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PR Specialist

We're looking for like-minded PR experts to join our expanding team.

Our ambition over the coming years is to help bring 100 game-changing life science products to market to transform the world through the power of science. We’ll achieve this by working with some of the world’s most exciting companies, helping them to tell stories that educate, inform, entertain and inspire life science professionals across the globe in the pursuit of mutual growth and success.

We’re passionate about how science can improve the world around us. Ultimately, our work helps to ensure that companies, scientists and healthcare experts find and understand the technologies they need to drive discovery, cure disease, improve crop yields and make the world a better place.

It's our core values that make us unique and are key to our success. They work to unify our team and align our efforts to deliver our shared goals for the company and our clients.

Our core values are: Do the right thing Get stuff done Do a ridiculously good job Be a modest expert Live to learn Be an analytical thinker.

We’re one of the fastest-growing life science marketing agencies in the world and are looking for talented individuals to join our awesome team. Could this be you?

About the PR Specialist role at BioStrata

The role of PR Specialist will be to operate within the agency, working with account management teams across different client accounts as required. It is similar to the PR Account Manager and PR Account Director roles found in many other agencies. The main difference is that more of your time will be freed up to focus on delivering world-class PR programs, supported by an account team that will handle day-to-day project management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support our account teams and clients to develop effective, innovative and exciting PR strategies to meet their specific requirements and align to commercial objectives
  • Development of high quality, engaging and creative content, on-time and on-budget, in conjunction with our content team as appropriate
  • Implementation of plans and projects across PR-focused accounts
  • Proactively seek to build and maintain media relationships
  • Write press releases, news stories, articles, case studies and product pieces
  • Pitch press releases and feature ideas by phone or email to national, regional and trade journalists, across print, broadcast and online, to interest them in covering their clients’ stories
  • Respond to phone calls and emails from journalists
  • Arrange interviews and editorial meetings with key journalists for clients’ spokespeople - in person or over the phone - and facilitate these meetings where appropriate
  • Monitor media coverage and report results to the wider team and clients
  • Attend client events and industry conferences
  • Handle clients’ social media accounts such as their Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn page
  • Deliver analytics reports on social media, reporting on traffic, engagement and follower figures
  • Brainstorm fresh ideas for PR campaigns

What skills are required?

We are looking for someone who shares our values and believes in our mission that also has:

  • 5+ years of experience working in a PR agency
  • Previous experience working with clients that operate globally including creating, managing and executing PR programmes that deliver results
  • Experience with reviewing PR and project materials produced by the team (e.g. press release, articles, media pitches, metrics reports etc.), providing insightful QA and QC input
  • A positive, proactive attitude and someone who thrives on taking responsibility and accountability
  • A diverse and deep knowledge of the modern marketing mix, including demonstrable knowledge of how owned, earned, paid and social media can be leveraged across a wide range of digital and traditional channels to drive business results
  • A strong eye for effective creative work, as well as a keen eye for detail and a passion for the highest possible standards of work quality
A scientific background (e.g. BSc or PhD in a biology-related subject) is preferred but not essential.

If you don’t quite meet the specifications above but are passionate, smart, ambitious, willing to learn quickly and have proven marketing expertise honed working in a marketing agency, then we’d still like to hear from you, so please do apply here.

What's included in the package? 

  • Location: Our head office is in Cambridge, UK (but remote and hybrid options are also available)
  • Salary: Our salaries are very competitive based on salaries in the UK. We also offer a wide range of benefits and an attractive bonus scheme:
    • PR specialist salary band: £30k - £50k  (dependent on previous experience)

What other benefits are included in the package? 

At BioStrata, we are passionate about giving our people the power to pursue their dreams and follow their passions. We have committed to this through a range of investments, initiatives and innovations. These pioneering mechanisms will create an important backdrop to your overall package.

Our generous package includes:

  • A salary that we maintain above the industry average
  • 25 days holiday, plus additional days rewarded for long service
  • A generous annual bonus system
  • Hybrid working model enabling both home and office-based working
  • Contributions to employee pensions above the government standard rate
  • Protective insurances including life insurance, income and critical illness protections at no extra cost to you, giving you and your family that extra piece of mind
  • Paid days off to study and develop your knowledge
  • Optional paid time out of the office to volunteer
  • Personal and Professional aspiration goal setting - we want to help you achieve your personal and professional goals

Our team’s mental and physical health is very important to us and that’s why your package also includes:

  • Perkbox, delivering hundreds of great benefits, including an Employee Assistance Programme offering a wealth of support and information on topics from childcare to legal advice, mental health support, discount vouchers and more.
  • YuLife, an app for you to track your physical health, with challenges that unlock discounts in a variety of stores, including Amazon, Apple iTunes etc.
  • An in-house yoga teacher who holds weekly classes at our offices in Cambridge, UK
If all of the above sounds like the ideal opportunity for you, then please apply here.

The closing date for applications is 28th February 2022.

Learn more about us before applying

Want to learn more about what it is like to work at BioStrata before you apply? Then check out our updated careers page, which includes info on our mission, values, company benefits and more. You can also learn more about our teamcompany and clients.