CLOSED: Editors at the Murray-Darling Basin Authority

 

THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED

We keep notices for closed positions on our website because people oftern ask us about the types of jobs an editor might have. This is one way of helping to answer that type of question.

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority is an independent Commonwealth authority responsible for the planning and integrated management of water resources in the Murray–Darling Basin. The authority is seeking expressions of interest for several editing/writing positions to assist in the preparation of documents associated with the Basin Plan. The positions will initially be available for periods of up to 6 months, based in Canberra. There are opportunities for staff at the APS 6 and EL1 levels. There may also be work for freelance editors.

The successful candidates will be able to work effectively in small teams under the pressure of tight deadlines. They must be accurate, technically excellent and able to communicate to lay audiences. Understanding of and demonstrated success at communicating water and broader environmental issues will be highly regarded.

Applications should include: a brief covering letter, a brief response to each of the selection criteria, and a CV (including details of two current referees).

Salary ranges
APS 6: $72,439–$79,727
EL1: $86,752–$95,437

Freelancers: If you are interested in the possibility of freelance work, please email your CV.

Selection criteria

1. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the area of writing and editing for publication.
2. Understanding of and demonstrated success at communicating water and broader environmental issues will be highly regarded.
3. Demonstrated accuracy and technical excellence.
4. Proven ability to work effectively in small teams under the pressure of tight deadlines.
5. Demonstrated ability to communicate to lay audiences.

About the Basin Plan

The Basin Plan prepared by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority and adopted by the Commonwealth Water Minister will be the central water planning document for the Murray–Darling Basin. It will set sustainable diversion limits on water that can be taken from surface and groundwater systems across the Basin, and prescribe requirements for state water resource plans in relation to sustainable diversion limits and other issues such as planning for environmental watering as per the Commonwealth Water Act 2007 (Part 2).