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Copywriter

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We’re a large, internal creative services team for a global biotech company in search of a strong copywriter/copy editor with an eagle eye for detail, a good sense of humor, and a will-do attitude. The team supports a large internal client base with needs ranging from ads to emails, brochures to flyers, billboards to web banners.

This position will handle both overflow copywriting/copy editing for a high volume of these types of pieces under short timelines, as well as creative concepting. It requires a Jack or Jill of all trades who can write quickly and well, isn’t afraid to distill at-times challenging scientific subject matter into compelling marketing copy, and can come up with clever headlines and messaging, as well as long-form editorial content.

This is a full-time, on-site position at our brand office in Carlsbad, CA. Approximately 60–70% of the workload will be copywriting/copy editing, with the remainder spent creating copy for creative concepts.

Skills:
• Strong copywriting/copy editing background and ability to deliver concise content that adheres to our brand style guidelines; ensures correct trademark usage, grammar, punctuation, etc.; and upholds a consistent approach across all marketing materials
• Ability to distill complex technical/scientific information into effective value-driven messaging
• Expert knowledge of Chicago style
• Preference for and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
• Excellent collaboration and customer service skills
• BS in English, journalism, marketing, advertising, or related field and 3–5 years of copywriting/copy editing experience
• Understanding of marketing best practices
• Exceptional attention to detail and high regard for quality
• Creative advertising agency experience a plus
• Science background required (biology, chemistry, pharma, healthcare, etc)

Education:
Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, marketing, or related field. Generally requires three to five years of copywriting/copy editing experience.

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