Technical Author - Maternity Cover

All UK
£30000 Per Annum £30,000 + benefits
17 Nov 2016
15 Dec 2016
Anita Dale
Marketing Disciplines
Product Development, Product Marketing
Industry Sector
Engineering / Manufacturing
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Job Role

Technical Author - Maternity Cover 12 months

Coventry, Warwickshire

£30,000 + benefits

Our client is a home safety product manufacturer and is a market leader in Fire and Carbon Monoxide safety. The role is based in Coventry, West Midlands supplying top retailers and trade bodies internationally. A great opportunity has arisen to work for one of Britain's 100 top performing private companies, and to gain valuable experience servicing top retailers and trade bodies internationally.

The company is seeking a reliable individual with good writing and proofreading skills to assist our their in-house creative department with technical authorship of collaterals #user manuals, product labelling, packaging# for new and existing products.

The Role:

Reporting directly to the Creative Director, this is a 12 month fixed-term contract to provide maternity cover for the substantive postholder. The post is available from February 2017.

In this Technical Author role you will be required to work across a variety of product-related content, including:

  • Manuals
  • Product Marking / Labelling
  • Packaging
  • Datasheets

The Person:

  • Highly motivated, flexible, professional and dynamic, with excellent team working skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite is essential – particularly InDesign.
  • Management of external suppliers #from freelancers to translation agencies#.
  • Experienced in Technical Authorship preferable, in similar safety type consumer products requiring compliance with national and international standards, with excellent proofreading abilities required in this area.
  • Preferably qualified to degree level in a relevant discipline.


£30,000 salary

37.5 hour week - 9am – 5.30pm

25 days annual holiday

Pension scheme

Statutory sick pay

Free parking

Modern offices