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Posted: Fri Mar 15 2024

Senior Pharma Copywriter

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Direct Hire

Title: Senior Copywriter
Location: Philadelphia, Chicago, or NYC
Salary: upto $100k

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We are looking for a senior copywriter with pharma ad agency experience


Creative Abilities

  • Be comfortable working in a creative team to produce conceptual work and tactics
  • Create channel-, message- and tone-appropriate copy for all audiences and media types, from conception to completion
  • Find stories in business-speak and data and tell those stories in everyday language
  • Comfortably write copy of all lengths, from UX copy to single-line tweets to long-copy articles
  • Think in terms of ecosystems – multiplatform online journeys tied together by a central narrative

Medical/Healthcare knowledge

  • With support of medical colleagues from agency or client-side, interpret scientific and business content relating to a product or its competitor and translate this information into a branded campaign strategy or messaging
  • Shepherd and adapt content through client, medical, legal and regulatory reviews alongside your medical writing colleagues

Brand/Market/Agency knowledge

  • Build effective relationships with your agency teams
  • Manage and work independently, under tight deadlines and while juggling multiple projects concurrently. You will prioritise constantly, and in coordination with your team!
  • Master all nuances of your work and show an ability to think on your feet

Communication Skills

  • Engage with clients from marketing, medical and compliance backgrounds.
  • Proactively chase briefs and manage workflow to ensure you get the time you need to do your best work.  (You’ll involve senior management as necessary.)
  • Proactively inform management of account statuses, problems, plans and meetings (you’ll involve senior management when necessary)

Strategic and Tactical Planning

  • Have a voice and a viewpoint when involved in the development of creative briefs and strategic and tactical plans
  • Have a sense of the client’s marketplace, and be able to evaluate work for its suitability to address a business or communications need

Interpersonal/Leadership Skills

  • Facilitate communication across the teams to achieve the required end product for the client
  • Embrace the spirit of teamwork at all times- collaborating with the account team, the support team and the client


You should already have some experience of healthcare communications – with examples of work speaking to patients, HCPs and financial decision-makers. You should also have examples of creative and editorial writing from work or your own life – a blog, a podcast or journalism in other areas. Either way, you’ll show an ability to tell stories, playing with the malleability and impact of words to communicate with audiences from a range of backgrounds.

You are motivated by creating content that matters to people – giving them information they need to trigger action and change.

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