• Technical Writer
  • Department: Training
    Location: London
    Reports To: Global Head of Training
    Salary: Dependent on experience
    Contract Type: 12 month fixed term initial (with extension/perm possible)

    Company Profile:
    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 within VFX.
    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 & graphics.

    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. 

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