Re: Job Title

Subject: Re: Job Title
From: Dave Chisma & Gail Hodgson <chisma -at- C031 -dot- AONE -dot- NET -dot- AU>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 07:56:48 +1000

jmalone1 wrote:
> This question seems a little goofy, but still important, to me:
> I accepted a job at a startup yesterday, and in preparing the offer
> letter, the CEO asked me what I'd like my job title to be. Since the
> company hopes to grow, so that I'd recruit other writers to help me -
> and manage them - I suggested "Manager of Technical Publications." He
> pointed out that in addition to hardcopy and online, I'd also be doing
> training materials, datasheets, magazine articles, etc., etc.,...
> So I suggested "Manager of Technical Communications." That didn't seem
> to quite encompass the totality of the thing, but we left it at that.
> So, my questions is, are there any current nifty job titles current out
> there for this sort of thing?

Dave Chisma wrote:

I'm in a similar position. My job title is 'Technical Author'. In
future, if I have other writers working with me I might be a manager
with supervisory responsibilities over a 'Technical Writer'. Or, I might
not. I don't really care. Been there done that.

Cheers, Dave Chisma
chisma -at- c031 -dot- aone -dot- net -dot- au

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