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12 Nov 2012

Full-Time Technical Writer (New York, NY)

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

Job Description

Bloomberg seeks a technical writer to create online user documentation for the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service. The position involves researching, writing, and producing a high volume of client facing documentation for a rapidly evolving product. The role requires an individual who thrives on working in a fast-paced cross-functional organization, interacting proactively with product development teams and senior management, and driving the scope and direction of documentation deliverables. A successful candidate exhibits superior writing skills appropriate for client facing material, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to generate innovative ideas while working both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. The role will require up to a year of product training, including direct client interaction, to fully understand the product’s functionality and usage.

Qualifications: -3-7 years of technical writing experience or related discipline
-Superior writing skills appropriate for an end user client audience
-Excellent communication skills
-Strong ability to visually display information and format and present images as part of effective content design
-Strong time management, organization, and self-management skills
-Ability to balance and manage multiple projects with variable timelines
-Ability to analyze and transform custom financial tools and analytics into accurate, user-friendly documentation that can be used to report product enhancements and training
-Ability to understand client requirements and provide useful documentation solutions
-Demonstrated ability to learn, use, and explain new software applications
-Ability to interact with business specialists, development teams, and senior management
-Ability to work as part of a team and proactively generate ideas towards innovation
-Working knowledge of financial markets
-Experience using Microsoft Word; XML and online authoring tools a strong plus
-Editing experience a strong plus

The Company: Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people ad ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 300,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through television, radio, mobile, the Internet and two magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets, covers the world with more than 2,300 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 13,000 people in 185 locations around the world.

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

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