Job Announcement: Information Development Specialist

Subject: Job Announcement: Information Development Specialist
From: "Butler, Scott" <sabutler -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 08:46:00 -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 tools.
>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
>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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