Principal Technical Content Creator

Date:  26 May 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Salary Range $112,856 – $138,028

Permanent Role


  • Challenging role with the ability to make a difference in the world of work
  • Senior position for experienced content creator

About you:


We are looking for a Principal Technical Content Creator. Someone who can help us demystify employment legislation and shed light on what good and productive working relationships look like.


If you like working with diverse groups of stakeholders and think you have what it takes to translate complex legislation like the Holidays Act and multi-faceted employment relationship topics into simple, polished, and engaging content then this could be the role for you.


You will use your relationship management expertise and experience to develop effective long-term partnerships with senior public & private sector stakeholders to improve our content and in turn improve their systems and approaches to employment practices.


We are also seeking a Senior Technical Content Creator to work alongside the Principal, if you think that role would be a better fit for your, check it out here


Skills and Experience:

  • an interest in fair workplaces
  • a background in journalism, communications, or a relevant technical field with a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with senior stakeholders from across the world of work
  • a proven ability to develop innovative and people centric guidance, products and tools to communicate complex matters to people of all works of life.


About us:


This role sits in the Employment System Guidance & Engagement team within Employment NZ.

We are a small and highly engaged team of professionals who are passionate about fair workplaces and committed to helping people get employment settings right.


We effect change on the behaviour of employers and employees through fit-for-purpose system engagement and guidance. In doing so, we lift compliance with employment regulation and improve the treatment of workers, leading to good, productive workplace relationships and, ultimately, fair workplaces. Engaging, timely, and effective guidance, products and tools are at the heart of this.



Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE - About MBIE:


MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono - How to Apply:


If this role sounds like you, apply to join our smart, innovative, and high performing team now by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button. Where you can register your details and submit your cover letter and CV outlining your suitability for this role.


Click here to view a position description. 


Email quoting ref MBIE/11874 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on 19 June 2023