Job Title:

Senior Lead Writer




Calgary, AB

The Senior Lead Writer (SLW) leads a team of technical writers delivering content to external client projects.  The SLW possesses and applies expertise to interview SMEs and conduct research necessary to produce accurate, comprehensive, effective and concise information assets. Proven experience facilitating group working sessions, juggling various stakeholders and divergent perspectives to achieve alignment among stakeholders.

Employment Type: Contract


  • Manages activities of team of writers, including assignment of work, reviewing quality of writers, recommending actions to improve deliverables
  • Designs information for conciseness, accuracy, effectiveness, and eliminates non-essential content
  • Organizes and facilitates Working and Review Sessions with SMEs, ensuring focus and timely results
  • Interfaces directly with multiple stakeholders within the client base
  • Assist with reviews on documents and adheres to Quality Assurance practices prior to distributing information assets to the clients
  • Participate as required in reviews of authored content with the writers and client product team
  • Creates and maintains style guides and authorship guidelines
  • Work closely with team members to share information and ensure technical and visual consistency across multiple document suites
  • Practice and understand project management concepts

Required Skill Set

  • Minimum five years of experience developing content for the Oil & Gas Industry or other heavy industry
  • Professional consulting skills and business acumen to interact with clients and SMEs, managing outcomes to negotiate a win-win for all involved
  • Experience in facilitating Working and Review Sessions and gaining consensus quickly
  • Structured writing skills/competencies
  • Ability to identify risks, impacts, and mitigation strategies, and to clearly communicate such to Program/Project Managers
  • Able to establish effective relationships with project managers, writers, client technical subject matter experts
  • Comfortable with software applications and technology in general, especially database concepts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and a variety of PC tools and applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet aggressive timelines
  • Has experience working with remote team members, and leveraging best practices and enabling technologies to do so effectively


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We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Innovatia is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 2019-09-20

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