Current vacancies – Technical Author and Courseware Developer jobs

Title #4153 Web Content Producer, contract, £48K pro rata, London, 9 months
Job Information

Our client is looking for a Web Content Producer, developing content for a new website, with the help of in-house content matter experts. The content relates to applying for grants for funding bio-science projects. It covers policies, advocacy and case studies in this field. You will be the first content producer for the site, and the person needs to be a role model for future contractors. This means you need have authority in the field (as you’ll be setting things up), and be a strong advocate within the company for future recruitment.

The role

You will be:

  • Developing content and templates that meets the needs described in user stories
  • Assisting in the development of guidelines for accessibility and tone of voice
  • Working with the Senior Web Editor to generate new ideas
  • Reducing content silos
  • Assisting the Senior Web Editor in recruiting additional Content Producers

They’d like the successful candidate to start ideally before the end of January. The contract will be for nine months, but there could be further extensions. They want the person to work on-site in central London, with some flexibility on working remotely perhaps one day a week.

Experience and qualifications

Ideally, you will have a degree or equivalent experience in life sciences, journalism or
communications.

You should also have experience of:

  • creating and maintaining online content
  • using Web content management systems
  • working with complex or scientific content
  • working within Web standards and guidelines
  • working in an Agile environment
  • commissioning (video) content
  • technical project management
  • working in grant ­giving charities or medical
    research/publishing

Skills

  • Excellent skills in writing/editing for the Web
  • Ability to work with stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong planning and organisation skills, and being able to work to tight deadlines
  • Understanding of potential of modern Web and responsive design
  • Knowledge of UX principles and practice
  • Experience of publishing to multiple channels
  • The ability to make editorial decisions and justify them
  • The ability to judge an appropriate level of quality
  • Excellent facilitator and negotiator
To apply, please contact Cherryleaf


Title #4149 Technical Author, Cambridge, £28K-£40K DOE
Job Information

One of the most successful software companies in Cambridge is looking to recruit a Technical Author to join its team. The company has grown rapidly over recent years, based on a philosophy of hiring great people, providing an enjoyable working culture and environment, and building great products.

You’ll be working as part of a project team, helping to develop software applications that are simple to use. You’ll be responsible for customer-facing documentation and the quality assurance of the application itself. The Technical Authors are responsible for all of the words – any text in the user interface, the product documentation, Help topics and articles.

You must have excellent writing skills and the ability to understand technical concepts and learn new technologies quickly. You must also have experience of and a genuine interest in a variety of software and Web applications.

Ideally, you will have:

  • Technical authoring experience in an IT environment, including GUI documentation
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Working knowledge of a programming language
  • Knowledge of database and .NET technologies
  • Experience of documenting Cloud or SaaS applications
  • Experience in writing, editing, publishing, teaching or training.
To apply, please contact Cherryleaf