Technical Writer (remote)

Job Locations US
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/7/2021 3:51 PM)
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Vectorworks Inc. is a global software product company targeting entertainment, architecture and landscape industries with enterprising and intuitive solutions that allow users to design without limits. We are looking for an individual to join a team of writers to produce complex, translation-friendly, highly graphical online help for multi-platform CAD software.


What’s in it for you?


Work on projects in a collaborative team environment where you will be challenged and supported. Our company encourages work life balance and idea generation as we continue to leverage technology to advance our products for our users’ needs.


It’s an exciting time to join the Vectorworks family, and if you are looking for a chance to have a lasting impact on a growing company, 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 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
  • Take screen captures and create illustrations
  • Prepare help files 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 and an interest in technology
  • Able to manage multiple writing assignments under tight deadlines and work both alone and as part of a supportive team


Why do we want you? Because you have:


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


Extra Credit:

  • CSS, HTML, JavaScript knowledge
  • Basic analytics abilities


Vectorworks Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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