Agilent Technologies, Inc. Science Writer/Editor (m/f) in Waldbronn, Germany


Agilent Technologies – we stand for high-tech and laboratory expertise around the world. As a worldwide company based in Santa Clara (California/USA), in the heart of Silicon Valley, we offer instruments, software, services and supplies for the entire workflow in the analytical laboratory. Our solutions and products are used among other things for the development of new drugs, for food testing, in cancer research and in doping control. We inspire discoveries that advance the quality of life. At our German headquarters in Waldbronn we develop, produce and market leading comprehensive analytic solutions. Along with our sales offices in Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Ratingen, there is a staff of about 1,000 in Germany.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a Science Writer/Editor (m/f) to join Agilent's Writing Center of Excellence within the Global Content team to undertake a variety of customer-focused writing or editing assignments. This position requires a passion for writing marketing content which is compelling, searchable, technically accurate, and easy to read and translate. Writing is required to be "Global English". Excellent written, grammatical and verbal communication skills are required, with a strong attention to detail. A scientific education or deep interest in science and analytical techniques is essential.

Writing and editing assignments include web copy, brochures, flyers, promotional emails and application notes. Writing for digital content includes a strong focus on writing for search/SEO. Writing and/or editing will be required for all product lines, including analytical instrumentation, consumables, software and service. Also, writing support is required for solutions for key application areas, including food, pharma, environmental, materials and energy and chemicals.

The writer will be required to conduct background reading/research, attend intake meetings and liaise with technical colleagues prior to and during and copywriting. Content development resources include Agilent's Writing Style Guide, the Chicago Manual of Style and the Acrolinx content authoring platform.


Your qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Masters degree, or equivalent

  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills

  • Ability to create effective marketing messaging

  • Good theoretical or practical understanding of analytical techniques (especially chromatography, mass spectrometry and spectroscopy)

  • Well-developed project management and organizational skills

  • Ability to learn quickly

  • Strong initiative

  • Understanding of copyright and trademark regulations

  • Experience of MS Office and Adobe Acrobat/Creative Cloud applications would be helpful

We offer:

  • Company pension scheme

  • Work-Life-Balance programs

  • Career development opportunities

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Date Posted: 20/Oct/17

Requisition: 2073551

Job Title: Science Writer/Editor (m/f)

Business: Agilent CrossLab Group

Job Category: Marketing

Job Sub-Category: Technical Writer

Region: Europe

Country or Area: Germany

State/Province: Baden Württemberg

Town/City: Waldbronn

Shift: Day Job

Job Type: Graduates

Schedule: Full-time

Travel Required: No

Duration (Temp Positions Only): Not applicable

HR Country Location: Germany

HR Town/City Location: Waldbronn