2024 Technical Writer, Research Intern Job at Snapchat, Los Angeles, CA

  • Snapchat
  • Los Angeles, CA

Job Description

Snap Inc is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company's three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and it's AR glasses, Spectacles.

Snapchat is a camera and messaging app that connects people to their friends and the world. Every day around the globe, millions of people use Snapchat to communicate with friends, build relationships, play, and learn. No matter where you are or how you express yourself, it's always the fastest way to share a moment!

As a Technical Writer, Research Intern at Snap Research, you will support the organization's communication strategies by coordinating internal and external activities related to research programs. Your work includes creating and disseminating research findings and initiatives through various channels such as publications, websites, newsletters, and social media. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain experience in technology, research, and communications, while contributing to an innovative team.

What you'll do:
  • Invent new ways to convey complex information to a technical audience
  • Work with communications, product, engineering and marketing to generate content for a wide audience
  • Social Media Management: Develop and create engaging content and graphics for research-related social media channels to broaden our online presence.
  • Event Support: Organize and support virtual meetings and research events, including coordinating logistics and providing communication materials.
  • Internal Communications: Write web and email content for the company intranet to keep staff informed and engaged with ongoing research projects.
  • Copy Editing: Review and edit web pages and publication release pages to ensure clarity, accuracy, and consistency in all written communications.
  • Build a Strong Online Presence: Increase the organization's visibility by creating engaging content for social media channels, including LinkedIn, and others.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Ability to learn and understand technical material, grasp the essential parts of novel research work suitable for an external audience, and package them into engaging content.
  • Familiar with technical concepts like software engineering, and research in AI
  • Familiar with basic graphics design software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and similar software.
  • Self-directed and curious writer who works well with a variety of technologies and teams
  • Excellent operational, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work with both technical and non-technical teammates
  • Excellent writing and comprehension skills with English vocabulary, spelling and grammar

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled and pursuing an undergraduate degree, from an accredited college or university in the field of Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or other related field
  • Graduation date between December 2024 - Spring 2025
  • Experience with graphic design programs (such as InDesign, Canva, Photoshop, etc.)


In the United States, work locations are assigned a pay zone which determines the salary range for the position. The successful candidate's starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. Zone A (CA, WA, NYC), Zone B & Zone C: $25.00 Per hour

"Default Together" Policy at Snap: At Snap Inc. we believe that being together in person helps us build our culture faster, reinforce our values, and serve our community, customers and partners better through dynamic collaboration. To reflect this, we practice a "default together" approach and expect our team members to work in an office at least 80% of the time (an average of 4 days per week).

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don't be shy and contact us at accommodations-ext@snap.com.

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we've got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid parental leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap's long-term success!

Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.

Snap's Augmented Reality team invents the immersive (and fun!) camera experiences that are at the core of our products. From developing creative new Lens features for Snapchat, to supporting the continuous growth and evolution of Lens Studio (our platform for an ever-increasing community of AR creators), to designing the cutting-edge computer vision and machine learning technology that makes face transformation Lenses possible - we are working hard on our mission to bring AR to more people, places, and moments, every day.

We're looking for a Technical Writer to join Snap's AR Developer Experience to create educational resources that enable developers around the world to create innovative AR experiences with our Lens technology and developer tools.

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