Head of B2B Science Content – UK only, remote working – Closing date 28th March 2023

First Create the Media is one of the fastest growing life sciences communications agencies in the UK with a rising reputation thanks to our multi-award-winning team, which includes some of the best science communicators in Britain. 2023 is a big year for us as we expand our team to handle our rapidly growing client list.  We have a well-deserved reputation as one of the few comms agencies that really gets the science and can turn it into high-quality, engaging content for the audiences that matter.

We’re looking for a talented expert life sciences writer and editor with experience in client-focused science-led content creation to take the lead in delivering high quality communications and content for a diverse international client base. If you love getting stuck into cutting-edge science and technologies across a range of life sciences topics, constructing compelling stories and wrangling words that get the message across, then we want to hear from you!

You’ll be joining our friendly, supportive and enthusiastic team to help provide the writing and editorial expertise we need as we grow to the next level in our agency journey. This is a career-making opportunity to take a key role in a company that is still in the early stages of its journey, maintaining our reputation for deep understanding and high quality as we grow the business. 

Delivering a high quality service that delights our clients is at the heart of what we do. Here’s what some of them have to say about it…

  • “Great active communication, really know the science and great writers!” Biotech startup
  • “First Create The Media is always highly efficient and the quality of the content is outstanding. Their ability to translate complex science into creative stories with impactful messages consistently generates high reach and engagement for our scientific marketing content.” Contract research organisation
  • “The scientific knowledge is at an extremely high level as is the standard of writing, and the process is enjoyable and fun.” Scientific services provider
  • “Quality of writing is just exceptional.” Partner agency
  • “Working with you was excellent – you are efficient, knowledgeable, realistic and fun.” Learned Society
  • “Kat and team are some of the best in the business at taking complicated science and turning it into easily digestible science comms.” Healthtech app

Here’s the lowdown:

Location: Home-based working, attending in-person team meetings in the UK approx. once per quarter

Line Manager: Chief Creative Officer, Kat Arney

Hours: 4 or 5 days per week, depending on your preference (flexible or specified days if part-time, also depending on your preference)

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 FTE  (or pro rata equivalent if part time) plus monthly home-working allowance and bonuses based on exceeding our company financial goals 

Contract: Permanent contract with 3 months probation

Holiday entitlement: 23 days per year, plus English bank holidays, for full time employees or the pro rata equivalent if part time. 

UK Residency: You must have the right to live and work in the UK and be considered resident in the UK for tax purposes to take up this role. As a fully remote employer, we offer our team the opportunity to work while travelling abroad for limited periods of time as long as their permanent residence remains in the UK. Please ask if you would like to see our Travelling While Working policy.

Equal opportunities: We believe in the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion, and are an equal opportunities employer. We are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable. If you’d like to see our Equal Opportunities policy, please let us know.

**Find out more about what we’re looking for in the detailed role profile (pdf).**

How to apply

If you’d like to play a key role in keeping feedback like that pouring in, please send your CV and cover letter as a single combined document, along with two examples of your B2B life sciences content writing (either as a publicly-accessible link or a pdf)  to by Tuesday 28th March at Midnight. 

If you’d like to have an initial chat about the role with Kat, our Chief Creative Officer and line manager for this role, then please use this link to book in time to talk before the application closing date. Formal interviews with selected applicants will take place w/c 10th April, following which those being considered for the position will be invited to less formal discussions with other key staff members the following week.