Adobe InDesign Expert/Technical Content Developer
We are a growing company with a great team, an exciting product, and a deep pipeline of customers lining up for more. We are looking for the right people to work with us far into the future on a full-time basis.
Your speed, skill, confidence, and ability to collaborate and create interactive content in InDesign will get you in the door. Your humble, friendly, professional, team-player approach and outgoing personality will ensure your place on the team.
Part 1- InDesign Expert
The primary aspect of this position is an expert-level InDesign power user, preferably with comprehensive understanding and background in creating interactive layouts (for ePub/PDF) using InDesign’s Interactive Tools. To be successful at this job, you'll need to have the confidence to hit the ground running and very quickly learn how to use these interactive tools if you don’t already know them.
Are you an InDesign “expert?”
If you answered yes to 1-8 above, you might be the team member we need. If you answered yes to all of them, we need to talk. If you are not sure of yourself on any of the above, it’s less likely you’re a fit for this work. Again, we are looking for InDesign power users. You must be an expert in navigating and using the rich tools of InDesign, confident of your ability problem-solve, and have the ability fly around the complex landscape of using InDesign at a high level.
Part 2 – Technical Content Developer
The projects you'll work on will have you composing and formatting interactive reference guides, using templates with established styles and functionality to maintain our brand look-and-feel, under the supervision of the art director. We create user-friendly apps for U.S. Military personnel that teach them how to setup and operate all different kinds of equipment and systems.
Not only do you need to have high-level InDesign skills for this position, you must possess the willingness to get elbows-deep in sometimes complex equipment and systems, so that you can be an effective partner in the development of the content you’ll be creating. You will be a full partner, responsible for collaborating on the content architecture and copy development from the early stages of each project. Understanding instruction design and having the ability to understand and easily learn mechanical equipment and assembly processes will put you to the front of the line.
This is not a layout job, where you will flow provided copy and images into a template. There are no finish-to-start hard-handoffs where someone else’s job ends and yours starts. If you don’t understand and/or are uninterested in mechanical things or have an aversion to reading, digesting and understanding the content you’re laying out, this job’s not for you.
To be compatible with the team, you must:
Work is remote (not in-office), but preference is weighted toward those located in or near the Washington DC Metro area, in order to be able to attend infrequent in-person meetings with the team at our Alexandria, VA office.
If you are interested in this position, please provide:
Submissions must include a specifically tailored cover letter and work samples to be considered.
Job Type: Full-time