Senior Copywriter

Posted May 24

About the role

The Senior Copywriter creates compelling content that aligns with strategic communication objectives for multichannel-marketing campaigns. The Senior Copywriter is a creative, conceptual thinker who collaborates with the rest of the project team to ensure that the writing, design and technology we develop achieve the client’s communication objectives and are greater than the sum of their parts.

The Senior Copywriter for this role must have pharma advertising agency experience and at least some knowledge working with oncology therapeutics. They should be able to serve as a writing lead on projects across multiple brands and quickly learn new brands as they are added to our client roster. Being the writing lead means executing high-level creative, as well as managing the details of execution. While there will be projects on which she/he will have support from a Junior Copywriter, Clinical Research Associate or Copywriter, a Senior Copywriter must be adept at reviewing and executing on changes from the internal team, client, and medical-regulatory-legal reviews.

The Senior Copywriter primarily contributes marketing writing and content management to projects. When called upon, the Senior Copywriter participates in creative campaign concepting.

About Fishawack Health

Fishawack Health (FH) is a leading global commercialization partner for the biopharmaceutical, medical technology, and wellness industries.

The future of health is fast-paced and complex, demanding a different approach. Established in 2001, our 1,500+ healthcare experts combine their knowledge and expertise across our core disciplines — Medical; Marketing; Policy; Value, Evidence, and Access; and Consulting.

Working across the product and service lifecycle, together with our teammates in shared creative teams (Creative Studio, Editorial Services, Motion, Digital, Events, and Media) and Group Services, we engage our collective force to innovate and solve the complex healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.

We live and breathe our five values in everything we do: We are authentic. We act with integrity. We value difference. We play for the team. We enjoy the journey. At Fishawack Health, we imagine a healthier world and build the connections to make it happen.

What you’ll do

  • Writes primarily to the patient audience, but can also write to healthcare professionals, patients and sales representatives as needed
  • Experience in marketing for the healthcare industry, especially patient-facing pharma, is preferred
  • Collaborates productively with Designers, Production Writers, Associate Creative Directors, Developers, Project Managers and other members of the project team
  • Demonstrates careful attention to detail with proficiency in copyediting, references and proofreading
  • Adheres to brand style in both copy and design
  • Executes strong, engaging marketing writing that aligns with strategic inputs and is highly relevant to the audience
  • Is capable of presenting creative deliverables at internal and client meetings, as well as thoughtfully participating in creative and technology critiques
  • Contributes to creative concepting and treatment development for multichannel marketing campaigns
  • Communicates actively with the project team to keep deliverables on track and on schedule
  • Acts as guardian of content and the recorder of all copy changes throughout the creative process
  • Supports new business pursuits—organizing and contributing to presentations, writing and reviewing presentation decks, etc.
  • Understands and follows the company creative process
  • Works closely with the Clinical Research Associate to help annotate documents and maintain accurate reference citations
  • When resources allow, may direct and oversee a Production Writer in executing aspects (e.g., straightforward client changes, legal-review changes, etc.) of a given deliverable
  • Contributes to the establishment, enforcement and evolution of copywriting best practices at the organization
  • Writes to a variety of audiences, including healthcare professionals, patients and sales representatives

About you

  • Degree from a college or a university in English, journalism, communications or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience as a marketing Copywriter, rare disease highly preferred; Pharma advertising agency experience required with some oncology experience
  • Exhibits a high level of creative and problem-solving skills within the parameters of a highly regulated industry
  • Must have a digital portfolio that includes business-to-business pieces, interactive work, some long-form work and a creative concept brought to life across a campaign. A portfolio that includes pharmaceutical-marketing examples is preferred.
  • Experience collaborating with designers and developers to create responsively designed interactive work
  • Has demonstrable mastery of English-language style and mechanics
  • Demonstrates ability to analyze problems, anticipate consequences and eliminate obstacles to successfully complete projects
  • Experience in healthcare/pharma marketing required 

What we can offer

Fishawack Health aims to empower every employee to develop and thrive. We empower our team with the tools, skills, and support needed to think differently and to solve healthcare’s most complex challenges.

At the center of our people-led culture is our Career Experience team, whose mission is to provide every employee with a purpose-driven career. We also pride ourselves on our personalized learning approach to ensure you receive the training you need to help you grow within the company and take advantage of our global scale and scope.

We are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our organization to encourage diversity of thought, inclusive behavior, and innovative solutions. As part of our commitment to building a healthier world, every employee is also encouraged to participate in our community engagement efforts, which support a wide range of healthcare programs and wellbeing causes worldwide.

We have offices in 19 city hubs across North America, Europe, and Asia, geared toward collaborating, training, socializing, and coming together as a global organization while maintaining and fully supporting flexible working practices. Our compensation and benefits package is benchmarked across the industry. We offer a generous company pension/retirement plan, private medical insurance, comprehensive employee wellbeing initiatives, compelling time-off policy, plus many other excellent employee benefits.

Reasonable adjustments

Fishawack Health is an equal opportunities employer and place where everyone is welcome. We believe success lies in our differences and only by embracing these differences can we build a healthier world together. We strongly encourage people from minority backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know. In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc).

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