• 09 oktober 2020
  • vacaturenummer: 221008

Technical writer

Are you a multi-tasker who likes to work on several projects at the same time?

Do you have good planning skills? Do you stay in control and keep your cool under pressure?

If the answer is ‘Yes’, this might be the job for you!


As a technical writer, you are responsible for the creation of user manuals for different product categories within Philips Personal Health. In this role, 80% of the communication is in English. The two main aspects of user manual creation are content and planning. Together with Innovation, Engineering, Product Research and Marketing, you convert the input provided into a clear English user manuals and other digital content. Where possible, you use existing texts and pictures to create new (media) content.

In parallel you are co-creating online support pages by providing knowledge articles and other relevant post purchase user content. For this task you will closely work together with the Consumer Care team (DMEC team).

As a technical writer, you will be working on several projects at the same time. Within the project team, it is your responsibility to ensure that the artwork of the user manual is delivered before the set deadline. You are also responsible for uploading user manuals onto the Philips website. In your work-related contacts, you are business-like and professional.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Creating well-structured and clear user content.

Writing user manual texts on the basis of guidelines and a style guide

Ensuring compliance with international legal standards

Giving instructions to and managing external contacts: illustrators, translation agency and DTP agency

Monitoring deadlines

Advise and support other departments within Philips to create accurate, compliant and user-friendly content

Job requirements:

HBO (bachelor level) diploma, or MBO4 diploma with work experience in office or project management

Good planning and organization skills; ability to keep an overview

Familiarity with Author-it is an advantage

Excellent command of English in writing and speech


Accurate and consistent

Good interpersonal skills

Stress resistant: able to handle several projects with short deadlines simultaneously

Other information:

Salary indication: €15 gross per hour

Working hours: 32-40 hours per week

We offer a job in a dynamic and innovative work environment in Philips with plenty of development opportunities.


If you are interested, apply for this job by clicking the application button. We look forward to receiving your resume and motivation.

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