STC Manitoba

A chapter of the Society for Technical Communication

Technical Writer Needed at Winnipeg Distribution Centre

Job Posting
A leading Winnipeg Distribution Centre is seeking a Technical Writer for a part time position Monday – Friday, days.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and maintain user manuals: document planning, gaining product knowledge, writing, editing, proofreading, indexing, and formatting
  • Gather information from subject matter experts, task database and other sources, testing/confirming fixes, writing, editing, and keeping up-to-date with the latest state of items
  • Create and maintain manuals for use in the business
  • Various other documentation that supports our customers and customer-network
  • Work closely with management team to produce accurate data
  • Other duties assigned by management and/or supervisor

Minimum Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and English writing skills
  • Experience/training in a recognized writing discipline
  • Preference given to those with a food safety background and/or good understanding of HACCP
  • Strong computer skills
  • Preference given to those with a post-secondary education in Communications or previous experience in a publications writing role
  • Must be organized and able to manage ongoing multiple projects
  • Meeting deadlines is critical

Compensation:

  • Hourly rate of $18
  • Opportunity for advancement based on performance
  • May turn into a full-time position
  • Paid vacation
  • Training provided
  • 16-24 hours per week, days to be determined by hired candidate and Management.

Contact:

Resumes, preferably in Word format, may be e-mailed directly to Lorainne Farr.

1 Comment

  1. The rate listed for this role seems very, very low. Is this a role for students? The going contractor rate for degree holding, junior technical writers is $50/hr, and the rate for senior writers can range anywhere from $60-90/hr. Even salaried employees should be earning at least $65,000/year to start. The rate listed for this role rivals the rate of untrained administrative assistants.

    I would not consider applying to this role, as a result; it is being undervalued, which indicates to me that the profession is being undervalued as well. Technical writers are not glorified administrative assistants. Even English degrees do not prepare writers properly for the work required of true technical writers.

    Hopefully, location and market are to blame (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and not an overall failure to promote and properly value the profession.

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