Alto Marketing

Science Writer/Account Manager (Marketing Communications)

Science Writer/Account Manager (Marketing Communications)

B2B Marketing Agency

Type: Full time Location: Home-based/remote.
(Office is near Southampton)
Salary: Dependent on background 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 Manager; Account Handler; Client Management

Now in our 19th year, Alto is a well-established life science and healthcare B2B marketing communications agency, surviving and prospering through economic crashes and pandemics! Our client base of UK and international companies ranges from global corporations to start-ups and many have been working with us for a long time – some for over 15 years. That’s because we’re good at what we do, we’re enthusiastic, have in-depth scientific knowledge, great writing and marketing skills, and provide an excellent client service. What’s not to like?!

The role

We are looking for a PhD-qualified life scientist* who can write really well, liaise with clients, media, suppliers, and work closely with others in the team. We’re replacing someone who is leaving us after 4½ years, so our ideal candidate has great (life) science knowledge, a sound commercial understanding, a customer-focused approach, and can take responsibility for managing projects from day one. Similar experience in scientific marketing is therefore preferable, but not essential for someone with the right approach.

*possibly BSc/MSc if the candidate has thorough understanding of the scientific areas below and is already a great writer.

Our clients’ products/services cover a range of scientific areas mainly in 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:

Science writing

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

Account management

Managing and prioritising concurrent projects in integrated content marketing programmes for a number of clients, ensuring activities are completed on time, on budget and on brief. Requires the ability to build excellent client and media relationships. Over time, we would expect this person to be able to develop proposals/presentations for marketing communications programmes, covering messaging, strategy and tactics.

Media relations

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

The COVID-19 crisis means we have had to work from home…and the good news is…it works. So, this is predominantly a home-based role. That said, when safety permits, we would like to meet in person and work together from time to time, so there would be occasional or regular trips to the office (we are flexible and the frequency would depend on where the successful candidate lives).


 Personal attributes:


Start date               asap

Please send a covering email explaining why you’re right for the role, your CV and ideally some examples of similar writing projects to:

Our specialist sectors

  • “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
  • “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
  • “It has been a pleasure to work with Alto’s digital marketing experts over the last 4 years. Their knowledge and expertise of how Google Ads can best be utilised by Life Science companies has really helped us develop the quantity, and more importantly the quality, of our Google Ads leads.”

    Digital Marketing Manager, Oxford Gene Technology
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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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