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  • Kitchener, Ontario
  • Temporary
  • Customer Engagement

Technical Writer (12 Month Contract)

  • Reference #: 3630048

The Knowledge Specialist is responsible for various roles, all focusing on delivering timely, accurate, helpful, and localized content to our customers.

D2L is a cloud company that is modernizing education and building the Future of Work. The old models of teaching and learning are in the midst of the largest transformation in history, and D2L is at the heart of that fundamental shift. 

New models of teaching and learning enable a personalized, student-centric experience – and deliver improved retention, engagement, satisfaction, and results for learners of all ages – in schools, campuses, and companies.

D2L is disrupting the way the world learns, by providing the next generation learning environment and solutions to engage and inspire learners. And most importantly, by giving customers a platform that is easy, flexible, and smart. No other company provides a solution as robust and innovative as D2L.

D2L’s has had a singular mission for 20 years and is dedicated to that same mission in the years ahead: to transform the way the world learns – and by doing so, we will help improve human potential globally.


The Knowledge Specialist is responsible for various roles, all focusing on delivering timely, accurate, and helpful content to our customers. This role will focus primarily on the creation, design, and delivery of customer facing materials that are delivered through Brightspace Community and our online help portal to D2L’s global client base. In addition to content creation, the Knowledge Specialist will partner across multiple D2L teams, as well as strategic partners, to build scalable processes to ensure the Brightspace LMS and Community are easily navigated and offer best in class experiences. A successful Knowledge Specialist must have strong technical writing, inter-personal, project management, and process implementation skills.


  • Monitor and maintain publishing queues to edit, coach, and publish content created by D2L colleagues
  • Work within the Knowledge Team to create documentation, video, and help content that aligns with customer needs and D2L’s release cycle
  • Partner with the Community Team by answering customer questions, building reports, and improving user experience through customer focused learning sessions
  • Act as liaison with individual contributors across D2L (Training, CSM, LCS, etc.) to identify and create new content, focused on first use experiences and task-centered solutions
  • Work within the Twitter team to provide coverage during business hours for the Brightspace Help Twitter initiative


  • Experience working as part of large-scale project teams, working with multiple stakeholders to drive completion of new and existing initiatives
  • Experience with video production software (Articulate), HTML, Salesforce, MadCap Flare are all assets
  • Experience in technical writing and editing (FAQs, customer-facing and internal documentation, etc.)
  • Ability to engage with customers, both through written responses and as part of client interviews
  • Strong organizational and tracking skills
  • Super bonus points if you’re bilingual
  • Super extra bonus points if you’ve worked with or are certified in the KCS methodology

Education Requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent

Why we’re awesome…

Key reasons you should apply:

  • Supported to do the best work of your life
  • Mission to transform the way the world learns
  • #1 company in North America for Candidate Experience (beating out all the other companies you know). Plus, we have an amazing company that keeps winning awards for Most Admired Company Culture, Best Managed, Best Company for Young People, and so many others.

Plus, we also offer:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Two paid volunteer days
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Collaborative work environment
  • Healthy snacks
  • Gym on site
  • Various committees including Environmental Advisory Committee and Social Committee
  • And lots of other great benefits

Thanks for reading the full job profile – hope you are now ready to apply!  We are excited to meet you.


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