Science and Engineering Writers

 High Touch Group
 June 08, 2021
 Remote

Are you a detail-oriented writer with a science background, or a scientist who loves to write? Are you able to communicate scientific, engineering, and other technical concepts clearly and error-free, to technical audiences? Do you get excited about science and technology innovation? 

High Touch Group is seeking multiple talented science and engineering writers with strong backgrounds in science to join our marketing team. The ideal candidates will have experience writing science or engineering content for web, print, and other media including (but not limited to) press releases, white papers, backgrounders, and marketing collateral. This person is a fast learner that can quickly synthesize complex science and technical concepts and communicate them accurately to industry professionals and the general public.

Specific backgrounds of interest include: diagnostics, medical devices, NGS, advanced manufacturing, composite materials, and cybersecurity.

This is a remote position. The ability to reliably work remotely and online, collaborate with a remote team, and submit written or edited work on time is a must.

Apply here: https://hightouchgroup.com/high-touch-group-application/

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Research, write, and edit high-quality, error-free scientific and engineering content as assigned. 

  2. Collaborate with the marketing team and clients to ensure that written materials are consistent with a company’s marketing strategy and adhere to company branding guidelines.

  3. Proofread and revise written materials produced by the marketing team to ensure that materials are accurate, grammatically correct, and comply with applicable style guides (AP & Chicago, for example).

  4. Maintain current knowledge of relevant science or technical information to inform writing. 

  5. Communicate complex science and technical concepts effectively with diverse audiences.

Required Skills and Experience:

  1. BS degree or higher in a science- or engineering-related field such as biology, chemistry, or biomedical engineering.

  2. A portfolio of past writing work.

  3. Interest and experience working in biotechnology, life sciences, or diagnostics and medical device development.

  4. Prior experience researching, writing, and editing scientific and technical information.

  5. Demonstrated ability to write for various media, including web, print, and marketing collateral.

  6. Excellent time management, organization, and communication skills.

  7. Must be an effective communicator who can listen to clients, give and receive creative direction, and collaborate with the broader team to produce timely and high quality work. 

  8. Comfortable with AP and Chicago style guides (or comfortable learning).

Desired Skills and Experience:

  1. Masters or Ph.D. degree in a science- or engineering-related field such as biology, chemistry, or biomedical engineering.

  2. 2+ years of experience in an editorial position preferred; in lieu of editorial experience, demonstrate your writing experience another way (other than journal articles and your thesis).

  3. Knowledge of marketing strategy and key concepts.

  4. Experience working with clients, or experience in customer service.

  5. Familiarity with the following software: Dropbox, Google Suite, Asana, and Slack

Note: If you think you are the right fit for this position but don’t meet all of the requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway.

High Touch Group is a US-owned global marketing agency that works with clients in the science, engineering, and technology fields. 

Apply here: https://hightouchgroup.com/high-touch-group-application/