Technical Writer - Contract

VIZIO, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is America's fastest-growing HDTV and consumer electronics company and is revolutionizing how we watch, listen … and live! We are currently seeking a Contract Technical Writer at our Irvine headquarters.

What you'll be doing:

  • Create user manuals and quick start guides, writing in the approved Company voice, always with the intent of improving the customer's product experience.
  • Write marketing copy for point-of-purchase displays, web pages, email marketing, and other areas as needed by the Company.
  • Finalize jobs using appropriate file and output formats and naming conventions.
  • Discuss documentation concerns and creative ideas with project owners.
  • Seek technologies and methods of improving the out-of-box experience.
  • Archive complete projects according to department guidelines.
  • Perform responsibilities in a professional manner, always with the Company's mission and goals

Required Skills

  • Advanced skill level using Adobe InDesign
  • Intermediate skill level in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Solid understanding of consumer products and preferably consumer electronics user experience and documentation, both online and print
  • Professional communication, interpersonal skills, and collaborative team spirit
  • Excellent project management skills; able to juggle multiple projects and timelines in collaboration with both internal and external teams
  • Ability to craft convincing and stylish marketing copy
  • Must be proficient in the use of stylesheets and templates to speed up document production
  • Energetic and driven with a strong sense of urgency
  • Organized and process oriented, with ability to work independently and to manage multiple

Required Experience

  • B.A. in English/Technical Communication or 2-5 years of related work experience
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and XML
  • Experience with content localization a plus
  • Experience creating interactive documents is a plus
  • Should be "dialed in" to current digital trends, both generally and as they relate to product documentation
  • Demonstrated, consistent attention to detail and quality of work
  • Ability to craft convincing and stylish marketing copy
  • Must be proficient in the use of stylesheets and templates to speed up document production
  • Energetic and driven with a strong sense of urgency
  • Organized and process-oriented, with ability to work independently and to manage multiple

We are an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran


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