Technical Writer

Marketing Irvine, California


Description

Job Description

  • Writes and edits technical documentation, including: operation guides, quick-start guides, support articles, policies, and procedures.
  • Writes material that’s useful and understandable for customers that have either limited or advanced technical knowledge about digital cinema cameras.
  • Edits screen shots and photos.
  • Collaborates with the Product Management, Engineering, Product Support, Marketing, and Web teams to develop accurate content in-line with the development cycle.
  • Determines the scope and timeline of new documentation projects.
  • Manages multiple documentation projects at once.
  • Updates management on project/activity status on frequent basis.
  • Develops creative solutions that are thorough and practical.
  • Reviews content and recommends revisions or changes in scope, format, and content.
  • Identifies opportunities for process and procedure enhancements to drive efficiency and customer service levels.

Skills and Experience

  • At least five (5) years of related technical writing work experience required.
  • Moderate level of proficiency with MadCap Flare required.
  • Moderate level of proficiency with Acrobat Professional, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Experience with single-sourcing and publishing to multiple outputs (PDF, HTML, and mobile) a plus.
  • Experience using Simplified Technical English (STE) a plus.
  • Exhibits superior knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence form, and structure.
  • Has a clean, concise, and consistent writing style.
  • Knowledge of the digital cinema industry, camera technology, and post production software a plus.
  • Ability to convert technical knowledge into easily understood terms.
  • Ability to transform information and requirements from multiple groups into useful and cohesive user-facing content.
  • Ability to document requirements, define scope and objectives, and formulate strategies to help achieve business goals.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently with several teams within a fast-paced environment.
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Understands goals and strategies necessary for achieving high standards while still meeting deadlines and minimizing costs.