Systems: Technical Writer (Temporary)
What you'll do day-to-day
A core function of this role will include collaborating with technology infrastructure and support teams to write, review, edit, and publish both internal and customer-facing documentation, announcements, and other communications. Additional responsibilities will include acting as an expert resource on the use of our content management tools and applying knowledge of internal best practices to improve Systems documentation and communications as a whole.
Who we're looking for
- The ideal candidate possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills, superb editing skills, keen attention to detail, and a facility for adapting content for a variety of possible audiences. They also should excel at building relationships.
- The ability to learn and apply internal writing conventions is required. Familiarity with adapting content to common style guides is a plus.
- Experience with technical writing and project management is desired. Other advantageous skillsets include experience with wiki platforms (particularly Confluence), wiki markup, HTML, and CSS.
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