Sample Jobs for Technical Writers

Below are samples taken from a search on Technical Writer Jobs. All postings were current as of 9/01/2009. The postings below were copied in order to show students the types of job requirements from a quick technical writing job browsing. In no way are the jobs below endorsed by UNC Charlotte, The English Department, or me. These postings are for educational purposes and intended to 1) provide points for discussion and 2) help students think about the skills desired by employees. This page might be a good start to a career search, but it isn't the only place to look.

Technical Writer Consultant in Springfield Virginia

SystemTec--Senior Technical Writer

Senior Technical Writer

 We are actively seeking a Senior Technical Writer for a long term project in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Project will involve ground - up documentation of an extensive Object Oriented software application development project for a stable and outstanding bank institution. Project is currently scheduled to run through June 2010 with possibility of extension.

* Enhances staff accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members.
* Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information.
* Comprehends technology by observing production and use;
* Prepares outline by organizing materials.
* Completes outline by composing language for nontechnical consumers.
* Verifies comprehension of technology and composition by testing description and instructions.
* Obtains approval of interpretation by submitting draft for approval.
* Maintains resource of technical writing by filing publications.
* Completes projects by coordinating with agencies and typing and printing services.
* Supports development of speeches, articles and news releases by preparing technical descriptions.
* Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Apptis--Technical Writer

Background:  The Electronic Disability (eDib) initiative encompasses the electronic storage of all disability cases from the initial intake process through the appeals process and includes the Continuing Disability Review process.  All case processing activities are computerized rather than paper-based.  Paper documentation received from external sources, such as medical evidence, is converted to a digital format. This eliminates the generation and accumulation of paper within the disability adjudication process.

The DMA addresses the current and future document capture, indexing, routing, storage, retrieval, and management needs of the Agency. 

The Technical Writer will develop and/or modify operational support guides for SSA and Document Management Architecture onsite staff.  (The SSA Task Manager provides requirements for documents and responsible technical personnel to provide input and review of these guides). 

The technical environment includes the following:

  • Kodak, Fujitsu or equivalent USB2 Scanners
  • Windows and Unix Image Servers
  • Windows Fax Servers
  • Backup Server /Robotic Tape Backup Units
  • Cache-DASD Arrays with SAN and/or SCSI interfaces to multiple servers
  • Patch Panels and cables
  • Switches
  • Routers
  • Ethernet backbones
  • Accelerated Video Cards
  • Workstations
  • UNIX and Windows operating systems
  • Content Manager Workflow Management and Imaging Software
  • Argent monitoring software
  • SSA standard suites of software development, testing and production operations tools
  • Veritas Netbackup                          
  • Veritas Volume Manager
  • Control-M Job Scheduling
  • EMC & Hitachi Mainframe Disk Subsystems
  • EMC Timefinder
  • Hitachi Shadowimage
  • SQL for sequel server
  • VBScript
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

Technical writing tasks include:

  • Place and maintain documents on SSA's Intranet for easy access at the DMA sites and technical support staff. (The SSA Task Manager provides methodology for document content and format).
  • Attend meetings and participate in conference calls in support activities.
  • Develop, update and/or maintain the documents listed below on an ongoing basis:
  • Project Plans
  • Site Prep Guides
  • Configuration and installation process documents.
  • 'Lessons learned' document.
  • Change Management log.
  • Frequently Asked Questions document.
  • 'How to' Guides
  • Trouble Shooting Guides
  • Technology Refresh Document
  • Operational Guides. 

Apptis offers a competitive benefits package, which includes excellent medical and dental benefits, and a 401k plan with matching.

Qualified and interested individuals should submit a resume to - reference job code 296243.

Conditions of employment:  All applicants receiving an offer of employment will be required to complete an Apptis application and sign a disclosure and authorization form for a background investigation.  All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of the Apptis background investigation including a criminal check, education and employment verifications and for some positions a credit check. 

Apptis is an equal opportunity employer committed to support family values, integrity in the workplace, and an entrepreneurial atmosphere.

U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V. 

