Editor

Competition: LA222373

Department: Hansard Services

Position Type: Auxiliary

Close Date: Monday, January 2, 2023

Salary Range: $26.81 - $33.51 hourly + 8% vacation pay (Under Review)

Position Description: Editor JD - Dec 2022.pdf

Position Summary

​Employees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (Assembly) provide professional non-partisan services to support the democratic institution of Parliament and its members through procedural advice, administrative support and information services. The Assembly is an autonomous employer, separate from the administrative framework of B.C. government ministries and agencies.

Hansard Services is seeking two eager, professional and detail-oriented individuals for the auxiliary as-and-when position of Editor.

Reporting to an Editorial Team Leader, the Editor works as part of a team to create accurate, reliable, timely, and high-quality transcripts of the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly. Working within tight deadlines, the Editor implements Hansard editorial and procedural guidelines and conducts research using in-house resources and support, ensuring all transcripts meet Hansards editorial, research, and procedural quality standards. In addition, the Editor participates in departmental projects, mentors colleagues and supports Editorial Team Leaders.

Editors work a fluctuating schedule. When the House is in session, typically from February to June and October to December, Editors generally work shifts with work hours falling between 10:00am and 8:00pm, Mondays through Thursdays. Additional work may be available on an as needed basis for sessional Fridays and during months when the House is not in session. For more information about the sessional schedule, please view the parliamentary calendar on our website https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/parliamentary-calendar.

Qualifications

Applicants must have:

  • Professional writing and editing experience.
  • Experience with professional standards and style guides.
  • Experience in meeting deadlines.
  • Experience working within a cooperative team environment.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Professional training and/or certification in editing.
  • Copy-editing experience.

Please refer to the position description for a full list of duties and qualifications.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Career development – We support continuing education by providing innovative, inclusive and diverse learning opportunities for growth, skill development and career advancement.
  • Community, engagement and recognition – We value teamwork, collaboration and connection. Employees have the opportunity to interact and engage through projects, committees, working groups and events. Together, we celebrate and acknowledge each other's outstanding achievements and contributions.
  • Extended health benefits – We provide eligible employees with a competitive benefits package, which includes extended health and dental, basic life insurance, an optional family funeral benefit plan, optional life insurance, optional accidental death and dismemberment, travel medical insurance, sick leave and long-term disability benefits.
  • Flexible work options – We offer remote work and flexible work arrangements for a greater work-life balance.
  • Health and wellness – We promote employee health and wellness by providing access to an employee assistance program, an in-house fitness room, secure bike storage and a reduced-cost bus pass through the BC Transit ProPASS program. We also offer an infant and family wellness room, a meditation room and a sustainable commuting and active living program that provides reimbursement for fitness and wellness activities.
  • Location, location, location — We provide employment in an architectural landmark, the Parliament Buildings, which overlooks Victoria's Inner Harbour on the edge of the downtown core, close to shops, restaurants, cafes and parks.
  • Retirement benefits – We offer a generous pension plan with the Public Service Pension Plan where contributions are made by both the employee and Legislative Assembly. This pension plan provides employees with a lifetime monthly pension when they retire.
  • Vacation benefits – We offer four weeks of annual vacation time to start, or 8 percent vacation pay.

     

For more information about our organization, go to https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/working-here.

Application Requirements

​Please submit cover letter and résumé (preferably combined in one PDF document saved as Lastname, Firstname), citing Competition LA222373, by January 2, 2023 by e-mail to careers@leg.bc.ca.

Note:

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment, and selection processes. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please contact human.resources@leg.bc.ca.

We would like to thank everyone in advance for applying as only those shortlisted will be contacted.  An eligibility list may be established and/or auxiliary positions may be considered for future conversion to regular status. Lesser qualified applicants may be under-implemented or appointed at a lower classification. A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required as a condition of employment.

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Human Resources
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
E-mail: careers@leg.bc.ca | Telephone: 250-387-5532 | Web: www.leg.bc.ca

For inquiries please visit our FAQ page or contact us.

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