Technical Writer II

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September 11, 2019
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Job Title: Technical Writer II

Job Type: Contract

Contract Length: 6 Months

Start Date: September 22, 2019

Daily Schedule: M-F 40 hours per week
Job Location: Seattle, WA

A large tech firm in downtown Seattle is looking to hire a technical writer for 6 months

SERVICES TO BE PERFORMED
The Seller Support editorial team (SPCM) develops high-quality, user-centered content for the companies and individuals who sell goods and services through our company and for the team that helps sellers when they contact Seller or Vendor Support.

As a contingent technical writer on our editorial team, you'll follow our style guides to create clear and concise information to help sellers and vendors succeed. You'll collaborate with fellow writers and internal business partners (such as program managers, UI designers, and software development engineers) to develop source content that is translated in 17 languages across 19 marketplaces. Content types include help pages, UI text, blurbs, customer communications, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

KEY PROJECTS
o Supporting Q4 volumes

LEVEL OF INTERACTION
o Daily interaction - friendly and inclusive environment
o Manager will not check in daily - but only as needed

WORK ENVIRONMENT
o Relaxed, medium volume, collaborative

COMPELLING STORY
o Opportunity to be on a rapidly growing team / one of the largest content teams at the company (great networking and potential to learn about other roles, etc.)
o High visibility

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS
o HTML or XML experience
o Be able to handle ambiguity
o Experience editing content
o Strong communication skills - needs to work with business teams to understand work
o Content management systems (Oxygen)
o Background with localization

TOP 3 MUST-HAVE SKILLS

o HTML and XML - intermediate
o Content management systems (learning new tools as this is internal)
o Structured content (not required, but preferred)
o Excel - basic; but intermediate/advanced is a plus

REQUIRED SKILLS
3+ years as a technical writer, editor, or content strategist
Experience managing content projects, including coordinating with other teams
Experience with a markup language such as HTML or XML
Strong bias for action and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
Bachelor's degree in English, technical writing, or related field, or comparable job experience

PREFERRED SKILLS
5+ years as a technical writer, editor, or content strategist, with a focus on software or workflow applications
Experience working with product and UI designers and writing UI text
Experience working as part of a global team with remote colleagues
Experience creating content for translation and localization
Experience with content management systems and SEO
Experience working in an agile content development environment

ADDITIONAL SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

5+ years as a technical writer, editor, or content strategist, with a focus on software or workflow applications
Experience working with product and UI designers and writing UI text
Experience creating content for translation and localization

LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE
o HTML and XML - intermediate
o Content management systems (learning new tools as this is internal)
o Structured content (not required, but preferred)
o Excel - basic; but intermediate/advanced is a plus

DEGREE OR CERTIFICATIONS
o 3+ years of experience
o Bachelors degree

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
o Ability to learn internal tools, good business acumen/ work with others, production metrics

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email accommodation@aerotek .com for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

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