Communications Writer

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/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 high-profile legal cases, rule changes, 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, and 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, English, or related field, and a minimum of two years’ experience at a print media outlet, or similar 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
Department: Administrative Office of the Courts
Position Available: Immediately
Position Closing: This position will remain open until filled

To Apply

Submit an Application for Employment in PDF, a resume, a current resume, three writing samples or a link to an online portfolio, and three professional references to human.resources@tncourts.gov

The Court System accepts only electronic applicant information saved in PDF format.

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.

Thank you for taking time to submit your information for consideration. Applicants will not receive communication regarding your submission unless you are called to clarify or to schedule an interview.

For more information: Questions and inquiries maybe directed to human.resources@tncourts.gov