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Principal Financial Services, Inc

Technical Writer

Principal Financial Services, Inc - Mason City, IA

Job Area: All Other

Business Area: Pension

Location: IA - Mason City;IA - Cedar Falls;IA - Des Moines

Career Category: Experienced Professional

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Date Posted: 2017-11-03

Its not what we do. Its who we are

At Principal®, every role supports a greater purposeto give real people an edge in planning and protecting their financial lives. And after more than 130 years of service, weve never had a more vibrant and dynamic global team united in our purpose.

Through community involvement, innovative financial solutions and dedication to career development, we make a difference in millions of lives every day, including our employees.


Do you enjoy writing and making technical information easier for users to understand?

Do you have strong attention to detail?

Are you someone who builds relationships easily with customers?

If you answered yes, then this might be the position for you!

Were looking for someone with excellent writing skills and the ability to:

Translate technical information into something non-technical audiences can easily follow and understand

Follow and apply style guidelines consistently

Apply online documentation standards

Adapt content to fit user needs through usability testing

Pay attention to detail and maintain a high degree of accuracy

Manage tasks and deadlines with little supervision

Communicate effectively with internal business partners


Skills required:

Bachelors degree or equivalent experience of 8 years required.

Degree in English, journalism, or technical writing preferred.

Successful candidates will have the following:

Basic PC skills with typing at 40 or more cwpm required.

Knowledge or experience with HTML, Information Mapping, and application of online documentation theory preferred.

Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

Must possess ability to maintain high degree of accuracy and pay strict attention to detail.

Strong analytical and organizational skills.

Knowledge of content management systems and Dreamweaver is preferred.

Visa Sponsorship

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.

Job Level

Will consider at the Technical Writer II level based on experience.


Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Principal Financial Services, Inc


Technical Writer Principal Financial Services, Inc - Mason City, IA, United States


Location: Mason City, IA

Company Profile:
The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) is a leading global financial company offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services. Our range of products and services includes retirement solutions, insurance, wellness programs, and investment and banking products through our diverse family of financial services companies and national network of financial professionals.