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23 Apr 2013

Full-Time Technical Writer (Portland, OR)

Elemental Technolgies – Posted by TechWhirl Portland, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Elemental is seeking a seasoned technical writer to deliver a unified voice across the company’s technical documentation, educational materials and marketing collateral. The technical writer will exhibit cross-team cooperation, a passion for writing and strong attention to detail.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work for a well-funded, successful startup acknowledged as the leading innovator in the video processing space. This dynamic role in a rapidly expanding company is an excellent opportunity for career growth. It is a full-time position, reporting to product management on the marketing team.

As a Technical Writer, you will:

  • Produce clear and concise end-user publications in a timely manner
  • Convey  technical material that may be intended for use by both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Create, write and publish material including but not limited to: product documentation, installation guides, release notes, RFPs/RFIs, technical briefs, whitepapers, user training manuals and technical workflows
  • Organize, manage, distribute, maintain and update Elemental technical documentation
  • Work closely with product management to create/maintain software API/SDK documents
  • Edit, standardize, or revise material prepared by other writers or personnel as well as re-writing and editing existing documentation
  • Prepare layout of material and graphics for publication
  • Oversee activities associated with documentation projects from initiation to completion, ensuring that reviews and approvals are acquired
  • Perform document quality assurance by reviewing and editing materials for accuracy, consistency and detail

The successful implementation of this position requires, at a minimum:

  • 3 years of technical writing experience or related discipline
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree (highly preferred but not required)
  • Ability to work easily in cross functional teams and communicate clearly to all stakeholders including customers and partners
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Sharp writing skills – ability to communicate complex concepts to diverse audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal and general business communication skills.
  • Strong time management, organization and self-management skills

Additional strengths include:

  • Understanding of video technology
  • Technical and/or product marketing writing experience in IT software or related field
  • Ability to learn, use and explain new software (i.e. web and client-based applications, cloud-based architectures)
  • Exposure to documentation and diagram tools

In addition to mastery of the requisite technical skills, we hire based on our core values:

  • Integrity: we don’t cut ethical corners
  • Customer Centrism: our customers’ success is our primary concern
  • Innovation: our core purpose is to perfect the media experience

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

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