Bay State Computers is hiring a

Junior Technical Writer

  • USA Only
  • Full-Time
  • 1 applicant (9%)

Junior Technical Writer

Location: VPN – REMOTE

Job Code: 6096

of openings:

Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Technical Writer to join our team. The main function of a technical writer is to write technical materials, such as equipment materials, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. A typical technical writer is responsible for organizing, editing and maintaining technical records and files. Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Convert word documents to Section 508 compliant and then to PDFs
  • Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology.
  • Maintain records and files of work and revisions.
  • Confer with client to establish technical specifications and to determine subject material to be developed for publication.
  • Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals.
  • Oversees preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts.
  • Conducts quality review of materials.
  • Translates complex data into user-friendly text for print and electronic publications, such as technical journals, user and training manuals, government proposals, websites and podcasts.
  • Gathers information through research, statistical reports and interviews with technical staff.
  • Develops cataloging systems, and maintains records, files, electronic media and archiving of information for publications.
  • Assists in preparing material for technical seminars and business forums.
  • May be called upon to assist in technical or business presentations in such meetings as business or customer needs require.
  • Selects or recommends use of layouts, graphics, drawings, tables, exhibits, illustrations, charts, or storyboards to amplify or clarify publications objectives.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • 0-2 years’ experience required.
  • Experience with Section 508 compliance
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Visio
  • Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic ability to work independently and manage one’s time.
  • Basic knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Basic knowledge of media production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods.
  • Basic knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Basic knowledge of computer software, such as Adobe, JavaScript, Oracle, etc.

Other Requirements:

  • Candidates must either be US Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Candidates must have resided in the United States for the past 5 years
  • Candidates must not have traveled outside of the United States for a combined total of 6 moths or greater in the past 5 years
  • This position requires successful completion of a background check, drug screen, and a credit check.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required

Benefits: Full-time employees (permanent or contract employees who are employed for a term greater than 6 months) are eligible for benefits including time-off benefits, such as vacations and holidays, and insurance and other plan benefits.

Location: Remote – Candidates must be located within the contiguous United States

About Us:

Bay State Computers, Inc. is a professional services firm and a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) services and products to the U.S. Federal Government and Industry. Bay State brings together experienced IT professionals and the latest state-of-the-art technology tools, practices, and products to support projects and task order requirements for our customers. For more information about Bay State visit our website and connect with us on LinkedIn.

Bay State Computers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this positionregardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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