Technical Writer (Ref: NTTW)
Remuneration: Market Related

Position in the Media sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Wednesday 27 February 2019
Job Description:

A Durban-based company is looking for a dynamic and experienced TECHNICAL WRITER to join their team. The primary objective of this role is to assist the team with the development of technical documentation content, delivered across various platforms, such as online, mobile and print.

Main job function

Work with internal and external teams to obtain an in-depth understanding of the product requirements.

Produce high-quality documentation that meets applicable standards and is appropriate for its intended audience.

Write easy-to-understand user interface text, online help and supporting documentation.

Analyse existing content, focusing on re-use and single-sourcing opportunities.

Transforming complex and technical content into simple, clear messages that are easy to understand for the target audience.

Brainstorming with other team members about content strategy and communication.

Documenting the subject from a user's perspective.

Translating highly technical information into detailed, logically structured, concisely written documentation.

Producing and incorporating all forms of relevant media types into the documentation. For example, video, diagrams, text, and images.

Ability to adapt and deliver content across various platforms, such as online, mobile, e-learning and print solutions.

Ability to work in high pressure deadline-driven environment.

Ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements.

Ability to work well both independently and in a team.


Diploma / Degree

A minimum of 3 years technical writing experience

An excellent command of the English language, with sound self-review skills and attention to detail.

Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text.

Good understanding of technical content principles and methodologies.

CSS, XML and HTML knowledge advantageous. 

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Nicole Thomas