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Technical Writer and Visual Developer

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This is a truly unique opportunity for someone who loves to use both sides of their brain! This is a contract-to-hire opportunity with an unusual and generous compensation plan.

In this position you will:

• Research user needs and characteristics and interview users to determine visual media requirements.
• Use the application, review specifications, participate in training when available, and interview subject matter experts to obtain the information necessary to develop accurate visual information.
• Write, edit, and produce clear, accurate, & appropriate content that may be published in the form of: online help systems, multimedia files, printed manuals, PDF files, or other formats as appropriate for the audience & content.
• Conceive and create graphics, animations, and videos to illustrate concepts and procedures.
• Assure the quality and accuracy of the content by coordinating technical reviews, incorporating reviewers’ suggestions and corrections, resolving questions, and performing or coordinating testing of programmed media and content, such as online assistance.
• Provide peer editing within the Technical Documentation group.
• Create technical content that is concise and easily understood by a non-technical audience.
• Assist with product planning when appropriate.
• Stay current with advances in the technical communications profession, technology, and tools through reading and continuing education.

You should:

• Be a true problem-solver
• Have a bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design or related field
• Produce the highest quality visual media content in a variety of formats.
• Have 3+ years of experience creating written, graphical, and video content for technical/scientific subject matter
• Have previous experience in an AGILE software development environment.
• Be able to quickly grasp technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text and multimedia.
• Possess excellence in communication skills.
• Have solid working knowledge of the following or comparable software:
o TechSmith Camtasia
o MadCap Capture
o Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects

• Experience with MadCap Flare is a plus
• Experience with producing content for localization/translation is also a plus

Please apply with a resume and portfolio of previous relevant work as well as a very brief summary of your relevant experience.

Thank you

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