The communications division of the Tennessee Supreme Court/Administrative Office of the Courts in Nashville is seeking a strong writer to utilize a variety of communication formats to engage judges, policymakers, and the public on the work of Tennessee’s third branch of government – the judiciary. The ideal candidate will have a strong writing background and will be able to produce long-form, complex stories; short, compelling copy; dynamic graphs, infographics, and visuals; as well as other storytelling formats. In addition to regular articles on judicial profiles, specialty courts, and actions of the Tennessee Supreme Court, the AOC is also involved in multiple social and policy related issues, including the opioid epidemic, human trafficking, indigent representation in the court system, juvenile justice reform, access to justice and pro bono work, and more. Candidates must be able to balance multiple projects and must be able to thoroughly develop story ideas from start to finish.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, or related field, and a minimum of two years’ experience professional writing experience in a fast-paced environment. Outstanding writing and editing skills required. Additional skills in photography, basic graphic design, and social media are a plus. Candidate must possess a professional attitude and presence as there is extensive contact with judges, policymakers, media, and public officials.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Position Available: Immediately
Position Closing: Position will remain open until filled.
To Apply: You must apply through the instructions on our website: https://www.tncourts.gov/employment
NOTICE: This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.
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