• Technical Writer

    Job Locations US-MD-Columbia
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/31/2018 2:06 PM)
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  • Overview

    What’s in it for you?


    Vectorworks, Inc. is looking for an individual to join a team of writers to produce complex, translation-friendly, highly graphical online help for multi-platform CAD software.


    It’s an exciting time to join the Vectorworks family, and if you are looking for an opportunity to have a lasting impact on a growing team, we hope you’ll take the time to learn more about this opportunity!


    In this role, you should expect to:


    • Independently research tasks to be documented, write documentation, and implement edits while conforming to departmental style guidelines in a fast-paced environment
    • Research and plan documentation updates, use information gathered from software design documents, interview subject matter experts, and perform direct software testing
    • Write clear, concise, technically accurate end-user documentation that conforms to departmental writing style
    • Perform desktop publishing, take screen captures, and create illustrations
    • Prepare help files and PDFs for release
    • Prepare documentation for translation into other languages, and prepare translated documentation for release
    • Develop and implement departmental procedures, styles, standards, and best practices
    • Provide editing services to internal clients and support for international distributors


    Why do you want this job? Because you are:


    • Looking for an opportunity to make an impact on a global technology company
    • A passionate writer with an eye for detail
    • Able to manage multiple writing assignments under tight deadlines and work both alone and as part of a team


    Why do we want you? Because you have:


    • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in English or Communication
    • 5+ years technical writing, design, and production experience in a documentation environment
    • Excellent writing, research, and time management skills
    • Proficiency in word processing software such as FrameMaker, InDesign, MS Word
    • Proficiency in SnagIt or other image-capture software
    • Experience with Adobe Technical Communication Suite (primarily FrameMaker and RoboHelp)
    • Experience with vector-based drawing software


    Extra Credit:

    • CSS and HTML (HTML5 desirable)
    • Photoshop


    Vectorworks Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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