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For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Responsibilities: Under supervision, research, write, update, edit, and
proofread product documentation, including manuals, installation and release
notes, and possibly online help or HTML files. Index manuals, make screen
captures, and perform other desktop publishing tasks. Gather information by
interviewing software engineers, reading engineering specs, and using
software. Participate in shaping the future of our documentation as a member
of a small technical publications team.
Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to write both conceptual material and
step-by-step instructions. Ability to grasp technical material and write
clearly and succinctly about technical concepts. Ability to adhere to a
style guide and revise one's writing on the basis of editorial comments.
Basic desktop publishing skills. Ability to follow instructions, prioritize
tasks, meet deadlines, and work as a responsible member of a team. BA or
equivalent. Pluses include familiarity with technical writing methods,
client/server technology, object-oriented programming, a programming
language, FrameMaker, Adobe Acrobat, online help/RoboHELP, HTML/Web
publishing, screen capture, or graphics.
A rapidly growing company with over 380 employees worldwide, Documentum
provides object-oriented, client/server software for enterprise document
management to Fortune 1000 companies in a wide range of industries. Our
family of products automates and accelerates the creation, modification, and
reuse of business-critical documents. Product features include library
services, versioning, workflow, searching, compound document management, and
Documentum values individuals with integrity, creativity, enthusiasm, and a
commitment to quality. Our fun, challenging environment attracts great
people and rewards their growth and success. Documentum is an equal
opportunity employer and provides a comprehensive benefits package and
training for career development.
Send a resume and writing samples demonstrating your ability to write
instructions and explain concepts to:
5671 Gibraltar Dr.
Pleasanton, CA 94588-8547
FAX: (510) 463-6850