Technical Writer Co-op (Summer 2021 Term)

Waterloo, Ontario /
Research and Development – Product Management /
Our Mission is to impact people’s lives by uncovering the truth and empowering others to make a difference. We do this by equipping examiners and investigators with the best digital forensics tools available, so they can accomplish their mission: Fighting crime. Protecting company assets. Guarding national security.

Who are we?

We build software that automates the recovery of digital forensic evidence, helping thousands of forensics professionals around the world find, analyze, and report on the digital evidence from computers, smartphones, IoT devices and the cloud.

Our flagship software, Magnet AXIOM, has revolutionized the work of digital forensics investigators in law enforcement and government agencies, and has been essential in use cases involving child exploitation, murder, terrorism, and more.

The Technical Writer Co-op is responsible for creating and maintaining documentation for Magnet Forensics software products. Documentation is targeted towards a forensic investigator audience. As part of the Product Management team, the Technical Writer Co-op will work closely with various internal groups.


    • Update the Magnet AXIOM documentation set
    • Help build out team resources
    • Write and review UI strings
    • Build out knowledge base articles for external and internal audiences 


    • You are working toward a Bachelor's degree in Literature & Rhetoric, or Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communication
    • You have a basic understanding of topic-based writing (DITA)
    • You have excellent written communication skills and a strong attention to detail
    • You like working in a collaborative environment with smart, funny and interesting people
This job is funded through government programming that requires the student must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment in order to apply.

Magnet Forensics Inc. is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. It is Magnet Forensics policy to recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications, with emphasis on selecting the best-qualified person for the job. Magnet Forensics does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability or any other status or condition protected by applicable law.

Magnet Forensics encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Magnet Forensics has a great record of accommodating persons with disabilities. Contact our AODA contact at or 519-342-0195, if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.