Yanko Design
Accessibility Writing Specialist Posted Jan 10
Hays Specialist Recruitment , Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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Accessibility Writing Specialist

Your New Company

A leading technical company.

Position Overview

While working within a multidisciplinary and virtual team structure you will produce accessibility assets required to support videos. All assignments must be completed to the highest of standards while following set processes.

Position Responsibilities

Provide technical editing and E-learning content publishing, including developmental editing and copy editing.

Write the Audio description text for video products

Generate audio files to support audio description text using proprietary toolsets

Create transcripts, amalgamating caption text and audio description text, to provide a text-only experience for learners

Solid experience producing HTML-based courseware assets to required accessibility standards

Work with internal or external SMEs to ensure all content is technically accurate, focused, and pitched appropriately for the target audience

Create and edit existing standards and provide training to team members on content writing standards

Ensure that the text in all deliverables has been thoroughly proofread and meets standards

Work with reviewers to implement edits and to resolve cited issues expeditiously

Complete high quality deliverables in accordance with agreed schedules

Participate in team meetings, workshops, and training sessions as required

Collaborate in the maintenance of standards documents

Desired Skills and Experience

Accessibility writing experience (Alternative text, audio description, closed captioning, etc.) is highly advantageous

Experience as a professional writer.

Excellent technical editing and writing skills

Experience with maintaining editorial style guides and similar standards documents

Professional experience in a training, teaching, editorial, or review role, preferably related to E-learning (designing, editing, writing, developing, etc.), virtual classroom training, or instructor-led training is highly advantageous

Excellent English writing, message design, and communication skills are a must as well as strong listening and observation skills

An ability to adhere to aggressive schedules, handle overlapping tasks and meet deadlines without sacrificing product quality is also critical

Experience working in a virtual team and/or with remote partners is highly desirable

An ability to think visually and express those visuals in words; familiarity with graphic design elements appropriate for E-learning is a bonus

An ability to work independently, as well as within teams

Comfortable working in a fast paced, high volume, schedule-driven environment is a must

Excellent organizing skills with high attention to detail

Must be PC and MS Windows-literate; browser savvy; have a working knowledge of other computer utilities and tools

Quick learner with a high level of technical competence (ability to quickly and efficiently master proprietary and off-the-shelf systems, tools, and processes) required

Experience editing technical training material is beneficial

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Employment Type: Contract