Technical Writer
Spectrum Brands

Madison, Wisconsin

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Division Information","content":" Spectrum Brands' Home & Personal Care (HPC) Appliances business participates on a global basis in small electric appliances, shave/groom appliances and beauty appliances. Our well- known brands include George Foreman®, Black+Decker®, Farberware®, Breadman®, Juiceman®, Russell Hobbs® and Remington®. Our products appeal to consumer trends for healthy eating, stay-at-home cooking, creating today's new hair style and much more. We distinguish our product offerings from the competition by employing forward thinking, innovative technologies matched with a strong understanding of consumer needs to bring to market high quality, superior products that delight the end user."title":"Job Summary","content":" *This role affords the flexibility for an employee to split their work time between the Madison WI Spectrum Brands office and a dedicated home office. The Technical Designer will work directly with the America's Brand Communications Creative Services Team and other cross-functional stakeholders to write, design, edit, and produce quick-start guides, instruction books, recipe books and assist other Creative Team members as necessary. This position must understand print processes and be able to design within a budget and tight timeline while m anaging multiple projects and balancing workload through collaborative prioritization and project management."title":"Primary Duties & Responsibilities","content":" Leads and executes technical writing projects by leading projects with team members, producing sketches, drawings and other illustrative material according to guidelines, instructions, and specific parameters developed by, or as outlined in meetings with project stakeholders. Executes established designs across product platforms, submits rough drafts to client key stakeholders for approval and prepares final production artwork based upon feedback. Exercises independent judgment and discretion in leading and executing technical writing projects. Uses independent judgement and discretion to writes technical documents such as instruction sheets in easy to understand language and procedures. Manages and leads multiple projects at a time to meet project schedules and priorities; Communicates project schedule s and status to other departments; Works with stakeholders to coordinate and manage all project activities. Selects techniques best suited to produce desired visual effects in conformance with specified quality standards. Determines composition, view angles, perspective, projections, etc. by understanding product specifications and incorporates customer feedback into the materials. Utilizes and applies a variety of graphic techniques including line illustrations, renderings, charts, infographics, schematics and the like. Plans Basic Photography shoots planning and, retouching photography as as needed. Plans complete layouts for finished graphics, translates illustrative objectives into graphic terms. and communicates project schedules, and status to other departments. Maintains documents in a database for revision control and document sharing. Creates procedures and work instructions for project category and performs other work as delegated by the manager or the company. Assists with and collaborates with on additional Creative Services Team projects as necessary."title":"Education and Experience Profile","content":" 1-3 years' work experience creating graphic material, sketches, and drawings required. A minimum of an Associate Degree in Graphic Arts. Consumer Products industry experience beneficial, but not required. Professional experience writing step by step instructions / user guides / instruction manuals preferred- required. (Since listed as a required skill below) . Consumer Products industry experience beneficial, but not required."title":"Required Skills","content":" Skilled with graphics production equipment and supplies including graphics software such as Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and/or other vector-based software programs as well Microsoft suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook). Must be able to operate on Mac format. Possess a working knowledge and experience with technical writing; ability to proofread all graphic documents. Basic written and presentation skills; Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; encourages communication between peers, functional groups, manufacturing plants and suppliers. Works independently using considerable creative judgment regarding composition and media selection. Solid Strong understanding of printing and production processes. Strong Attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to determine priorities and manage multiple projects at one time."title":"Work Environment *This role affords the flexibility for an employee to split their work time between the Madison WI Spectrum Brands office and a dedicated home office. Working conditions are normal for an office environment. The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. #LI-SO1


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