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Contract Technical Writer / Instructional Writer (Part-Time)

| Austin

Job Summary:

Spredfast is seeking an experienced Technical or Instructional Writer Contractor to support the production of content for upcoming product releases between September - November.

The ideal candidate has a passion for producing high-quality end-user documentation that contributes to the overall success of product launches, and is a strong self-starter with significant experience working in a fast paced SaaS environment.

When applying, please note relevant social media, and/or SaaS related writing experience.


The Contract Technical/Instructional Writer at Spredfast:

  • Works within Spredfast’s Information Experience team to support the creation of how-tos and reference material.

  • Is responsible for delivering content on pace with product release milestones.

  • Produces a variety of technical articles for a wide range of products, targeted toward both new and experienced end-users

  • Creates documentation plans for new software features that address real-world customer personas and use cases.

  • Can quickly master complex concepts and features in order to break them down into user-friendly, single-point documentation solutions need-to-know, actionable chunks

  • Maintains familiarity with standard technical documentation concepts, best practices, and procedures

  • Possesses a high degree of creativity, latitude, and autonomy

  • Enjoys working with cross-functional subject matter experts including marketing, customer support, and development teams, and is equally comfortable spending up to 3/4 of the time working alone to create deliverables.

  • Performs at a high output amidst a lively and fast-paced work environment.


  • Weekday coverage to include 4.5 hours between the hours of 9am-3pm, Mon-Fri.

  • Ability to work from our HQ location in Downtown Austin.

  • 4-7 years technical or instructional writing experience.

  • Ability to write fully grammatically correct American English and write colloquially; to understand differing user audiences and choose the most suitable voice.

  • Expertise with industry standard writing paradigms: information mapping, chunking, minimalism.

  • Expertise with technical writing best practices

  • Experience using Zendesk as a knowledge base preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, including the ability to create content and troubleshoot problems independently

  • Avid learner who is able to learn new software quickly and with minimal guidance

  • Motivated self starter and excellent interpersonal communicator.

The Perks at Spredfast

  • An incredible work environment – fun, casual, fast-paced environment with endless ping pong
  • A #freesponsibility work culture that values #awesomeness and #teamswork
  • Swank offices in the heart of downtown Austin
  • Fresh, healthy lunches catered four days a week
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks

About Spredfast:

Spredfast is a social software company and platform, headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in New York City, London, Hamburg, and Sydney, that seeks to connect every company in the world with the people that they care about the most. Spredfast’s “Smart Social” software enables companies to manage, integrate, and amplify social content across any digital touch point. With global reach, Spredfast customers have managed more than one billion social connections across 84 countries. Today, Spredfast helps more than fifty percent of Interbrand’s 2015 World’s Best Brands to create first-class social experiences.

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