Science Content Editor and Writer

Organization
BioStrata Ltd
Job Location
Compass House,
Chivers Way, Vision Park
Histon
Cambridgeshire
CB24 9AD
United Kingdom
Salary
£35,000 – £45,000 depending on previous experience and qualifications + Bonus scheme
Benefits
  • Competitive salary, dependent on skills and experience
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Access to employee perks scheme
  • An exciting and friendly workplace that nurtures and develops the skills of everyone involved
  • Access to learning materials
  • Support to progress your development
  • Team days/nights out
  • Pension scheme
Job Description

Are you a proven science writer with experience reviewing and editing the work of others? Are you passionate about telling scientific stories showcasing how technology can improve research, medicine and processes across a wide range of life science sectors? If so, then BioStrata could be the place for you.

We’re a fast-paced, international marketing agency looking for a new Science Content Editor keen to bring their scientific knowledge, creativity, writing skills and energy to our growing team.

This full-time role is perfect for someone looking to use their existing writing and scientific knowledge to produce exceptional content for clients, while also working with other writers in our team to help them hone their skills.

The role’s responsibilities include:

  • Writing blog posts, eBooks, whitepapers, social posts, application notes, case studies, promotional email copy, web copy, landing page copy etc. for our clients
  • Interviewing client specialists, thought leaders and customers to drive content production
  • Storyboarding and copywriting infographics
  • Reviewing and editing the work of other science writers, checking for effective story structure, clarity, grammar, style and delivery against the project brief
  • Coaching other writers to help them improve in these areas through constructive feedback and training
  • Working as part of our internal inbound marketing team to troubleshoot and optimise our service delivery model, while also breaking new ground and driving innovation within the agency
Requirements

The ideal candidate would have the following skills and experience, which they would be able to demonstrate through examples and at interview stage:

This role would suit someone who loves immersing themselves in a topic and writing for most of their day (although there is typically time each week allocated to working and brainstorming with the client account teams as part of briefing sessions). It would also appeal to someone who loves learning new things, craves variety (we write about many different scientific topics) and enjoys pushing themselves to develop outside of their comfort zone.

  • A PhD in chemistry or biology (and experience working at the lab bench in academia or industry)
  • At least 5 years of experience creating marketing-related content for life science companies in a range of formats (including blog posts, eBooks, whitepapers, social posts etc., as outlined above)
  • Previous experience reviewing and editing the work of other science writers
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely, as well as translate complex scientific ideas into compelling stories
  • Experience writing content with SEO in mind
  • A flair for creative writing (e.g. creating compelling, engaging social media posts and email copy)
  • Exceptional written and spoken English, including excellent grammar
  • A keen eye for detail
  • A “get stuff done” mindset and an unrelenting desire to do ridiculously good work
  • A passion for learning and be a proven problem-solver
  • A desire to be a strong team player and a coaching mindset when it comes to working with other science writers in the team
  • Excellent organisational, time-management and problem-solving skills
  • An understanding of the inbound marketing process and how to create content targeting different buyer personas along the varying stages of their buying journey would be an advantage (but is not required)
How to Apply

Please email your current CV and cover letter for consideration to office@biostratamarketing.com 

About Our Organization

The team at BioStrata combines the worlds of science and marketing communications to open eyes, change perceptions and support the growth and development of the life science community. Ultimately, the work we do ensures that companies, scientists and healthcare experts find and understand the technologies they need to facilitate discovery and improve the world around us. We do that by telling application- and value-driven stories that aim to educate, inform, entertain and inspire life science professionals across the globe. To learn more about what it’s like to be a science writer at BioStrata, check out this blog post.

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