Technical Writer (Contract to Permanent) Fairport, NY

This position is in the Technical Communications Department and the rate is limited to about $20/hour.


  • Organize material and complete writing assignments according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology
  • Maintain records and files of work and revisions
  • Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or personnel
  • Arrange for typing, duplication, and distribution of material
  • Select or create photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material
  • Develop and maintain installation, configuration, how-to documentation and online help
  • Manage multiple assignments simultaneously, while working independently and with other writers
  • Learn software and hardware products by hands-on experience
  • Interview engineering personnel to become familiar with product technologies
  • Occasional travel required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Ability to organize ideas and to translate technical terms into text that any reader can understand
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform via written, oral, and visual media
  • Capability to interact with all levels in the organization
  • Highly motivated individual able to grasp complex software and learn quickly
  • Flexibility with a demonstrated ability to work within tight deadlines


Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, or related field.

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