Vacancies – Technical Author and similar jobs

#4511 Technical Author, Warwickshire (and WFH), up to £45K DOE

Our client is looking for an experienced Technical Author to join its team. The company develops marketing data analysis and automation software, for clients around the world.

You’ll be developing documentation for users and the the company’s business partners. This will involve identifying the needs of end users and System Administrators, and then developing the right documentation to assist them. To do this, you’ll work closely with developers and other team members to gather the content.

The company is open to its staff working from home on a long-term basis, but there will be a need to go to the office periodically when the Covid situation allows.

They offer a salary of up to £45,000 depending on experience and personal performance. Benefits include a profit share scheme, 8% pension contribution, medical cover, flexible working time, and 5 weeks annual leave.

You must have:

  • Experience as a Technical Author (or similar role).
  • Knowledge of MadCap Flare.
  • Experience of working in the software sector.
  • A passion for ongoing personal development.

Ideally, you will have:

  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Technical Author (or similar role).
  • Experience of using Adobe Photoshop or similar.
  • Localisation experience.
  • Good knowledge of HTML, XML, CSS, and scripting.
  • An understanding of topic-based authoring.

#4510 Structured Content Product Evangelist, Côte d'Azur/Provence France, €50k-€70k

This client develops software for Technical Publications teams, and it looking for someone to promote and market their products. This would be a good opportunity for a Technical Author who is looking to move into marketing, or for a Product Marketing Manager who likes to promote structured documentation software.

The company is small and well-established, and is based in Provence, France.

They want to take an experienced Technical Author with structured authoring experience and train them to become a product marketing writer and evangelist for their structured authoring tool.

You will work as an ambassador for a new solution for structured authoring.

This will include:

  • Demonstrating at events
  • Engaging with online and offline communities
  • Writing articles and other promotional content
  • Networking

You will also be involved in improving the UX of the product.

The company would assist in relocation and work visa sponsorship for UK citizens. It is also open, obviously, to EU citizens.

This an on-site position, but some remote work is possible.

You must have:

  • Knowledge of structured writing (preferably DITA) and managing content
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain and teach

Ideally, you will have:

  • Some SEO copywriting
  • Product communication skills
  • 3+ years experience in technical writing

We are working with our recruitment partner in France on vacancy. After initial screening, we will forwarding applications to them for them to progress further.

#4509 Senior Technical Author, Competitive salary, Manchester Airport/Cheshire

This is an opportunity to work for a very successful software company that is looking to revise and improve its user assistance. The company is a leader in software that enables organisations to check their web applications are secure.

The role:

You’ll be working in a team of Technical Authors who create end user documentation for a range of software products.

The company plans to improve its documentation so that more clients can solve their problems themselves. This will involve creating more task-based content, tutorials, “cookbooks”, and writing scripts for instructional videos. There will also be a need to create reference content.

You’ll be working in a semi-formal Agile development environment, where there are regular product releases.  This means the work will include writing release notes, and working closely with the development team.

You must:

  • Have a track record in technical documentation
  • Have the skills expected for a good Technical Author
  • Be able to produce clean and consistent HTML (from an authoring tool)

Ideally you will have:

  • Experience of designing and structuring content
  • A strong academic record

Salary and benefits

The client has not specified a salary, but it has a reputation for having good salaries. They also offer a share option scheme and other benefits.

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