Junior Technical Communications Specialist


Junior Technical Communications Specialist

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Software Development

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  • Salary::

    £25000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lee Bowles

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  • Job Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Junior Technical Communications Specialist- Leeds

I am currently working with a global leader within the oil and gas industry who are looking for a Junior Technical Communications Specialist to join their team in Leeds.

The focus of the role is delivering high quality information products that meet business needs across the whole organisation. These information products include, but are not limited to, Online Help, Installation Guides and Release notes.

They are ideally looking for a candidate that has excellent English writing (and proofreading skills), has a technical aptitude, learns new skills and using technical tools quickly, and can communicate and collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SMES).

*Work as a member of the Technical Communications team and in close collaboration with the product teams to create high quality documentation supporting software applications
*Apply technical communication skills to present information in a clear and concise style
*Review and edit documentation to meet industry and company standards and guidelines
*Use the content management system to create and review documentation
*Create and manage publications for project deliverables as required

Required background and profile
*Master's or Bachelor's in Technical Communications, Computer Science, Engineering, English, Journalism, Education, or Training
*Proficient communication and presentation skills in English
*Proficient writing and editing skills
*Knowledge of technical communications standards (Microsoft Writing Style guide, Chicago Manual of Style, DQTI, Simplified Technical English)
*Displays a positive and 'can do' attitude
*Collaborates with team, managers and stakeholders
*Works well individually and meets deadlines
*Learns quickly new skills and adapts to processes

Profile advantages
*Experience in creating documentation in technical discipline (preferably software)
*Experience with Microsoft Office or any other authoring tools
*Experience with a content management system (file management, versioning, etc.)
*HTML / CSS knowledge (preferred but not must have)
*Knowledge of the DITA framework (preferred but not must have)
*Knowledge of basic project management and agile software development methodologies
*Graphics capture basic editing knowledge

What they provide
*Training on authoring tools (XML editor) and the DITA framework
*Training on company standards and guidelines (DQTI and internal style guides)
*Learning opportunity in Geoscience (subject matter) and documentation industry standards
*Opportunity to work in a professional and highly skilled documentation team