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There are jobs and… there are jobs.
From now on we’ll try to highlight only those technical communication jobs that we think are worth it, or stand head and shoulders above others in terms of future prospects and career benefits.
Here is one such job with a U.S. defense contractor that caught our attention recently:
SAIC is actively seeking a Tech Writer in support of its DoD RF-ITV program. The RF-ITV system is a mission essential information system that supports Joint Warfighter operations.
From the company’s job description:
“Candidate will consult with engineers or SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) to obtain raw data and information to document complex integrated applications and systems. Data collected should be complied with the addition of graphical user interfaces to produce online help and manuals in a logical and readable format using computer programs. The technical writer will be responsible for the development of a variety of technical publications (in-house or contract) such as Technical Manuals (TM’s), brochures, pamphlets and installation guides. Additionally, the technical writer shall capture screen shots and integrate them with documentation as needed. Utilization of a comprehensive knowledge of technical publications, writing procedures, policies, regulations, and standards; plus a high degree of writing skill, editorial judgment and initiative, to independently plan and complete writing assignments.”
If you think you might qualify and can work in Reston, Virginia, click this link for more info.