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Research Publications Officer


Department: Native Law Centre, College of Law

FTE: 1.0

Status: Term up to April 30, 2018 with possibility of extension

Competition No.:  17134-M

Salary Information: The salary range is $46,457 to $72,590 per annum (Specialist Professional, Phase 1).  The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Primary Purpose: To provide legal research and writing editorial support to the Native Law Centre in the publication of a wide range of legal resources in print format.

Nature of Work: As a member of the Publications team, and working under the direction of the Managing Editor, the position provides legal research and writing, structural editing, stylistic editing, copyediting and proofreading for a variety of print publications, including a law report series and monographs. The work environment demands a high level of efficiency, sound editorial judgment, meticulous attention to detail, and is varied, with tight publication deadlines. Errors would have a significant impact on the Centre’s reputation as a publisher.


  • Supports the editorial needs of the publications program
  • Demonstrates competency as a headnote editor of judicial decisions writing clearly and concisely, identifying/describing legal issues and points of law, and classifying case law by subject matter
  • Ensures materials reflect plain language standards, or technical language standards when appropriate, and are free of errors in spelling, grammar and meaning
  • Ensures timely processing of all head noting, editing and proofreading assignments so that publication deadlines are met
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills and professionalism
  • Other projects as assigned

Education: LLM or JD Degree (Canadian Common Law). Assets include knowledge of Aboriginal law and/or Certification by the Editor’s Association of Canada.  

Experience: Two or more years of writing and editing experience in the publication of legal resources. A combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Sound knowledge of editing, proofreading practices and legal citation practices
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills and professionalism
  • Strong aptitude for exacting work
  • Excellent time management and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as a part of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and InDesign for Mac

This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Tracey Wray at 306-966-5872.  

Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.