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Senior Technical Writer
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Full Time | IT Outsourcing & Consulting 11 Months Ago
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GumGum is Hiring a Senior Technical Writer Near Santa Monica, CA

Summary

GumGum is a contextual-first global advertising technology company that captures people’s attention, without the use of personal data. We believe that a digital advertising ecosystem based on understanding a consumer’s active frame of mind rather than behavior builds a more equitable and safer future for consumers, publishers and advertisers alike. Founded in 2008, GumGum is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and operates in 19 markets worldwide. For more information, visit gumgum.com.

Reporting to the VP, Business Integration & Assurance, as GumGum’s Senior Technical Writer, you will leverage your exceptional technical writing skills by generating high-quality technical content and user documentation that enables GumGum to promote usability and consistency within our corporate policies and standards, across all product lines.You will be responsible for creating technical documents and manuals, explaining complex information in a clear and concise manner and working with scientific staff to ensure accuracy of product descriptions. Your ability to evaluate and analyze complex information is second to none, and you have a natural desire to help people understand things that are hard to understand.

You will get an opportunity to learn the GumGum product suite and collaborate with stakeholders across the organization - including Product, Engineering, and Publisher Development - to curate, develop, publish, and maintain learning resources that eliminate friction with product adoption.

Note: GumGum currently operates in a ‘work from home’ virtual environment with sporadic opportunities for in-person business and morale events (health guidelines permitting). There will not be any requirement to go into the office on a daily basis moving forward. GumGum is only open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and MN, however prefers candidates located in the west coast.

Responsibilities

  • Develop comprehensive documentation that meets GumGum’s organizational standards around our global compliance program, our IT & Security controls, and our compliance with accrediting agencies (i.e., MRC)
  • Create and write various types of user documentation, including how-to guides, references, manuals, cheat sheets, or instructions
  • Curate and map content based on the learning journey for various audience personas
  • Create and maintain our internal and external Verity documentation and product updates, to include integration procedures, APIs, JSON, FAQs, and Description of Methodology required by MRC
  • Work cross-collaboratively with product and engineers to ensure product documentation is technically accurate and aligns with documentation needs and priorities
  • Obtain a deep understanding of GumGum’s products and services to translate complex product information into simple, polished, and engaging content
  • Distill complex, technical topics into user-friendly content that meets the needs of the target audience, turning insights language that sets our users up for success
  • Develop and maintain detailed databases of appropriate reference materials, including research, usability tests, and design specifications
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and updates to existing templates, workflow, and forms

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Literature or similar, or equivalent relevant experience
  • 6-8 years experience (with 2 years experience with Atlassian suite) 
  • 2 years of people-management experience 
  • Proven track record of developing system and end-user documentation for new systems development
  • Good understanding of version control systems and issue tracking tool
  • Expert with Microsoft Office and Google suite required
  • Additional related skills such as experience in graphic design, interactive design, and/or video tutorials
  • Work experience in the digital advertising tech industry, preferred
  • Experience participating in or leading regulatory or accreditation submissions 
  • Portfolio of writing samples, presentations, and /or other items showing technical writing expertise
  • Keen/scrupulous attention to detail while simultaneously managing the need for high quality work and meeting tight deadlines
  • Strong project management skills. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Skills required to organize and synthesize large amounts of complex information from various sources, and work in a fast-paced setting
  • Attention to detail but also the ability to see the implications for the bigger picture
  • You strive to understand the "why" behind everything you do so that you can extend that knowledge and understanding to stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently within a (remote) team environment 
  • Ability to anticipate potential problems before they occur, and creatively come-up with solutions
  • Exceptional judgment - ability to exercise business discretion and maintain a high degree of integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism

Benefits & Perks

  • Medical Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee spouse/family 
  • Vision Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee spouse/family
  • Dental Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee spouse/family
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employer-Matched 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 
  • Stock Incentive Program (role dependent)
  • Paid Parental Leave - Birth parents can receive up to 16-18 weeks for birth recovery and baby bonding. Non-birth parents can receive up to 10 weeks for baby bonding
  • Transitional Return-to-Work Schedule 
  • Modern Family Support: Cleo App
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal and Identity Theft Protection
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • WFH Stipend 
  • Wellness Reimbursement 
  • Flexible Time Off 
  • Veterinary Discounts
  • WeWork Monthly Pass
  • Pet friendly organization - We love our fur babies! Check us out on Instagram @dogsofgumgum
  • Incredible work/life balance with a collaborative and friendly work space
  • A team that has transitioned to remote work impressively, and remains highly collaborative and connected
  • GumGum Gives Back volunteering opportunities
  • Virtual company events and (optional) in-person celebrations
  • Virtual monthly team bonding events
  • Anniversary recognition and awards

Career & Development Focus

  • Ongoing learning and development for education opportunities such as webinars, books, classes, relevant conferences and events
  • Opportunities to pursue business related side projects and yearly Hackathon
  • Highly encouraged to contribute to open source software, including our own open source software
  • Environment of learning from peers, including meetups, presentations and blog posts
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology
  • Life Skills sessions - geared towards the whole life/ health / person
  • Leadership Bites Dinner Series - connecting current and future GumGum leaders over great food and meaningful conversation 
  • The VOICE Coalition - through our council committee, The VOICE Coalition’s mission is to build an equitable, supportive, and inclusive culture where all voices are heard and all differences are celebrated through thoughtful, engaging, and authentic programming and community involvement. We’ve created awareness and appreciation for our employees through Hispanic Heritage month, Women of GumGum, Asian Pacific American, GG Pride, etc.

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Job Summary

JOB TYPE

Full Time

INDUSTRY

IT Outsourcing & Consulting

POST DATE

07/29/2022

EXPIRATION DATE

09/22/2022

WEBSITE

gumgum.com

HEADQUARTERS

SANTA MONICA, CA

SIZE

200 - 500

FOUNDED

2017

TYPE

Private

CEO

OPHIR TAZ

REVENUE

<$5M

INDUSTRY

Software & Cloud Computing

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GumGum is a California-based contextual advertising technology company that provides video content creation, optimization and related solutions for advertisers and publishers.

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