Job Announcement: Information Development Specialist

Subject: Job Announcement: Information Development Specialist
From: "Butler, Scott" <sabutler -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 11:06:33 -0400

Position Title: Information Development Specialist
Location: Rockwell Software, Cleveland, OH
Reports To: Scott Butler, Manager, Human Interface Group

The Information Development Specialist (IDS) works within the Human
Interface Group as an internal consultant to Rockwell Automation and any
third-party companies developing products for Rockwell Automation. The
IDS directs the activities of information developers in a high tech
environment to coordinate, direct, and monitor the development of
information products. The IDS works closely with the upper-management at
Rockwell Software to propose and support technical innovations in the
information development area that keeps Rockwell Software on the cutting
edge of customer information support and delivery.

In addition, the IDS is a single point of contact for all aspects of
information development, including delivery in both online and paper
media. The primary responsibility is to work closely with the
information developers at Rockwell Software to ensure consistent,
easy-to-use, and effective information products are delivered with our
software in a timely manner.

Candidate Background
The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:
- be a self-starter who is capability of handling multiple assignments
while meeting planned completion dates
- have excellent interpersonal skills
- have experience with project management tools and effectively use to
track and report project status
- be recognized as an information development professional through
active involvement in one or more of the following societies (IEEE,
ASTD, STC, etc.)
- have a four year college degree in information development, education,
or technical discipline. Course work in technical communication,
computer science, electronics or related sciences preferred.
- have completed one or more of the activities listed below as it
relates to a career in information development:
-presented a paper or delivered a presentation at a professional
conference (IEEE, ASTD, STC, etc.)
-actively participated in usability evaluations
-published an article in trade, professional, or scholarly journal
-pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. in technical communication, human
factors, or other related field

Preference given to candidates with 3-5 years experience as a Technical
Communication Manager within a MS Windows based software company.
Preference given to candidates with proven successes or experience in
establishing an efficient information development process with MS
Windows-based tools for a MS Windows based software company of similar
size (300 employees).

Essential Knowledge and Skills
The successful candidate will have the following skills and abilities:
1. Ability to create usable information sets based on input from task
analysis, user analysis, and style limitations.
2. Ability to sell ideas in a winning and positive manner.
3. Ability to guide the development of both creative talent and less
experienced team members.
4. Ability to communicate well with all levels of employees.
5. Excellent decision making ability.
6. Flexibility
7. Project planning and management skills.
8. Individual management skills
9. Familiarity with the latest technology including both hard and soft
10. Working knowledge of the software documentation process.
11. Significant knowledge of various aspects of the software industry
including marketing, purchasing, operations, sales/pricing, engineering,
quality assurance and manufacturing.
12. Familiarity with the graphic art industry and processes.
13. Familiarity with the printing industry from production through
14. Mastery of the Microsoft Windows operating systems.
15. Ability to communicate and implement corporate goals and standards.
16. Ability to translate marketing strategies into creative verbal and
visual ideas.

How to Submit Your Resume
Please send your resume to scott -dot- butler -at- software -dot- rockwell -dot- com as an RTF

Scott A. Butler
Manager, Human Interface Team
Rockwell Software, 6680 Beta Drive, Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143
Phone: 440.646.7654

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