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14 Oct 2013

Full-Time Assoc Technical Writer (Northridge, CA)

Medtronic – Posted by TechWhirl Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Description

Medtronic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Position Description

Medtronic Diabetes is seeking an associate technical writer who can author and edit product related technical literature. This writer should have the ability to research, organize, and develop writing projects for user materials and supporting software programs by working closely with different project managers from R&D, Regulatory and Marketing. The customers and clients for this technical literature include the patients, nurses, physicians, as well as Medtronic sales, marketing and technical support members. This writer should also have the ability to learn an XML-based document content management system.



Position Responsibilities

• Research products by reading and studying the product specifications, interviewing subject matter experts, investigating prototype hardware and software, and observing actual uses
• Author technical literature and help-text
• Be an active member of project teams for assigned projects.
• Ensure quality deliverables are created and released
• Follow standards and procedures as required
• Organize and facilitate content review boards for projects assigned
• Perform peer editing duties to ensure that material is consistent and meets marketing and branding requirements



Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree

• 1 year technical writing experience

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Aptitude to learn new product technologies, structured development processes, and database publishing tools
• Be able to work independently and with teams.



Desired/Preferred Qualifications

• Experience using a content management system and integrated toolsets
• Degree in English, Technical Communication, or Journalism preferred.
• InDesign, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and Adobe Illustrator experience
• Ability to produce documents and managing files in a controlled systems environment
• Experience working in an XML (or SGML) structured authoring environment



Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms, and regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

• The employee must be able to travel up to 10 % domestically

Job Categories: Technical Editing and Technical Writer. Job Types: Full-Time.

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