Required Skills
  • The candidate should be an expert user of the Microsoft suite of word processing, spreadsheet, imaging and telecommunications software.
  • This position requires excellent written and oral communications skills. 
  • Writing skills are of paramount importance to this position.  
Required Experience
  • AA in English completion of MS Word course or related experience plus 4 years writing and editing technical documents
  • Experience in writing a variety of documents including technical manuals, user guides, etc.
  • Experience in information technology is essential. 
  • Experience in preparing materials to be used in training and a demonstrated ability to communicate technical subjects to non-technical staff is required.
Job Location
Woodlawn, MD, US.

Government Works--Technical Writer

Job Description:
*** Must be a US Citizen.***

We are looking for a Technical Writer for one of our direct end client in Ann Arbor, MI for a contract assignment to begin ASAP till April 2010 (with a possibility of an extension).

Job Description:
We are seeking the services of one (1) senior technical writer/editor (technical writer) with specific experience developing on-line help and creating software user manuals for applications. The technical writer will be expected to review existing content and develop new content and format for user on-line help and user manuals. These help systems will be for the client?s application. The technical writer will also be asked to research, design, and develop an interactive tutorial for client?s website.

The technical writer will work with the client?s information systems group, end-users and executive personnel to develop, maintain, and improve help system documentation. Online help will be developed in HTML format using Adobe RoboHelp and Captivate, user manual in MS Word.

Please respond with the following:

1. A Short Cover letter stating your interest in this position in word doc format.
2. Resume of max 3 - 4 pages in MS Word doc format with Full Contact Information.
3. Hourly rate on C2C / 1099 and Fulltime Salary Expectation.
4. Best phone number for the interview.

Kindly let me know the information above to proceed further.

To proceed further, please send your with DA-VA-MI as job ID in the subject line.

Experience Level:

? Experience (Five or more years) as a technical writer/editor developing manuals for software applications.
? Experience (Two or more years) developing on-line help systems for software applications.
? Experience (Two or more years) developing software tutorials.
? Experience developing (designing, authoring, and coding) HTML-based help systems.
? Experience developing CBT training (designing and authoring coding may be done in partnership with client?s developers.)
? Experience with MS Office products.
? Ability to accomplish assignments with limited direction.
? Four or more years of Project Management for help application development.
? Practical experience or knowledge of Risk Analysis & Risk Management

? Experience working with the Department of Veterans Affairs systems.
? Knowledge of Veteran Affair Security requirements.
? Submission of GSA Terms and Conditions.


Ann Arbor MI

3 - 6 months

Pay Rate:

Technical Writer Position from

We are currently looking for an experienced Technical Writer for one of our clients. This position is currently scheduled to be a 6 month contract but could develop into longer term opportunities based on your performance and their continued needs. This is an exciting opportunity for you to provide Technical Writing skills for our client while gaining valuable skills in other areas of technology.

Required Skills Include:
Experience creating project documentation
Experience communicating clearly goals, processes/procedures to end users with various skill sets
Experience conducting research using varied sources including Web based
Experience developing presentation materials
Experience organizing and maintaining inventory of various project documentation
Experience documenting and distributing meeting agendas and minutes
Experience providing editorial review for documents
Outstanding written communication and organizational skills
Proficiency in multi-tasking
Fluent in Microsoft Word (including the writing of macros, setting/formatting tables, creating forms), Excel, Powerpoint, Project & Internet tools/browsers
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision but to also function as team member

Business casual work environment. Exposure to cutting edge technologies. If you're looking for a new and exciting challenge that will enable you to take your skills and experience to the next level than this is it.

Required Skills:
Technical Writing, Interviewing, Creating Project Documentation, Researching, Developing Presentation Materials, Organizing & Maintaining Inventory, Documenting & Distributing Meeting Agendas & Minutes, Editorial Review, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project).

Please Apply Online.

Start Date:  ASAP
Emp. Type:  Contract
Duration:  6 months
# of Openings:  1
Location:  Raleigh, NC -
Overtime Pay:  None
Job Number:  35305190 : JS1839040/NC-128
Date Posted:  8/31/2009



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