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Technical Editor

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Summary of work to be done:
Analyzing and researching query terms and results to understand the customer’s intent and improve search results creating a better customer experience. Analyst needs to be able to take vague instruction and generate relevant results.
Group Culture:
High-pace, goal oriented, driven team. We care about the quality of the product.
Day to Day work:
1) Query Judgment – Judging relevancy of search results based on query terms. e.g. query “Sears Paint”, judge the following products as perfect match, somewhat relevant or not relevant at all: Paint brush, XYZ paint.
2) Product Categorization – Classify search terms based on a database of set categories.
3) Error Reduction Work – Proofreading product titles, descriptions, and images.
4) Product Matching – grouping similar items
5) Ad hoc Projects

1-2 years of copy editing experience, developmental, and substantive editing experience in an online, Web or print environment required. Demonstrated knowledge of grammar, spelling and style is required. Must be familiar with current word processing software and be able to learn new tools quickly. A solid working understanding of the technology being documented or its equivalent is required. Must have the ability to organize complex documentation. The ability to work on several complex editing tasks simultaneously is required. Must have the ability to collaborate closely with one or more writers. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Must be able to meet deadlines. Excellent communications skills required, along with the ability to follow complex instructions. Must have the ability to adhere to a style guide and legal guidelines preferred. Must be able to provide current samples of work. Bachelor's degree in Technical Communications, English Literature, Journalism or related field preferred.

Additional Skills: The ability to self-pace and prioritize work. Exercise a flexible mind-set, trying to understand user intent and achieve agreement among fellow analysts. Attention to detail.

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