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3 May 2013

Full-Time Technical Writer (New York, NY)

Crestron – Posted by TechWhirl New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Requisition Number: 2539
Job Title: Technical Writer
Area of Interest: Engineering
City: New York
State: New York
Job Description / Requirements: The Crestron marketing team is searching for an energetic, motivated and positive technical marketing communicator to join the family. The technical group prepares content for spec sheets, design guides, application diagrams, tradeshows, videos and more. If you like AV, audio recording, staging, theater, engineering, circuit bending (this kind of thing) then you will probably like this job (and those of us who are already here)!What does it take? Most importantly, you need to know how to write well. Ninety percent of what we do is written communication. It doesn’t need to be fancy or profound, but clear, concise and to the point, with a marketing twist. You need to be able to make a black box sound interesting (because at the core, they are all really very interesting)! But before you can put pen to paper, you need to ask the right people the right questions to get the right information. Curiosity and an analytical nature are core qualities that will keep you afloat. And of course it takes dedication, hard work, very close attention to detail, enthusiasm, patience and a desire to feel proud about what you do.Some of the details:
Responsible for spec sheet content pertaining to all Prodigy® and Green Light® products; includes:
•    gathering information from engineering
•    crafting copy which explains product features and applications
•    constructing detailed specifications section describing technical capabilities
•    posting information to web site
•    producing the photo shoot of a product; includes proofing photo angles and approving final shots
•    overseeing the posting of appropriate product resources (CADs, manuals, hi-res photos, etc.)
•    approving final product webpage and signing off upon completion
Point person for design guides;
•    work with appropriate resource(s) to construct copy and content
•    must write technically correct content with a marketing slant
Skills and Education Requirements: •    Strong written and verbal communication
•    Good interpersonal skills–works well with others
•    Close attention to details
•    Good organizational skills
•    Ability to multitask
•    Ability to manage personal workload
•    Ability to handle fast pace work environment with hard deadlines
•    Curious—knowing what questions to ask
•    Resourceful—making things happen under any circumstance
•    Persistent—digging for the answers to help put the puzzle pieces together
•    Customer service driven attitude
•    Crestron programming or installation experience a plus
•    Well rounded computer skills in MS Office; basic knowledge with Adobe Creative Suite a plus
•    Technical illustration capabilities are a plusB.S.E.E. or other degree that pertains to electronics and/or software;

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

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