Do you like words and science? Will you laugh at our jokes? If you’re nodding your head, you may be a fit for our first-ever science writing/content marketing internship!
Content marketing is a fancy term for a writer who also thinks through the strategy of what materials should be developed and how it will be found/distributed. We can teach you all of that – provided you have a passion for science/biotech/healthcare and expertise in writing and communications.
What you’ll be up to:
This is a paid internship with an initial engagement period of three months. We’ll have 30-/60-/90-day check-in meetings to monitor your progress. Day-to-day, you’ll be:
- Working from home (for now) with an internet connection. We do a lot of video calls, so you’ll still be absorbed into our CG Life family and culture
- Reporting to the Director of Content and her awesome content teammates, who are just fantastic. What a privilege!
- Supporting the agency with research, management, and writing – everything from long-form whitepapers to mid-sized blog posts to short-form social media content
- Learning about the life science/healthcare industry and content marketing theory and practice – including search engine optimization
It’s your responsibility to be responsive and responsible and to:
- Enthusiastically embrace a range of tasks and requests
- Manage your own time, budgets, and deadlines
- Work to understand complex scientific topics and the business behind science and healthcare
- Develop and coordinate reports, agendas, meeting recaps, and other materials
- Jump into our own agency marketing, helping promote CG Life through blog posts, newsletters, social media, and more
- Seek guidance and learning opportunities within the content team and the wider agency
- Attend department and company meetings
- Track your time on a daily and weekly basis
- Have fun. We love what we do and, hopefully, that’s contagious!
Ideally, you will have a degree in communications or a science-related field – but we understand that not everyone made good career choices at college. What really matters is that you want to pursue this career long-term. You should also possess:
- Flexibility: Every day here is different and there’s often no template for what we need to get done
- Great oral and written communications skills
- Attention to detail and consistency in whatever you do
- Ability to work in varying project cycles with overlapping deadlines when needed
- Not flustered by change; can adapt to strategies on the fly
- Impeccable spelling and grammar; an understanding of AP-style preferred
- Excellent research, organizational, and learning skills
- High comprehension of Word, Excel, and Google Docs
- A positive disposition
If this sounds like you, send your resume to email@example.com along with a cover letter outlining why you would rock this position. If we’re picking up what you’re putting down, we’ll reach out and likely ask you for a writing sample (an original ~500-word blog post).
We look forward to hearing from you!