Science and Engineering Writers

contract
Fully Remote

Open to all applicants globally!

Are you a detail-oriented writer with a science, 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 technical backgrounds 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, preclinical research, 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Research, write, and edit high-quality, error-free scientific and engineering content as assigned. 
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant science or technical information to inform writing. 
  • Communicate complex science and technical concepts effectively with diverse audiences.
  • Stay up to date with in-house and client communication via project management tools (e.g., Asana, Slack), e-mail, text, etc.

Experience

Required Skills and Experience:

  • BS degree or higher in a science- or engineering-related field such as biology, chemistry, or biomedical engineering.
  • Interest and experience working in biotechnology, life sciences, or diagnostics and medical device development.
  • A portfolio of past writing work.
  • Prior experience researching, writing, and editing scientific and technical information.
  • Demonstrated ability to write for various media, including web, print, and marketing collateral.
  • Excellent time management, organization, and communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Comfortable with AP and Chicago style guides (or comfortable learning).

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Masters or Ph.D. degree in a science- or engineering-related field such as biology, chemistry, or biomedical engineering.
  • 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).
  • Knowledge of marketing strategy and key concepts.
  • Experience working with clients, or experience in customer service.
  • 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.

Salary and Perks

For contract positions, we pay competitive per-word rates.

For talent writers with the right backgrounds, we have a limited number of full-time positions. Full-time positions include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Remote, flexible work schedules
Tools
Slack
Dropbox
Google Drive
Wordpress

About High Touch Group

High Touch Group is a privately held consultancy that helps science, engineering, and technology clients market existing products and services, showcase their value, develop and launch new products, engage with investors, generate leads, and drive revenue.

High Touch Group is a privately held consultancy that helps science, engineering, and technology clients market existing products and services, showcase their value, develop and launch new products, engage with investors, generate leads, and drive revenue.

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