Job Openings Principal Medical Copywriter

About the job Principal Medical Copywriter

Ogilvy Health – one of the largest global networks in healthcare communications – provides strategic, integrated communication solutions for our clients, including many of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device industries. In the UK, we operate under the name Ogilvy Health UK and comprise over 170 healthcare communication specialists across medical education, medical communications, advertising, digital, public relations, and market access.

In medical education, our approach is founded on expertise that combines biomedical science, learning theory and behaviour change to create impactful medical and professional education. We’re ‘Scientifically Grounded, Creatively Driven’.


What we can offer:

A fantastic place to build a career in contemporary advertising, digital and communications. We believe in the power of brands and science to open minds to better health. We exist to use creativity, storytelling and an understanding of human behaviour to help improve the lives of patients living with disease, and with the healthcare professionals helping to treat them. Making a difference is what keeps us motivated, and we’re looking for people to join us on this journey!

We have world class training programmes to support you throughout your career, from joining as a recent graduate through to leadership level. We have access to some of the best talent within WPP, the world’s largest agency network, a fabulous collection of the best and brightest minds in research, behavioural sciences, technology and media. You’ll get to collaborate with our technology partners IBM and Apple and academic powerhouses like Central St Martins and Loughborough University. You’ll work on accounts with some of the biggest names in healthcare on some of the most interesting brands.


The Role 

This role requires an excellent understanding of promotional medical communications strategy, with the ability to craft and deliver campaigns and materials based on scientific and strategic understanding, and an interpretation of product attributes and data. 

A key part of this role is ensuring the scientific integrity and editorial quality of content developed across a number of accounts and disciplines (i.e. medical education, brand promotion) through setting the standard for the internal team and mentoring and coaching of editorial team members to achieve this. We are an integrated agency and a successful candidate must share our passion for offering solutions beyond the traditional.


Minimum requirements:

• Senior Medical Writer with strong experience writing promotional content e.g. sales aids

• Senior Copywriter with strong experience in the medical arena

• Experience within a medical education/medical communications agency 


Best case scenario: 

• Keen understanding of promotional medical communications strategy, including integration of market and competitor insights into positioning, messaging and, ultimately, content development 

• Willingness to work across project stages from strategy through to material development and review 

• High attention to detail and ability to adapt to client’s compliance needs 

• Ability to work across multi-disciplinary client teams during material development, including marketing, medical and legal 

• Ability to coordinate and motivate junior writers to ensure projects delivered in an accurate and timely manner