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The Royal Society of Chemistry is a professional body, a membership organisation and an international publisher with the goal of advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With close to 600 employees, based in Cambridge, London and internationally, we do this by publishing high quality chemistry journals, books and magazines, by engaging with our circa 54,000 members and by interacting with our community to raise the profile of chemistry and ensuring high quality standards within the chemical sciences. As a result the RSC is always changing and evolving to meet its customer, member and chemistry community's needs both for the present and future.

Position: Copywriter
Location: Cambridge (commutable from Alconbury, Bedford, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge North, Cherry Hinton, Chesterton, Ely, Fen Drayton, Fenstanton, Histon & Impington, Hitchin, Huntingdon, Longstanton, Milton, Newmarket, Northstowe, Oakington, Orchard-Park, Royston, Saffron Walden, Somersham, St Ives, St Neots, Stevenage, Swavesey, Waterbeach, Wyton and surrounding areas)

Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £27,733 - £30,814 per annum plus benefits
Benefits: Excellent contributory pension scheme, generous paid holidays, 35-hour (for full-time staff) working week, learning and career development, subsidised staff restaurant (Cambridge office), staff sports and social club, free private healthcare plan, income protection scheme, critical illness insurance, life assurance, free on-site parking (Cambridge office), season ticket, car / motor cycle and cycle to work schemes, membership subscription, employee assistance programme, eye-care at work scheme, wellness initiatives, flexible work environment, employee recognition, long service awards, membership subscription to professional body and RSC, two discounted staff flats on-site (Cambridge office), Litmus reward gateway benefits and more.

Closing Date: 10 May 2020

About the role:

Do you want to use your writing skills to make a positive difference in the world?

Are you inspired by the thought that you could help a global not-for-profit organisation use the chemical sciences to shape a better future?

Has a typo or inconsistency ever managed to get past your eagle eyes?

The Royal Society of Chemistry gives thousands of people the support and resources required to make vital advances in chemical knowledge. Through the various strands of our non-profit activities we develop, recognise and celebrate professional capabilities, and we bring people together to spark new ideas and new partnerships. We support teachers to inspire future generations of scientists, and we speak up to influence the people making decisions that affect us all.

We're looking for a talented writer to join our in-house Creative & Production team of designers, production support, multimedia experts and specialist copywriters. As one of our Copywriters, you will be creating campaign copy to attract and motivate a wide variety of audiences, including students and teachers, librarians and technicians, business leaders and award-winning researchers.

About you:

You'll need to be flexible, committed and creative. You'll need to enjoy working with and influencing a wide range of people. And (most importantly) your love of writing and language should sing out in everything you do.

If that sounds like you, then we'd love to hear from you.

Send us an application if:

- you can write clear, persuasive, concise and grammatically correct copy to meet a brief and engage specific audience groups
- you understand the importance of brand consistency, can apply this to your own work and encourage others to do the same
- you can work well both independently and with a group of creative specialists to agree, develop and deliver impactful campaign stories
- you can think about the difference tiny changes can make while keeping the big picture in mind
- you are keen to use your expertise to translate technical, scientific information into messages that appeal to a broad range of people

Scientific knowledge is useful if you have this in your background, but your skill with words is what we need above all.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply by our closing date and include an example of a successful piece of your promotional written work and your cover letter in your application.

You may have experience of the following: Copywriter, Copywriting, Content Officer, Content Executive, Social Media Executive, Social Media Officer, Marketing Executive, Marketing Officer, Marketing Assistant, etc...... click apply for full job details

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