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Technical Communications Specialist

Job Reference: 16062JT

Salary: £250 - £350 Per Day

Salary per: Day

Job Duration: 6 Months initially

Vacancy Posted: 21-02-2019

Contract Type: Contract

Location: England, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Technical Communications Specialist

Our client, a true market leader within their field is urgently looking for an experienced Technical Communications Specialist to join their team on a contract basis, initially for 6 months with a view to extend, based in Leeds.

Technical Communications Specialist – Key Skills:

* Proficient communication and presentation skills in English
* Proficient writing and editing skills
* Experience with technical communications standards (Microsoft Writing Styleguide, Chicago Manual of Style, DQTI)
* Experience with at least one XML editing tool (XMetal, Arbortext or Oxygen)
* Experience with using DITA
* Experience with a content management system (CMS)
* Knowledge of project management and agile software development methodologies
* Graphics capture basic editing
* Experience with Microsoft Office tools
* Information usability and architecture experience is a plus
* HTML / CSS experience is a plus
* Experience with video editing tool (e.g. Camtasia) is a plus
* Software development experience is a plus
* Experience with SDL Knowledge Center / Content Manager is a plus

Technical Communications Specialist – Responsibilities:

* Work as a member of the TechCom 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
* Collaborate closely with product teams and subject matter experts (SMEs) in the development of new content development
* Perform content management tasks in the content management system, provide support for users (SMEs)
* Create and manage publications for project deliverables as required

Technical Communications Specialist

Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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