Senior Writer

Job Locations UK-London
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 days ago(2/20/2024 1:07 PM)
Req #
2023-40358
# of Openings
1
Position Function Evergreen
Copy & Content

Overview

DDB Remedy  

 

 

 

 

Senior Writer

Reports To

Principal Writer/ACD

Position Summary

A core member of the brand team, the Senior Writer works closely with strategy and their client to produce engaging and medically accurate materials that reflect the brand’s tone of voice, strategy and positioning. You don’t just follow the brief – you go beyond it, looking for unexpected ways to make your brand memorable and increase connection with your audience. You will work closely with strategy and your clients to produce engaging and medically accurate materials that reflect the brand’s tone of voice, strategy and positioning. You will champion medical writing and take an active role in the development and management of more junior writers. You will take day-to-day responsibility for the copy output of your team, and know when to escalate to a more senior writer or your line manager. You will strive to deliver excellent creative solutions in collaboration with an Art partner.

Key Capabilities

Delivers copy to a high standard of medical accuracy

Always aims to deliver ‘unexpected work’ (UW) and seeks creative solutions to briefs

Always approachable

Ability to manage pressure and deadlines

Develops strong relationships

Keeps up-to-date on brand related scientific areas

Position Requirements

Creativity

  • Passionate about creativity and ideas in the broadest sense
  • Fosters an environment, internally and with the client, in which powerful ideas and great creative work can be sold and flourish
  • Demonstrates excellent creative judgment
  • Creatively thinks about the client’s business and demonstrates initiative to identify new business opportunities
  • Proactively learns about different types of creative awards, entry requirements and the judging process
  • Aims to create ‘award-worthy’, UW-driven ideas with an Art Director/Designer or other team member

Productivity

  • Is able to think through client’s business problems and identify or create solutions
  • Remains calm under pressure, does not pass stress on to co-workers
  • Is solution-orientated and focused on successful results; sees challenges as opportunities
  • Has strong time management skills and knows how to prioritise tasks efficiently
  • Has a high degree of accuracy and reliability

Relationships/Communication

  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with clients and agency counterparts
  • Regularly engages with the agency team, management, and client partners to ensure on-going communication of client needs and concerns
  • Integrates and optimizes all agency departments and resources and creates an inclusive and inspiring environment
  • Persuasive and inspiring presentation, negotiation and writing skills
  • Acts as an ambassador for DDB and its culture in and outside the Agency
  • Able to manage and motivate colleagues thoughtfully and successfully

Knowledge and Skills

  • Has a solid understanding of their client’s business, brands and category
  • Has an understanding of processes and tools (including proprietary DDB tools) that make the team more effective
  • Solid understanding of all integrated communication disciplines (direct, digital, etc.) and ability to recognise and implement accordingly
  • Motivated to always continue learning and sharing knowledge
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills both in preparing materials required and in delivery
  • Excellent writing skills

Qualifications and Skills

Essential:

  • Minimum degree level life science graduate
  • > 4 years’ agency experience as a writer
  • Can work to deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Can handle and act upon constructive feedback

Desirable:

  • Excellent understanding of relevant UK and International codes – eg ABPI
  • Excellent proof-reading skills
  • Confident presenter

 

 

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