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UX Writer

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My client is a Global Technology Giant, and they are looking for an experienced UX Writer. This is a 12 month contract, paying up to £62 000/annum PAYE Pro Rata depending on experience.  


We follow a simple but vital premise in the User Experience group: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." We're passionately interested in our users and strive to learn everything we can about their behaviors, attitudes, and emotions to help define the products and experiences we create. The User Experience team is a critical driving force behind gathering these insights and then using them to inspire and inform design. We are a multi-disciplinary team of interaction designers, visual designers, user researchers, prototypers, and writers who collaborate closely with each other and with engineering and product management to create innovative, delightful, and beautiful products that people love to use. 

As a writer on the UX team, you’ll be responsible for writing and refining a wide array of text that will appear throughout the user experience. This includes things like UI messages, onboarding flows, notifications, and error messages. 

Who you are: You are a stellar writer with an eagle eye and a good ear for natural-sounding prose. You have a portfolio of user-facing content that's crisp, concise, accessible, and friendly. You use empathy, reason, and data to inform content choices. You pursue a deep understanding of your products. 

Responsibilities 
- Write clear, concise user-interface text for products and act as a subject matter expert for user experience writing. The product area includes mobile and computer OS, TV platform and fitness device,  
- Work collaboratively and closely with designers, researchers, prototypers, product managers, and engineers to define requirements; balance design and business objectives with strong focus on the user. 
- Develop concepts for early-stage products, and provide data-informed insights to improve existing experiences. 
- Follow wide style as well as any product-specific style guides. 
- Recommend and implement new strategies for communicating product-related information to our users. 
- Develop, document, and maintain writing guidelines for internal stakeholders. 

Minimum Qualifications 
- BA/BS degree
- At least 5 years of relevant experience in UX writing, technical writing, user help, copy writing, or journalism. 
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and creative problem-solving abilities. 
- Experience working collaboratively with designers, engineers, and product managers as part of the software development process. 
- Experience creating and maintaining style guidelines. 
- Ability to work independently and to proactively communicate with cross-functional stakeholders. 
- Sharp attention to detail. 
-Strong curiosity about users and how to anticipate their needs by understanding behaviors. 

Preferred Qualifications 
- Experience writing for mobile and UI. 
- Understanding of UX design principles. 
- Experience creating content for a global audience with a good knowledge of localization best practices. 
- Strong teamwork skills and cooperative attitude. 
- Knowledge of online technology and related technology and products. 
- Experience collaborating closely with UX researchers and applying study findings to content to improve usability.

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