Chief Technical Author/Technical Communications Leader

West Sussex
£38000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
12 Jun 2014
03 Jul 2014
Will Cusack
Contract Type
Full Time
Chief Technical Author / Technical Communications Team Leader
Based near Horsham, West Sussex
Paying circa £40,000 plus benefits

A successful global manufacturing company based West Sussex is experiencing rapid expansion, and they are subsequently seeking a Technical Communications Team leader to manage their current team of technical content creators.

**You must have your own transport as the site is not easily accessible using public transport.**

The role holder will generate new material for enquiry generation and promotion of the company and its associated brands. This includes website copy, sales literature, videos, technical articles, capability statements, case studies, webinars, blogs, e-newsletters and operating manuals.


* Manage a team of technical writers and videographer/photographer
* Manage the development of technical test application/product collateral, website copy, case studies, capability statements, webinars, technical articles, product guides and manuals, technical briefs, training materials, technical blogs and other tools
* Manage the production process for photography and videos
* Interact with trade associations attending relevant technical committees and trade exhibitions to network and gather market intelligence
* Use market research techniques to investigate opportunities for the company in the global marketplace. Communicating regularly with the engineering and sales team, customers and distribution network

Candidates must have:

* Experience of managing technical / commercial departments or teams
* Degree qualified or significant relevant knowledge gained from experience.
* Strong people skills with the ability to maintain relationships with staff, customers, distributors and editors using diplomacy when required.
* Ability to effectively articulate and showcase technology with enthusiasm and to different types of audience.
* Strong, presentation and written skills
* High-level organisational and time management skills

If you meet the criteria above and would like to apply to this Chief Technical Author role, please send your current CV with an accompanying covering letter detailing all of your relevant experience with ASH12297WC in the subject line of the email.

The Ashdown Group Ltd acts as an employment agency in respect of permanent vacancies and as an employment business in respect of temporary vacancies.

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