Technical Writer job description template | Workable

This Technical writer job description template is optimized for posting in online job boards or careers pages and it is easy to customize for your company when hiring a technical author. Modify job responsibilities if you are hiring a senior technical writer.

Technical Writer Responsibilities

Include:

  • Producing high-quality documentation that is appropriate for its intended audience
  • Working with internal teams on product and documentation requirements
  • Writing easy-to-understand user interface text, online help and developer guides

technical writer job description

Job brief

We are looking for a Technical Writer to produce high-quality documentation that contributes to the overall success of our products.  You will join a team of talented tech writers who work collaboratively with developers, quality engineers, product managers, and usability experts to make our products easier to use.

Responsibilities

  • Work with internal teams to obtain an in-depth understanding of the product and the documentation 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 developer guides
  • Create tutorials to help end-users use a variety of applications
  • Analyze existing and potential content, focusing on reuse and single-sourcing opportunities
  • Create and maintain the information architecture

Requirements

  • Proven working experience in technical writing of software documentation
  • Ability to deliver high quality documentation paying attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text and pictures
  • Excellent written skills in English
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Basic familiarity with the SDLC and software development
  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred