Technical Author

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Engineering

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    John Anakwenze

  • Contact email:

    john.akawenze@experis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH111959_1570701495

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-11-09

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

    #

Great opportunity open for a Technical Author with experience of creating documentation in a technical discipline and experience with content management, to come on-board and work for a Global Market leading company, based in Leeds. This will be a permanent position with a competitive salary on offer as well as benefits.

Key skills:

  • Experience in creating documentation in technical discipline (preferably software)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office or any other authoring tools
  • Experience with a content management system (file management, versioning, etc.)
  • HTML / CSS knowledge (preferred but not must have)
  • Knowledge of the DITA framework (preferred but not must have)
  • Knowledge of basic project management and agile software development methodologies
  • Graphics capture basic editing knowledge

Key experience:

  • Master's or Bachelor's in Technical Communications, Computer Science, Engineering, English, Journalism, Education, or Training
  • Proficient communication and presentation skills in English
  • Proficient writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of technical communications standards (Microsoft Writing Styleguide, Chicago Manual of Style, DQTI, Simplified Technical English)
  • Collaborates with team, managers and stakeholders
  • Works well individually and meets deadlines

Responsibilities:

  • Work as a member of the TechCom team and in close collaboration with the product teams to create high quality documentation supporting software applications
  • Apply technical communication skills to present information in a clear and concise style
  • Review and edit documentation to meet industry and company standards and guidelines
  • Use the content management system to create and review documentation
  • Create and manage publications for project deliverables as required