Reports To: Global Head
Salary: Dependent on
Contract Type: 12 month
fixed term initial (with extension/perm possible)
Founded with a team of just 30, Double Negative (Dneg) has grown to become one of the industry's success stories and is now one of the world's largest providers of visual effects for Film with facilities in London, Mumbai and Vancouver.
Recent work includes Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Spectre, Ant-man, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, The Huntsman, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Captain America: Civil War and Star Trek Beyond.
In addition to our award-winning film work, our television division DNegTV has recently celebrated its third birthday. This thriving division tailors our skills and pipeline to the specific needs of high-end television drama - its most recent projects include the Marvel's Agent Carter, BrainDead for CBS, Fungus for Sky (for which DNegTV were BAFTA nominated), Ronald D Moore's Outlander for Sony Pictures TV, Mr Selfridge for ITV (for which DNegTV were nominated for best VFX at the Royal Television Society Awards) and Death in Paradise for the BBC. DNegTV has also recently opened an LA office to cater to the needs of their North American based clients.
More recently, Double Negative set up a new Feature Animation Division, created to work with IP creators and filmmakers in the creation of high-end animated features. Feature Animation is currently working on its first major animated feature.
Key purpose of the Job:
We are looking to hire a Technical Writer to join the Training team within
Dneg’s London studio. Working with our team of software developers and trainers
to produce high quality documentation to specification, primarily for our Intranet. Documents will include text, graphics and diagrams and also the
processing and inclusion of images, video and audio content.
Needs to do:
Working with the software developers, trainers, subject matter experts and
heads of department to research and establish a specification for documentation
including identifying the audience and goals of the documents.
Writing concise documentation for software with a high level of complexity
Production of high-quality, accessible documentation.
Maintenance and updating of existing pages.
Helping to maintain the established structure of our online documentation.
Needs to know:
Good understanding of software operation and UI/UX conventions.
Excellent communication skills and an ability to ask questions and research how
things work and why they’ve been developed in the way they have.
The ability to process complex information and present it in an accessible way.
An excellent grasp of the English language and an ability to communicate
written information accurately and concisely.
Experience with bitmap and vector illustration software for producing diagrams
Nice to have:
Training/qualifications in Technical Writing.
Experience writing documents for complex software
Experience working in a fast paced environment.
1-2 years experience in a similar role desirable.