Job Description Template for:

Technical Writer

Years of experience: 2 - 5 years
  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication, another discipline focused on written communication (e.g., Journalism), Instructional Design, Computer Science, or equivalent education.
  • Interact with analysts, software developers, operational resources, and other business stakeholders.
  • Design, create, and maintain procedural documentation, reference documentation, and release notes for new and existing products; deliverables may include both print and online formats.
  • Develop tools and processes to automate document creation and maintenance.
  • Participate in product requirement review meetings in order to understand product requirements and to contribute to the product requirements process.
  • Record video tutorials and tips for using our technology.
  • Work with internal teams to obtain an in-depth understanding of the product and the documentation requirements.
  • Analyze existing and potential content.
  • Create and maintain the information architecture.
  • Produce high quality documentation that meets applicable standards.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Experience working with engineering and product management teams as part of the software development process.
  • Excellent writing skills, including mechanics/grammar, content organization, proofreading, and copyediting experience essential.
  • Technical writing experience in a professional, deadline driven environment.
  • Good knowledge in 3D.
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • Experience with professional authoring tools (RoboHelp, FrameMaker, Flare, WebWorks Publisher, Author-it, or comparable).

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