Content Writer

Posted on 13-May-2022
Application Close Date: 27-May-2022
Job Details
Position Type:
Fixed Term Full-time
Job Reference:
Note clipContent Writer - Feb 2022.pdf (PDF, 305KB)
Job Specification

Content Writer – Fixed Term

Do you want to be part of a fast-moving project that makes a difference? Are you skilled at turning complex ideas into plain web content? Do you enjoy working both independently and in a team?

Whakatairangatia ngā kete o te mātauranga ki te ao mārama! E te tai whakarunga, e te tai whakararo – nau piki mai, nau kake mai ki te Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa.

May the baskets of knowledge (education) be brought into the world of light. We welcome one and all to join us at the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

About the role 

You'll be part of a friendly and collaborative team who are passionate about revolutionising the customer experience for NZQA and making our information easier to use. You'll work in a well-paced and supportive environment where you take ownership of what you do. We work in an Agile environment on fortnight sprints. You'll get to become expert at transforming content into plain English and communicating to a wide range of people.

As NZQA's Content Writer you will:

  • Edit existing web content to plain language and style guide standards
  • Create engaging new content from briefs
  • Work with members across the team and our customers to plan and test content
  • Prepare images for the content management system (CMS), select images by style guide standards
  • Upload content into our CMS and Vimeo channel
  • Work with subject management experts to make sure content is useful to our customers and accurate
  • Make timely decisions on content to cut or keep
  • Make sure content is accessible
  • Negotiate with others to put our customers needs for plain language content first

You'll be proud to see how much your work will make a difference to many New Zealanders', and potential New Zealanders' lives.

Skills and experience


  • Experience writing and editing web content or a good portfolio of work
  • Qualification related to content, such as web content, editing, journalism, UX design
  • Very strong attention to detail
  • Good research skills, including interviewing people for information
  • An organised and flexible working style
  • Initiative and ability to work independently
  • Good communications skills, including written, verbal and listening skills
  • Awareness of te ao Māori
  • Passion for removing barriers to information through plain language


  • Experience using a CMS such as Silverstripe
  • Photo-editing skills
  • Te reo Māori skills
  • Strong understanding of accessible web content
  • UX copywriting
  • Experience working on an Agile project
  • Negotiation skills to make sure our customer needs always come first

About us

NZQA is a te reo Māori learning organisation and is committed to equity and lifelong learning. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds that will enrich our understanding of the education system. We prioritise the importance of understanding tikanga in building a culturally responsive workplace.  NZQA is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment to Māori and Pacific staff and has active Māori and Pacific staff networks which contribute to NZQA's strategic action plans - Te Kōkiritanga and Takiala Pasifika.

What we can offer:

  • A supportive team / whanau environment
  • A role with lots of variety
  • Development and career progression opportunities
  • To find out more click here NZQA Staff Benefits

Apply Now!

For more information about this role and NZQA please refer to the job description, NZQA's Customer Charter and Organisational Values. If you are applying/viewing through Seek, please click ‘apply now' to access these links.

If you would like to discuss further, please call Prashant Bakshi on 021 210 2615.

Applications close at 5.00 pm on 27 May 2022.