New Job Associate Editor (Clerk 4) In Nova Scotia

Associate Editor (Clerk 4)
Associate Editor (Clerk 4)

Associate Editor (Clerk 4)

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $3,737–$4,133 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Legislative Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 3/7/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Hansard Reporting Services prepares and publishes the official report of the debates of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, Committees of the Whole House, Standing and Select Committees, legislative commissions, and conferences.

Hansard is a substantially verbatim report. It permits minor edits to aid readability while retaining a speaker’s meaning and intent.

About Our Opportunity

Production of the official report is a joint effort. Hansard Transcribers type a transcript from digital audio recordings. Proofreaders read the transcript to verify the spoken word, proper names, grammar and spelling, and to format text. As an Associate Editor, you will review the work they completed.

Primary Accountabilities

You will also:

  • Verify the accuracy of names, programs, places, and documentation read into the record of the House of Assembly.
  • Use the Sliq software to merge proofread segments into the edit stream.
  • Review and analyze merged segments to ensure clarity, consistency, logical expression of language, and accuracy of grammar and spelling.
  • Attend committee meetings to provide annotations for use in preparing transcripts.
  • Publish completed transcripts to the Legislature’s website.
  • In the absence of the Editor of Debates, provide direction to Transcriptionists and Proofreaders and exercise informed judgment on matters such as format and content.
  • Confer with Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs), caucus staff and department staff to resolve queries.
  • Respond to requests for specific documentation and conduct research to fulfill them.

You will report the to the Editor of Debates.

Qualifications and Experience

You have 5 years of related experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered, such as a bachelor’s degree with 1 year of related experience.

You have exceptional communication skills (written and verbal) and an extensive knowledge of English grammar, spelling, vocabulary and sentence structure. You possess a high degree of professionalism and a demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks. You work well both independently and as part of a team.

You are familiar with Hansard and have superior knowledge of MLA names, constituencies, ministerial portfolios, legislation, and current events. You have previous experience instructing or training staff. Your assets may include familiarity with the Sliq software platform, facility with learning new software, and fluency in written and spoken French.

Please indicate clearly in your resume and cover letter how you meet the qualifications and requirements for this position.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
  • Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies
  • Countless career paths
  • Department specific flexible working schedules

Pay Grade: CL 22

Salary Range: $1,868.53 - $2,066.70 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].