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Manager - Technical Writing

Company: Hughes Network Systems
Location: Germantown
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional locations world-wide, is a premier global provider of satellite solutions and technology services. Together with its major subsidiaries EchoStar Satellite Services and Hughes Network Systems EchoStar offers employees the opportunity to explore the boundaries of what s possible in the fields of engineering and the business functions transforming this engineering into revenue.

Hughes Network Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Writing Manager. This position will be located in Germantown, MD.

Responsibilities:

* Assign work to staff members and overseeing the progression of the assigned work.

* Ensure writers are well informed of their assignments, work independently with their customers, and deadlines are met.

* Manage a staff of 5 technical writers

* Conduct weekly staff meetings.

* Plan and format work based on customer and technical requirements.

* Conduct interviews with various users and technical staff members to gather data for documentation.

* Create new documents as well as update current ones based on customer requests.

* Work with a variety of subject matter expertise to than use the collected information and translate/combine for the intended audience.

* Work independently is common but communication with related groups is expected.

* Responsible for meeting deadlines

* Follow writing styles to meet deadlines with ability to be flexible and make adjustments.

* Prepare technical publications including operational, maintenance, or repair manuals for products.

* Develop/update training modules.

* Research and translate data into manuals, and/or web-based documents for non-technical and technical users.

* May use equipment and/or products to produce technical documentation.

Basic Requirements:

* Bachelors degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field

* 3+ years of writing experience and training

Preferred Qualifications:

* Proficient in MS Office products

* Articulate 360 knowledge a plus

* Previously managed a staff

EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.

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