Technical Communications Specialist

Job Title: Technical Communications Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Leeds, England
Salary: Good
Start Date: 2019-01-17
Reference: BH-97712
Contact Name: Amanda Bury
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 17, 2019 08:34

Job Description

Technical Communications Specialist – Contract - Leeds


Technical Communications Specialists is responsible for delivering high quality information products that meet business needs for clients Integrated Software. These information products include, but are not limited to, Online Help, Installation Guides, Release Notes, Training Manuals, and videos.

Technical Communications Specialist Responsibilities

Work as a member of the TechCom team and in close collaboration with the product teams to create high quality documentation supporting software applications

Apply technical communication skills to present information in a clear and concise style

Review and edit documentation to meet industry and company standards and guidelines

Collaborate closely with product teams and subject matter experts (SMEs) in the development of new content development

Perform content management tasks in the content management system, provide support for users (SMEs)

Create and manage publications for project deliverables as required

Technical Communication Specialist Required background and skills

Master’s or Bachelor’s in Technical Communications, Computer Science, Engineering, English, Journalism, Education, or Training

Proficient communication and presentation skills in English

Proficient writing and editing skills

Experience with technical communications standards (Microsoft Writing Styleguide, Chicago Manual of Style, DQTI)

Experience with at least one XML editing tool (XMetal, Arbortext or Oxygen)

Experience with using DITA

Experience with a content management system (CMS)

Knowledge of project management and agile software development methodologies

Graphics capture basic editing

Experience with Microsoft Office tools

Information usability and architecture experience is a plus

HTML / CSS experience is a plus

Experience with video editing tool (e.g. Camtasia) is a plus

Software development experience is a plus

Experience with SDL Knowledge Center / Content Manager is a plus

Technical Communications Specialist – Contract - Leeds

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK