Job Description :
Technical Writer
Burlingame, CA
Contract, CTH Role

Main Areas of Responsibility:
· Support the Alaska Airlines-Virgin America SOC process by interfacing with subject matter experts to update and improve manuals and other materials.
· Interact with the Technical Publications Document Management System vendor as needed.
· Apply technical writing concepts and standards to templates, manuals, letters, applications and other documentation as requested.
· Maintain content consistency across documents and manuals using established formats and structured authoring environment.
· Assist in writing and maintaining policies, procedures and programs under the direction of the manual authorities.
· Prepare publication drafts for review by the subject matter experts.
· Responsible for the quality of materials after publication.
· Maintains distribution, control, and revision service to ensure the timely distribution of appropriate manuals and revisions as required by Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and Alaska Airlines-Virgin America integration timeline.

Professional Experience Required:
· Must have Information and Publishing Technology background.
· High literacy in structured authoring (SGML, XML) environment (ATA task numbering; typical DTDs/schema, elements and attributes
· Experience using structured document software (Arbortext highly preferred
· High degree of proficiency using Microsoft Office Products.
· Experience in writing and desktop publishing in an aviation environment.
· Experience as the end-user of aviation technical, operational, and/or training information is a plus.
· Knowledge of interrelationships of airline functions preferred.
· Must be customer focused and proficient working within tight deadlines handling multiple concurrent projects.

Job Requirements:
· Strong writing, logic, documentation, communication, and organizational skills.
· Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Professional Certifications and Education Required:
College degree required.