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Technical Writer

Google Los Angeles, CA
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This role may also be located in our Playa Vista, CA campus.

Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: Mountain View, CA, USA; New York, NY, USA; Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4 years of experience creating content for technical audiences (e.g., developer documentation, Computer Science course material, or IT administration playbooks).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in writing, engineering, or scientific-related field.
  • 2 years of experience with technical writing or as an Information Architect or Content Strategist.
  • 2 years of experience leading projects, initiatives, or teams.
  • Experience researching and writing documentation for DevOps practitioners and/or developers (e.g., APIs, SDKs, web technologies).
  • Experience working with engineers and product managers as part of the software development process.
  • Knowledge of HTML, with additional prerequisites for certain roles.

About The Job

Technical writers plan, create, and maintain educational content as an integral part of the engineering or user experience. The content is often in the form of documentation, but may also be UI text, sample code, videos, or other educational material. Regardless of the content medium, technical writers are distinguished by their abilities to explain complex topics in a way that’s useful to their audience.

As a Technical Writer, you will be part of product development, managing a variety of interests while interacting with Engineers, Product Managers, UX, and localization. You will learn how they work and how they fit into the online ads ecosystem.

In this role, you will work proactively to create clear, detailed, lively educational content to help Google AdMob publishers reach their advertising goals. Our team has a growth mindset and is always looking for new ways to expand educational impact in the product.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $102,000-$150,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.


  • Manage the production, publication, and localization of high-quality help content. Distill complex technical concepts and procedures into clear, readable summaries.
  • Identify user needs, represent our users, and leverage use cases and metrics to focus priorities and develop documentation solutions.
  • Collaborate with Engineers, Product Experts, Trainers, UX designers, and UX writers to ensure accurate help content, deliver timely updates, and contribute clear learning paths for all types of users.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.

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Salary range USD $102k to $150k annual
Date posted 26th May 2024
Commitment Full-Time
Place of work Los Angeles, CA
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