• Competitive
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 23 Aug 17

Senior Technical Writer

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

The Role:
  • The Senior Editor is accountable for editing and writing learning and marketing materials, messaging, and in developing editorial best practices.
  • The role requires an ability to adopt different styles that conform to the delivery format, while balancing the tone of FSTC's brand.
  • The Senior Editor will produce materials that are well written, concise, and consistent in style, voice and tone for each project.
  • On an as needed basis, the Senior Editor will be required to QA course content that has been deployed/published on an LMS, or similar system, and report issues identified.
  • The role is highly collaborative, requiring the holder to consult with a variety of stakeholders to gather information that will inform and review the written works.
The Responsibilities:
  • Edit and write on a broad range of written materials including course content developed by subject matter experts, video scripts, case studies, marketing campaigns, research reports, and white papers geared towards FSTC's target audience.
  • Edit and write accurate, concise, and highly readable content for new and existing courses that is not overly technical or obscure; take highly technical information and transform it into well-designed and palatable content.
  • Localize and customize course content for different regions and clients, and test course content before as part of the implementation process.
  • Develop editorial standards for distribution across the department; provide leadership over the implementation of these standards.
  • Collaborate closely with subject matter experts, product and project managers, marketing staff, external consultants, senior managers, and production staff.
  • Maintain the style guide and develop style sheets to ensure consistency across the suite of products.
  • Communicate frequently and effectively with project stakeholders to ensure that goals and objectives are met.


Moody's Analytics, a division of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), is the world's leading provider of credit analysis and related tools, including quantitative credit risk models, credit analysis software, portfolio management analytics, economic research, financial data, pricing and valuation services, and specialized consulting services. Moody's Analytics also distributes investor-oriented research and data developed by Moody's Investors Service as part of its rating process, including in-depth research on major debt issuers, industry studies, and commentary on topical events. The Moody's Analytics Financial Services Training and Certification business in Canada operates as the Canadian Securities Institute, the leading provider in Canada of financial learning, credentials and certification.

Qualifications:
  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven years writing and editing experience, preferably working with financial, economic, or general business content.
  • A working knowledge of the financial services industry is required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential, as is a proven ability to manage multiple projects in a team environment.
  • Undergraduate degree in journalism, communications, or comparable credential.
Employment Experience:
  • Excellent writing, editing, analytical, and proofreading skills for print publication and the web.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp technical concepts and translate them into clear non-technical content.
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented.
  • Strong project and people management skills. Must be able to function as a leader, individual contributor, and collaborator.
Technical Skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Experience developing learning solutions is a plus.
  • Knowledge of web production and project management.
  • Experience writing for an international audience.
  • Experience using Adobe Dreamweaver and Acrobat.


Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody's also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email accommodations@moodys.com.. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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