Senior Healthcare Copywriter

04 Feb 2021
04 Mar 2021
Contract Types
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Job Functions

Our client, a successful and well-known health communications agency are on the look-out for a Senior Copywriter to join their team.


  • Work with other creatives to develop concepts and solutions that respond to a variety of client briefs
  • Take your knowledge, insights, ideas and turn them into relevant, engaging products

Brand/Market/Agency knowledge

  • You’ll build effective relationships with account and creative teams
  • You’ll manage and work independently, under tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects

Creative Abilities

  • You’ll produce original, intuitive, strategic and persuasive concepts
  • You’ll be able to create copy for all media types (print, digital, social et al.) from conception to completion
  • You’ll evaluate work without imposing your own style
  • You’ll have pride of “authorship” secondary to the success of the overall team effort
  • You’ll ensure quality and be able to approve work for client presentations

Communication Skills

  • You’ll present to, and converse with your clients about the agency perspective
  • You’ll persuasively present work to the inter-disciplinary team
  • You’ll be proactive and inform management of account statuses, problems, plans and meetings (You’ll involve senior management as necessary)

Strategic and Tactical Planning

  • You’ll be a strategic contributor and participate fully in the development of creative briefs and strategic and tactical plans
  • You’ll be alert to changes in the client’s marketplace, constantly evaluating work in light of the marketing situation

Interpersonal/Leadership Skills

  • You’ll make sound decisions in an expedient manner while upholding the highest standards for all agency work
  • You’ll uphold agency performance standards within all direct reports
  • You’ll support the strategic direction and the culture of the agency.

Financial Acumen

  • Complete your timesheets daily – and accurately
  • Establish brand priorities and contribute the overall agency goals
  • Maintain all archives and storage of files/documentation
  • Maintain suitable quality control levels within the team and wider agency

Business Development

  • Work with cross-functional agency teams to develop the creative content of proposals and pitches, taking a lead role in the development and delivery of the creative content
  • Whenever opportunities arise, engage with clients to maximise selling opportunities, championing the brand at all times
  • Seek to identify and progress creative opportunities to grow client and agency business
  • Build awareness of the agency by maximising opportunities to showcase creative work to existing and potential clients e.g. via the company website, award shows and industry press


  • Foster good relationships with all internal departments and cross-functional teams
  • Proactively support your manager by suggesting new ideas and questioning thinking where appropriate

Essential Skills and Experience:
You are an experienced copywriter who produces extraordinary thinking and craft of the highest level. You are an all-rounder, whose responsibility will be to proactively support a close-knit creative and account team.
Our writers are part of the team and need to be strong both strategically and with clients.  You will work alongside your creative, planning and account teams providing brand communications that are able to challenge the Health Industry norm. 
There is plenty of scope for growth as well as opportunities to mentor others.

  • You love considering the big creative solution to the client’s problem. You know how the idea and the copy comes together to create insightful, engaging and impactful work. 
  • You will be curious and adventurous and be determined to find the best solution.
  • You will be passionate about health and about your purpose about creating a difference.
  • You will be calm, diligent, honest, confident and fun.
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects/tasks without losing control and being resilient to normal everyday life of an agency.
  • You are able to learn from your mistakes and have the ability to collaborate and take constructive criticism – your work has the power to make a difference and we want to deliver the best we can.
  • Love what you do!


  • Proven experience of copywriting/design
  • A strong, varied portfolio demonstrating award-winning ideas, experiences, print and digital work
  • Proven experience in healthcare advertising
  • A strong conceptual portfolio
  • A solid understanding of medical science
  • Demonstrated exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience of managing and supervising other writers – advantageous but not essential
  • Able to write across a broad variety of materials in multiple styles
  • Knowledge of common regulations surrounding medical communications (ABPI) and the process of medical approval or willing to learn fast!

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