This job listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!
22 Feb 2013

Full-Time Senior Technical Writer (New York, NY)

Interactive Data – Posted by TechWhirl New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Interactive Data Corporation is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, reference data, real-time market data, trading infrastructure services, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data’s offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management. Interactive Data has over 2,500 employees in offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.interactivedata.comThe Senior Technical Writer will plan, develop, and maintain materials that support the objectives of the Evaluated Services products and services.  Materials include, but are not limited to, documentation (e.g., user manuals/reference guides, methodologies, quick reference cards), marketing materials (e.g., brochures, collaterals, sales sheets/cards), and other support materials as needed.   Research and learn products/services, intended audience, and marketplace.  Work independently and in consultation with the global Evaluation Teams, Marketing team, Business Lines, and Sales on the plan, design, and content of materials.  Ensure that materials are technically accurate, well-organized, meet user needs, and conform to department and corporate standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research products and services for new and/or updated technical and marketing materials.
  • Working with internal subject matter experts, develop appropriate materials and submit for user, legal, technical and Marketing reviews.
  • Edit content for clarity and conformance with style guidelines.
  • Coordinate review/approval of all materials by Legal per Marketing Review policy.
  • Supervise publication of materials; printing, distribution/inventory control, deployment to internet/intranet.
  • Coordinate response to client requests (EVS related RFPs, RFIs, due diligence questionnaires).
  • Ensures projects meet established plans, schedules, and standards.
  • Instructs/directs activities of subordinate and consultant writers as necessary.
Job Specifications:

  • Five to eight years of technical writing experience supporting securities trading or asset management operations, including 1-2 years as a senior technical writer.
  • Demonstrated success at managing multiple deadline projects along parallel tracks.
  • Experience shepherding documents through compliance and other internal reviews.
  • Understanding of fixed-income securities, markets, concepts and terminology.
  • Basic knowledge of securities pricing and valuation methods highly desirable.
  • Minimum of a B.A. or B.S. in English, Journalism, or related discipline.  (MBA or MS in Technical Writing desirable but not required.)
  • Familiarity with word processing/desktop publishing systems (e.g., MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, DreamWeaver).  Knowledge of, and exposure to, publication methods and standards.
  • Team player able to interact with, and maintain good working relationships with, all levels of personnel in all functional areas of the company.
  • Superior communications (oral and verbal), organizational, and interpersonal skills.  Multi-task oriented with desire to work in fast-paced environment.  High level of attention to detail and accuracy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Equal Opportunity Employer.

Trust is Confidence, Transparency is Clarity, Risk is Everywhere, Speed is Advantage, and Wealth is Opportunity.

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

Apply for this Job