Alto Marketing

Careers – Science Writer/Account Executive

Science Writer/Account Executive

B2B Marketing Agency


Type: Full time Location: Nr Southampton
Salary: Salary depending on BSc/PhD level and experience
Benefits: Benefits include: workplace pension; 25 days holiday; 1 day paid Charity Day; work from home flexibility; easy working environment
Keywords: Science Writer; Life Science; Molecular Biology; Genomics; PR; Marketing Agency; Technical Writing; Science Communications; PhD; Account Executive; Account Handler; Client Management


Alto Marketing is a growing full-service B2B marketing communications agency specialising in science and healthcare. We offer an exciting and friendly working environment in great surroundings.

The role

We are looking for a life scientist, most likely PhD-qualified; someone who loves to find out and write about cutting-edge products, technologies and applications. You’ll also take on responsibility for managing projects, working with account managers and others in the team which includes 5 x PhDs.   

Alto is a marketing agency, so we are not writing just for the sake of the science. Almost all our communications have a commercial objective – to raise awareness and ultimately help sell our clients’ products/services. These cover a range of scientific areas mainly in the life sciences and healthcare. So you must have an interest in all the sciences and be able to quickly understand the benefits of complex technical products and applications in, for example:

Account management

Developing great relationships with our clients and managing/prioritising concurrent projects, from taking briefs through to completion/delivery. Includes updating clients about the status of their projects and ensuring activities are completed on time.

 Science writing

A broad range of communications, which may involve researching technical topics and interviewing researchers/key opinion leaders about their work. Includes:

 Media relations

Liaison and relationship-building with our clients’ target media and pitching/placing articles.

PR Support

Distributing releases, reading magazines etc to record client coverage and compiling client press coverage reports.


Personal attributes:


More about us…

Our business has been built on our team’s enthusiasm and passion for what we do, coupled with in-depth knowledge and marketing skills. We have a client base of UK and international companies ranging from global corporations to start-ups for which we provide communications and marketing campaigns.


Start date             Q1 2020


Please explain why you’re right for the role in a covering letter with your CV and send to David at 

Or contact David now on 01489 557672

Our specialist sectors

  • “Always providing fresh ideas, Alto’s relationships with the media has gotten the IDT name out where it wouldn’t have been possible without them…and their service and response time is stellar.”

    Marketing Communications Manager, IDT Inc
  • “Alto has shown proven ability to provide high-quality work to demanding timelines with true enthusiasm. They are a pleasure to work with and are committed to understanding our needs and delivering results.”

    Director of Communications, Oxford Gene Technology
  • “They add value and are not afraid to suggest to us how we can improve our PR and other marketing activities. I have no hesitation in recommending them.”

    Sales and Marketing Director, Lab901 (now part of Agilent)
  • “My goodness they are a great resource for me. Professional, experienced and plain old good. Enthusiastic and happy customer of Alto Marketing.”

    Global Market Development Director, Advanced Cell Diagnostics Inc
  • “Alto Marketing is almost part of our company; an enthusiastic, innovative and industrious communications resource that has enabled us to reach out to our prospective clients, raise our profile and drive enquiries, worldwide.”

    Sales and Marketing Director, Innovnano
  • “Alto Marketing has a rarely encountered mix of skills and expertise in healthcare, and insights that deliver a high quality service.”

    Director – Sales and Marketing, Quest Diagnostics
  • “We’ve been really impressed with both the coverage they’ve helped us to secure, their excellent ideas, communication and the overall care they take with our brand. I would whole-heartedly recommend Alto to anybody looking for a PR partner in this industry.”

    Marketing Manager, Fluidic Analytics

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