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Technical Copywriter

Kelly Services
Fremont, CA 94536
We are an in-house, full-service branding and creative agency within one of the worlds largest life science companies. We are seeking a strong technical copywriter with an advanced life science background and an ability to translate and distill complex technical content into meaningful marketing copy.


+ Job title: Technical Copywriter

+ Location: Fremont, CA or REMOTE

+ Duration: 12 months

+ Rate: $50-55/hr.


**Description:**

The Technical Writer performs multichannel scientific writing, substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading/quality control of scientific and technical marketing communications, including white papers and application notes, handbooks, and product bulletins, as well as technical sales fliers and brochures. The Technical Writer also helps ensure the scientific and technical accuracy of content, and provides guidance and mentoring to both technical writers (and creative writers without a scientific background). This position handles technical writing for a high volume of these types of pieces under short timelines.


Please note: This position does NOT involve writing technical manuals, specification documents, or instructional materials.


Local candidates preferred, but we are open to considering remote work possibilities for qualified candidates from other areas of the country.


**Essential Functions:**

Develop, revise, and proofread scientific and technical content that meets the needs of the target audience, is accurate, clear, and concise, and follows relevant best practices and brand guidelines

Help ensure the scientific and technical accuracy of technical and marketing communications

Ensure proper usage of brand, voice, and style, as well as organization, grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation

Apply best practices in scientific/technical/ marketing writing to suggest and organize content, and, if appropriate, plan page layouts

Perform fact checking as needed

Serve as technical subject matter expert within the writing team (and The Agency)

Maintain awareness of customer and industry trends and other data affecting best practices for content, layout, and delivery

Excellent collaboration and customer service skills

Preference for and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Proactively identify and suggest improvements to processes and deliverables

Actively pursue professional development opportunities to stay current on best practices in scientific/technical/marketing communications

Work under minimal supervision with project teams or other internal customers to complete work

Assist in training new writing team members on various duties including, but not limited to, style and scientific nomenclature and accuracy

May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned


**Required Education:**

Requires a masters degree in the life sciences. PhD strongly preferred, as well as 2+ years of scientific writing experience.


**Experience/Requirements**

Generally requires at least two years of scientific writing experience

Proficient to thorough understanding of scientific and technical content

Exceptional copy editing and proofreading skills

Keen attention to detail, high regard for quality, and excellent written and verbal communication skills

Sophisticated knowledge of English usage (grammar, spelling, punctuation, language usage, audience sensitivity)

Effectively adapt structure, tone, and style to meet objectives, as well as apply house style guidelines

Ability to develop content that is accurate, clear, concise, and meets the needs of the target audience

Ability to work on multiple short- and long-term projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines

Strong relationship management, project management, and critical thinking skills

Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InCopy, and Microsoft Office Suite

Customer-centric and keenly aware of markets, trends, and competitors

Knowledge of the biotech industry and competitors

Familiarity with the CSE Manual of Scientific Style and format, and advanced knowledge of Chicago style


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)

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Posted: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-04

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