Court Reporter (Transcriber) – Auckland Central

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    4 weeks ago
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  • Category: Administration/Support
  • Location: Auckland City
  • Date Advertised: 17-DEC-20
  • Job Reference: MOJ/1500888
  • Job Title: Court Reporter (Transcriber) – Auckland Central
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National Transcription Service, Ministry of Justice, Auckland District Court


Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the Role

An accurate record is often at the heart of the justice system, and transcription is an essential part of that. The National Transcription Service (NTS) has a focus on efficiently servicing the transcription needs of courts and tribunals through specialist digital recording technology. 

In the demanding role of NTS Court Reporter, no two days are the same. You will be exposed to unique situations in a changeable and fast-paced work environment as you transcribe a variety of court and other cases, across a range of jurisdictions. 


Mō te tīma/About our Team

At Tāhū o te Ture – the Ministry of Justice, we’re committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.

You will be in a team that has a unique perspective on the justice system – making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders. You will be part of a national network from within a supportive local team; working together to transcribe audio recorded anywhere in the country.

Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It’s our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated. 


He pūkenga tou/Skills and Experience

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • An accurate audio-typing base speed of 70+ words per minute (wpm) with the expectation this will increase with training in the use of smart transcription tools;
  • A high standard of written English (comprehension, vocabulary, punctuation, spelling and grammar);
  • Fully competent in a Windows based environment (particularly MSWord) – with the ability to learn new systems and navigate through multiple applications;
  • Composure under pressure: adaptable and able to productively, but safely, self-manage in an often-changeable environment; 
  • Experience in a detailed focused/ quality driven environment
  • The ability to understand and apply legal protocols and court procedures;
  • The ability to handle upsetting content
  • The ability to research/ learn complex terminology (e.g. legal/ medical/ scientific/ industrial);
  • Excellent, customer-focused decision making.


While previous transcription experience may be desirable, this role would suit someone with great computer skills who is interested in experiencing a unique window into the legal world and justice sector.  Full training will be given.

Bring your excellent typing skills, your adaptability, attention-to-detail, perseverance and unflappable nature and we’ll teach you everything else you need to know. 


Tono mai/How to Apply

To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description here, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter. There is a small questionnaire that needs to be completed as well. Please allow 15 minutes for this.

Salary Range: $48,853-$68,968

Applications close on: 17th January 2021

Please Note: Since this role runs through the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Any shortlisting and interviews will take place end of January through to February 2021 at this stage. 

If you have any questions, please contact and use reference number: MOJ/1500888. Please note that there is a ministry wide closure from 24th December – 5th January 2021. Any issues will only be resolved prior or after these dates.