Christchurch Branch Event – Recruiting Technical Communicators

Join your TechCommNZ colleagues for an evening with IT recruitment specialist Thomas Liberty. We'll be discussing technical communicator recruitment from the perspective of employers and job applicants.

Thomas will present the ' liquid workforce' as a precursor to a conversation about what makes a good TC, and what a TC does (without getting bogged down in industry-specific knowledge or examples). Are we more employable and useful as a repository of specialist knowledge, or as a collection of aptitudes and abilities? How do we remain relevant as technology continues to change faster and faster?

By working with us to clarify the general job requirements and responsibilities which a technical writer would normally fulfil, Thomas plans to compile:

  • a guide for companies seeking to employ a technical communicator, and
  • a Person Specification which matches aptitudes and capabilities against the responsibilities and explains why they are important.

We hope to share the results with TechCommNZ members. Come and be part of the conversation!

Where and when

Streamliners, 44 Braddon Street, Addington map

Tuesday 18 October. 5:30 pm networking. Meeting from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm.


The cost includes nibbles and drinks.

People who register via the website:

  • Members $11.50 incl GST.
  • Non-members $17.25 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

People who pay at the door:

  • Members 15.00 incl GST
  • Non-members $20.00 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

Note: Members = members of TechCommNZ and affiliated organisations: NZATD, TWIA, PRINZ

About the speaker

Thomas grew up in Christchurch, attending the University of Canterbury before moving overseas on an extended OE. He joined Randstad in Jan 2016, moving back home to Christchurch after working in the UK recruitment industry since 2013.

Thomas splits his time recruiting for the Christchurch Tech Sector, doing home renovation in preparation for a new baby, and enjoying a local craft beer!

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