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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Job 1

Pixelberry Studios - Mountain View, CA
Full-time, Contract
Pixelberry Studios is looking for writers to work on contract, delivering content for our hit mobile game “Choices: Stories You Play.” You'll brainstorm with the team, craft characters, plots, and series concepts, and see your writing come to life in the game. Pay is hourly and based on experience.


You will be working remotely with a team to deliver high-quality interactive narrative content for the game “Choices: Stories You Play” in the form of game scripts. This position involves creative writing, extensive editorial work, game testing, and collaboration.

On-site training: Writers will come to our Mountain View office for 3 months of creative and technical training.


Our ideal candidate creates stories with interesting characters and compelling narratives, is able to follow the established style and tone of our games, and can write from a variety of perspectives. Additionally, candidates should be able to accept and incorporate feedback, adapt writing to meet requirements, and consistently meet deadlines. Excellent copywriting and editing skills are a must.

This is an external contractor position, not full-time employment. The work will be done remotely, off-site. There will typically be between 40 to 50 hours of work each week. Overtime rates will apply over 40 hours per week. You will be expected to frequently attend video conference calls for brainstorming, training, and weekly writer syncs. Pay is competitive.


Major in English, specifically creative writing.
Knowledge about and passion for the gaming industry, specifically the mobile narrative gaming space.
Understanding of current trends and pop culture.
Passion for a specific genre of writing, i.e. Romance, Fantasy, Adventure.
Technical proficiency (some computer science coursework).


A cover letter, indicating why you’re interested in the position. In this letter, please state the top three genres you would be interested in writing for Choices.
A current resume, highlighting writing and educational experience.
A writing sample (short story, script, or game writing). We prefer fictional samples of writing that showcase friendship and romance. If you have more than one applicable sample, you can send more than one. We strongly encourage you to play a few chapters of Choices to get a feel for the kind of stories we tell.
Please put your resume and writing sample into the body of an email (no attachments) with the subject line ' Choices Remote Game Writer - [Your Name] ’. Candidates will not be considered without a writing sample. Submit materials to Chelsa at writerjobs at
We encourage you to download and play Choices: Stories You Play, High School Story, and Hollywood U (available on iOS, Android, and Kindle) to get a feel for the type of work our studio does.

Job Type: Contract

Job 2

Instructional Designer (Contractor)
The Intersect Group 13 reviews - Richardson, TX
$40 - $45 an hour - Contract

The Intersect Group has an immediate contract for an Instructional Designer with our Richardson area client. Our fast growing Financial Services client manager is adding to her team. She is looking for an energetic, collaborative, dynamic role model with leadership traits to join the team. Will be working with internal teams to analyze training needs for design and development of web-based training materials for internal employees, not external customers.

Must have/be:

Captivate Wizard
Instructional Design experience for Banking / Financial / Treasury training content
Experience developing content for Sales Training
Addie Model - using Addie for training analysis, design and development
Background in adult learning theory that drives practical, effective instructional design approaches
Thorough knowledge of and/or experience with both ILT and WBT courseware development software (Captivate, Flash)


Advanced experience with InDesign


Responsible for analyzing, designing and developing corporate training material, supporting systems training, job skills training, and regulatory compliance training in multiple formats such as classroom, self-study, coach-based and web-based training, and includes the development of appropriate learning resources
Work with Line of Business Leaders and Subject Matter Experts to determine development of appropriate training solutions. Conducts Training Needs Assessment to identify and develop the appropriate blended-learning strategy for each project
Interview subject matter experts to understand changes/impacts by role to incorporate into training content
Develop measurement tools (Kirkpatrick Levels 1-4) to determine training program effectiveness, report on effectiveness of training initiatives and evaluate current training programs to determine the need for enhancement
Facilitate train-the-trainer efforts to prepare instructors for training delivery
Maintain knowledge of developing trends, methods and techniques in the general training field and regulatory compliance training field


Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3 years’ experience or a minimum of 5 years’ experience designing adult eLearning training courses in Captivate
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are a must
Skilled in training analysis, design and development using the ADDIE model
Background in adult learning theory that drives practical, effective instructional design approaches
Experience in functional or behavior oriented training
Must have thorough knowledge of and/or experience with both ILT and WBT courseware development software (Captivate, Flash)
Should be well organized and detail oriented to handle heavy workload
Able to work in a fast paced environment and execute multiple tasks successfully
Demonstrate articulate, impromptu speaking skills, meeting leadership skills and conflict management skills
Possess superior analytical and problem solving skills
Knowledge of PC/Internet (including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
Advanced experience with InDesign highly preferred
Experience with RoboHelp is helpful but not required

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $40.00 to $45.00 /hour

Job Location:

Richardson, TX

Job 3

Technical Writer
Apex Systems Inc 404 reviews - Salem, VA
Job #: 752648

An Apex client is seeking an experienced Technical Writer to join it's application engineering team. The appropriate candidate must have fundamental knowledge of core technical communication concepts, such as topic-based authoring, minimalism, task-oriented design, single-sourcing. Preferred experience includes one of the following authoring tools: oXygen Author (DITA methodology), Adobe RoboHelp, or MadCap Flare. A technical writer must be able to work with SMEs and Product Owners to identify what a specific persona really needs to know when documenting that portion of the product. A good technical writer must be able to build relationships within the development team to be able to properly research features.

Job Overview:
As a Technical Writer, you will be responsible for working independently on components of an information development project. You will contribute to the team on a variety of projects and call upon team members for guidance as needed. You will contribute to the team and work independently.

In this role, you will develop and deliver high-quality content for the Applications Engineering team using the following professional characteristics:
Strong writing skills, namely a command of grammar, syntax, diction, and the conventions and best practices of writing a variety of technical documents
Fundamental collaboration skills: ability to work with other writers and cross-functional peers
Fundamental knowledge of core technical communication concepts, such as topic-based authoring, minimalism, task-oriented design, single-sourcing
Understanding of core information development processes: content planning, content creation, content review
Ability to break down software processes into tasks necessary to the targeted user and effectively explaining those tasks to the user
Basic ability to collaborate with subject matter experts to research a software product, determine functionality and design features, then communicate those effectively to the user

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors degree (OR high school diploma with at least 6 years experience in a technical writing role)
A minimum of 2 years of professional experience

Desired Characteristics:Technical:
Basic skills in editing (QA for documentation) - ability to recognize errors in a variety of information deliverables
Fundamental skills with the authoring tools used by the Predix APM information development team: oXygen Author (DITA methodology), Astoria CMS, Adobe RoboHelp, or MadCap Flare
Ability to follow established information patterns to create information deliverables
Awareness of Lean/Agile/XP software development processes and how to follow processes for information development
Basic awareness of the major aspects of software design, development, and QA and how they affect the information development process

Ability to work to deadlines and think critically about the task at hand while maintaining an understanding of the relevance of the issue in the bigger picture
Basic domain and product knowledge, including appropriate terminology, with an awareness of internal product line(s) and offerings

Ability to voice opinions and present clear rationale. Effective use of data or factual evidence to influence
Recognition of collaborative behavior and participation in collaborative activities
Willingness and ability to learn organization vision statement and decision-making framework. Ability to understand how team and personal goals/objectives contribute to the organization vision

Personal Attributes:
Willingness and ability to help team members
Ability to understand problems thoroughly before implementing solutions and ask questions to clarify requirements when ambiguities are present
Ability to identify opportunities for innovation and offer new ideas

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