Technical Content Specialist

| Greater LA Area

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

We’re looking for someone to plunge into the deep end of marketing and drive product adoption by communicating how to use our sophisticated programmatic advertising platform. Everyone says you’re a good technical writer, but you’re so much more than that. You might not be an expert when you start in on a topic, but you work effectively with those who are, and soon earn their respect and trust. You have the talent to take complex technical information, distill it down to essential concepts, and create multimedia content that gives people an “aha” moment. In fact, you’re so good at that, other people rely on you to review their content for style, consistency, and impact. You have a keen eye for the small things that make the good great and are delighted when you help the team say it better.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • Communicate effectively about The Trade Desk and its products to internal and external audiences in a variety of media, including text, graphics, and video. Combine technical accuracy with compelling language that highlights both the “how” and the “why” of our platform and its features.
  • Create and maintain clear, accurate, and engaging technical content that empowers digital advertising professionals to use The Trade Desk platform to meet their business goals.
  • Collaborate with marketing managers, product teams, and other technical communicators to ensure all technical content fits into The Trade Desk’s brand and product themes and supports specific marketing campaigns.
  • Effectively and diplomatically edit colleagues’ content.
  • Manage content through the development and publication cycles using JIRA and other workflow management tools. Assist in creating and managing content lifecycle processes.
  • Publish and manage content in Guru, Confluence, and other publication channels on a weekly release cadence.
  • Assist in building and administering Guru, Confluence, and other publication channels.
  • Adhere to corporate and departmental style guidelines and help refine those guidelines as needed.

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field where you have written on complex topics with clarity and impact. Technical degrees with strong communications skills welcome.
  • 2-5 years’ experience as a technical communicator. Experience with SaaS platforms preferred. We will ask for examples of your technical communications work.
  • Demonstrated experience creating web-ready text, graphical, and video content on a technical or other complex topic as shown by examples you provide.
  • Experience with Guru or other online authoring and publication tools, Adobe or other screen capture and audiovisual tools, and Atlassian JIRA or other workflow management tools.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The Trade Desk does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of The Trade Desk. The Trade Desk is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • AerospikeDatabases
    • SQL ServerDatabases
    • VerticaDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Our LA office is across the street from the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, offering a wide range of amenities with easy freeway access.

An Insider's view of The Trade Desk

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

It’s not uncommon in our Ventura office for several engineers to go surfing on their lunch break or when the waves are just right. For those of us who can’t seem to swim, we tend to play basketball during lunch. Others like to take hikes behind the office along the hillside, work out or even run along the beach.

Ephraim

Data Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We work in pods of 3-4 per client. Each pod has a trader, account executive, and account manager. Typically, account managers handle the daily communication with the client, provide platform training, support traders in optimizing/troubleshooting campaigns, and support sales. The three roles are indispensable to each client .

Amy

Account Coordinator

How does the company support your career growth?

Everyone at The Trade Desk invests in each other’s growth. Management is very good about keeping up with everyone and understanding what your career plans are to help work with you in achieving them. The best part is being able to work together with a brilliant team to learn and grow together so you are never alone.

Nathan

Trading Specialist

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

One of my favorite meetings is our monthly product pitch where employees from all over the company get to pitch their ideas to our senior leadership and product teams. We are a product driven company and nothing informs the direction of our business more than having a say in what we should build next.

Alex

VP, Client Services & Strategy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

People come to the office to get their work done, but also want to enjoy their time in the office as well. We all take turns DJ’ing the Bluetooth speaker in the office and taking music requests from others. There’s constant collaboration and communication going on between all teams in the office.

Katie

Senior Account Manager

What are The Trade Desk Perks + Benefits

The Trade Desk Benefits Overview

At The Trade Desk we think what you do outside the office is just as important as what you do inside the office, which is why we offer a range of benefits to help our employees lead a healthy and balanced life. We offer competitive benefits ranging from parental leave to savings and investments plan that help you plan for the future. We have offices around the world and they all have something that makes them unique, whether there's a fridge stocked with local craft beer, or daily ping pong tournaments, there's always something fun happening at our TTD offices.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking

Additional Perks + Benefits

Friendly Nerf wars, Foosball tourneys, and good vibes...our LA office is centered around bringing your whole self to work.

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