Job Opportunity with The Associated Press: All Experience Levels Considered

[Editor's Note: The full description of this job opportunity, posted originally on April 25 on the Events Calendar, was relocated to the chapter's Jobs website as it is not a chapter event. In the future, a brief notice will be posted to this News section to alert you to any new job announcements submitted to us by local employers and recruiters.]

Job Title: Sr. Documentation Specialist

Apply by: 5 May 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Job Description: The Associated Press is seeking a skilled Senior Documentation Specialist for its Washington, DC office. This team member will create and maintain documentation and other training materials for the ENPS-suite of news production tools. You'll join our energetic, successful team that's responsible for supporting newsroom computer users in 900 newsrooms and 60 countries across the world. We know that documentation and associated training materials make a huge difference in the success of our product and in the continued learning by our users. This role is critically important to our success.

The successful applicant will be responsible for creating, maintaining and updating technical documents, manuals and online help, explaining the information in a clear and concise manner and working with the development and operations teams to ensure accuracy. We are actively seeking ways to provide training/user materials in non-traditional ways and value experience in creating those materials.

Job Type (full-time, half-time, telecommute, onsite or offsite contract, etc.): Full-time.

Contract Duration, if any: N/A

Job Location City, State, Zip-Code: Washington, DC, US, 20005-4076

Salary Range: NA

Experience Level: All Experience Levels Considered

Security Clearance Needed: None

Job Responsibilities:

  • Creating and maintaining updated end-user training materials and case studies for distribution in PDF and HTML formats as well as on-line videos
  • Designing and managing interfaces for customer software and documentation distribution websites
  • Helping validate documentation through product familiarization and testing
  • Managing external language-translation resources as needed
  • Working with technical and non-technical sales, support and training staff as necessary on production of related collaterals
  • Innovating new communication methods to improve user experience around training and support learning

Job Requirements: The successful candidate will have proven professional experience in technical writing and creation of manuals and training materials, preferably in the software technology or journalism/communication fields. The candidate must be a self-starter and problem solver. The candidate must also possess excellent written and verbal English-language communication skills and a strong attention to detail. Proficiency in MadCap Flare is strongly preferred. Experience in creating "how-to" video clips for software/technology solutions is strongly preferred. A bachelor's degree or higher is preferred. Authorization to work in the US for any employer is mandatory.

About the Hiring Company: The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day more than half the world’s population sees news from AP.

How to Apply: Apply at: https://careers.ap.org/job/Washington-Sr_-Documentation-Specialist-DC-20005-4076/469252400/

Apply by:  5 May 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Computer Animation Festival Showcase Encore – Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

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Join the ACM SIGGRAPH, Washington, DC, on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when they showcase some of the best examples of 2016-2017 computer animation from around the globe. This is an encore showing of the Computer Animation Festival Showcase held earlier at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a "Best Animated Short" Academy Award.

For location and parking information, see the post at https://events.stcwdc.org/computer-animation-festival-showcase-encore-washington-dc-acm-siggraph/.

Computer Animation Festival Showcase Encore – Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

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When: January 25, 2018

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

What: The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is presenting an encore showing of the Computer Animation Festival Showcase. If you missed the show at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, this is your chance to catch it again. The Computer Animation Festival showcases some of the most dazzling and innovative animations from 2016-2017, many of which were presented at the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival. We will also discuss our upcoming events for 2018.

For those who are not familiar, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a "Best Animated Short" Academy Award.

Please join us on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as we showcase some of the best examples of computer animation from around the globe.

Location:

The meeting will be held at the

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Remsen Building
400 Dulany Street (1st floor conference room)
Alexandria, VA 22314

We are located 2 blocks from the
KING STREET METRO station (BLUE/YELLOW Lines)
https://www.wmata.com/rider-guide/stations/king-st-old-town.cfm

Walking Directions
http://goo.gl/maps/UW6p0

Parking

Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center Garage
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional paid parking garages are also available in the area.

Contact ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC

Updates to the WDCB Chapter’s Jobs Board

Graphic of sign for Job Openings with brown borderFor those of you looking for a job in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, our Jobs Board website has been updated.

The Job Listings page has been updated with some revised links.

The Employment Resources page now includes a section called State Employment Resources. This section provides links to job openings for the District of Columbia (DC) government and DC Federal government. Links to State job openings in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia are included as well as other State employment resources in those states.

Happy job hunting!

50% Off Tech the Halls tickets through Monday!

Tech The Halls Special

From now through Cyber Monday, the 30th, you can get 30% off the “Early-Bird Rate” tickets to Tech The Halls with promo code THANKS30!

That’s $33.50 off the regular price ($65)!

Don’t wait! Register Now (w/ code THANKS30).

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 9th for the 4th annual Tech the Halls 2015 Holiday Party as we come together and celebrate all that is the DC Tech community!

Tech organizations such as DCWW, UXPA-DC, STC WDC, Web Mavens, Reaching Latinos Online, Color of Tech, the Digital District, Code For Progress, and DMV Startup along with technologists from all over the DC-Metro area will meet, share ideas and network.

Held at the chic Capitale in downtown Washington, DC, Tech The Halls ’15 brings together entrepreneurs, startup founders, designers, developers, marketers and strategists to network and discuss tech trends.

There will be an open bar, delicious food, and music by DJ Clinton Matthews!!

Attendees will receive a holiday tech-themed gift bag (quantities limited), and a chance to win tech/non-tech prizes including a very special grand prize!

Many thanks to our sponsors!

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Adobe (Platinum sponsor), Chief and Capital One (Silver sponsors), Applied Predictive Technologies, Inc. (APT)  Updated (Bronze sponsor), Split (TTH transportation partner)

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Fall For The Book with GMU STC

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What began as a two-day literary event in 1999, organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax, has expanded into a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival that brings together people of all ages and interests, thanks to growing community interest and generous supporting partners.

Read about the event and see the complete schedule on the Fall For The Book website.

About GMU STC

GMU STC is the newest chapter of the STC, the world’s oldest and largest professional association for technical communicators. As a student organization, GMU STC is dedicated to helping current and future professional technical communicators—writers, editors, designers, and more—achieve their career, education, and service goals. Visit GMU STC on Facebook to learn more.