#134710

Technical Writer

Location:
Austin, TX
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
DOE
Start date:
07/02/2018
posted by:
Suzanne Alpizar
Date:
06/27/2018

Job Description:

The Technical Writers are responsible for creating, updating, and editing knowledge base articles, bullet news, and help topics. They will compose on-strategy copy elements to ensure consistency of the client voice. The Technical Writers must demonstrate conceptual as well as strategic thinking. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with Tools and Procedures teams to create and update knowledge base articles, help files, and bullet news 
  • Write clear, simple content that speaks to customers in their own language 
  • Edit and proofread help files, knowledge base articles, and bullet news. 
  • Suggest ways to improve content with formatting and visuals 
  • Give constructive feedback to your peers and review your own work with others 
  • Ensure content is technically accurate and meets client standards and guidelines 
  • Collaborate openly and effectively with a range of stakeholders 
  • Collaborate with content strategists to analyze under-performing content and suggest ways to enhance it 
  • Manage content projects and communicate status proactively 
  • Look for ways to make your content better - keep raising the bar 
  • Organize and track assignments and make sure final copy is routed to the appropriate teams 
  • Able to create content that meets current web accessibility guidelines 


Education/Experience/Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in technical communication, writing/composition, or similar field (Master's degree in technical communication preferred) 
  • 5+ years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree, or 2+ years with a Master's degree 
  • Exceptional writing, editing, formatting, collaboration, and communication skills 
  • Experience transforming content using formatting and visuals 
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects on tight timelines 
  • Experience collaborating with writers, visual designers, and subject matter experts 
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and diplomatically. Passion for providing a great user experience 
  • Understanding of SEO concepts and how readers find and use content on the web 
  • Working knowledge of HTML and Mac (OS and apps like Pages and Keynote) 
  • Working knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.

Here are some more things you can expect:

  • Wi-fi equipped shuttle service
  • Free parking
  • Onsite cafeteria

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)

Requirements:

 

***Background check is required for this position.***

 

***Please ensure full legal name is noted on resume along with a portfolio link if applicable.***