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Scientific Writer

APCO Worldwide

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Scientific Writer role is to draft quality content for diverse sectors and verticals, ideally from a technical/ scientific background.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist various client teams in writing news releases, media invites, Q&As, speeches, features, bios and other communication material such as corporate/business presentations in PPT or other such software
  • Review, edit and rewrite all written material (to include traditional, digital, and social media content) as required by team members
  • Understand the requirements of various teams and convey the client’s key messages adequately and appropriately through effective use of language
  • Support teams by providing error-free media-worthy material
  • Consult and guide client-handling teams on matters related to media requests
  • Interact with team members and support them in building accurate communication measures
  • Efficiently manage deadline-oriented workflow of releases, invites and requests from various team members on a daily basis
  • Contribute to the development of new concepts, techniques or ideas at brainstorming sessions
  • Support the project manager in ensuring that resources are in place to cover delivery of all written deliverables

Requirements

  • Ideally, a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in English Literature/Journalism/Communications with 3-5 years of experience in communications, public relations or journalism, or equivalent work experience
  • Strong news sense and be well aware of global developments. A keen awareness of niche and emerging technologies is an advantage.
  • The role requires a high performing, achievement-oriented professional with a keen understanding of the dynamic media environment as well as suitable soft skills to seamlessly navigate a high-pressure client environment
  • Previous experience as a member of a corporate communications team preferred but not required
  • Excellent grammar, editing, writing and re-writing skills;
  • A wordsmith who can provide error-free editorial content that is media-ready
  • Ability to recognize the key messages of clients and offer effective ways to convey them to the relevant target audience
  • Keen interest in writing content for sectors including defence, aviation, cybersecurity
  • Capable of rapidly handling industry-specific research to add value to the editorial content and other communication materials for the teams
  • Completely thorough with local, regional and global current-affairs
  • Quick with computers especially skilled in MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Proficiency in English

ABOUT US
About APCO

APCO is a global advisory and advocacy firm helping leading corporations, foundations and governments navigate a complex world and create lasting impact.

Founded in 1984, with one woman’s vision and bold action, APCO has grown into an independent, majority women-owned firm of more than 1,200 employees with work spanning 80 markets around the world.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO is comprised of strategic advisers, consultants and creators, working together across borders and functions, to provide services and expertise on financial, competitive, political and societal issues.

APCO is a trusted partner to bold purpose-led leaders, lawmakers, government officials, NGOs, the media and other stakeholders in the health, energy, technology, transportation & infrastructure and food & consumer products sectors. For 40 years, the firm has provided public affairs, crisis & reputation, impact, corporate reputation and global solutions services.

APCO is renowned for its ability to champion clients’ interests and permission to operate, build their reputation and strengthen their standing. APCO’s integrated approach and team of tenacious and empathic talent create connections and winning strategies that accelerate progress and deepen impact.

By bringing diverse people and ideas together, and working beyond traditional boundaries, APCO builds the un/common ground upon which progress is made.

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