legislative matters and for helping people understand the information provided, and/or referring them to authoritative sources. In the Senior Editor’s absence, the Editor must be able to fill the role of Supervisor of the Editorial Group in the areas of Human Resource matters, scheduling of workloads, setting job priorities, meeting project and publishing deadlines, team building and leadership.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to: clearly analyze and define problems and to be sensitive, objective, creative and proactive in decision-making and problem-solving; and work as an integral part of, and be diplomatic as a leader in legislative editing and publishing processes. You will also have the ability to consistently organize time and manage tasks independently and co-operatively with others within a team environment in order to establish, build and maintain effective, efficient and positive working relationships and to set and meet deadlines for the production and release of publication materials based on time and budget allowances, demand, and legislative requirements, and manage multiple tasks and priorities in order to meet deadlines in a demanding, high volume work environment.
The successful candidate will possess the following skills and have proven knowledge of the government legislative process as it relates to government printing and visual identity standards, legislative drafting procedures and principles, and the ability to work independent of, and in co-operation with Legislative Drafters/Lawyers, the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel, ministers’ offices, as well as other government officials and private sector executive organizations and businesses, in the production and publication of government legislation. You will also have exceptional reading, writing, research, interpretive/analytical and editing skills necessary to perform extensive legislative research and text editing. You will have basic comprehension of the French language, copyright laws and procedures, legal jargon and terminology in order to edit and/or utilize legal texts and policy and procedures manuals as reference materials. Knowledge and experience in desktop printing and publishing procedures and the Internet as a publishing and marketing medium, including knowledge of related hardware and software technology, such as: Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Internet Explorer, HTML and Portable Document Formats; and public relations/marketing and communications practices and theories in order to confidently promote products and services and communicate effectively with co-workers, the public, clients and stakeholders within and outside of government is also required.
Typically, the knowledge required for this position would be obtained by the completion of a Masters Degree in English, or the equivalent of education and job experience combined, such as an Honours Degree in English plus a legal background involving familiarity with, and the use of legislation and/or its legal interpretations, applications, functions and procedures.