Technical Writer/Video Production Internship

Posted on April 5th, 2011

Position title: Technical Writer/Video Production Internship
Reports to: Technical Writer
Department: Marketing
General purpose: To assist the Marketing Department with writing, editing, and proofreading technical documentation, and to create a pilot project for a product training video.

General Description
In-Situ® Inc. is a growing manufacturer of innovative environmental monitoring equipment. We are looking an entry-level writer, editor, and video producer to assist with scientific product documentation.

Primary Responsibilities
• Assist technical writers with editing and proofreading of existing and new documentation.
• Script, create, and edit YouTube-type videos to train customers how to use our instruments.

Required Knowledge
• Structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar – must provide writing samples
• Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word necessary
• Video production experience – must provide a video sample, such as a YouTube “how to” video
• Adobe InDesign or similar desktop publishing program, FrameMaker experience a plus

Additional Responsibilities
• Transfer existing documentation from an old format to new templates in Adobe InDesign.
• Assist Technical Writers and Product Managers with writing and editing tasks as needed.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Knowledge
• BS/BA or graduate degree in Technical Communication, English, or Journalism. Students entering as seniors in the Fall Semester will be considered.
• Solid computer skills
• Interest in science and technology

Skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
• Excellent self-starter skills and ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
• Demonstrated ability to quickly learn challenging material
• Excellent team skills and ability to develop and maintain effective relationships and communications

WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
• Computer system data terminal
• Normal office environment and minimum physical activity

In-Situ Inc. builds world-class environmental monitoring instruments … and world-class careers!
• Note this is a temporary internship position.
• Apply online at www.in-situ.com if above qualifications are met.
• Please no phone calls about this job.
• Principals only. Recruiters please do not contact this job poster.
• Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin. In-Situ® Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.