Head of Copy

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Updated: March 30, 2020
Location: London, ENG, United Kingdom
Job ID: 8433

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Overview

The core of this role will involve leading a team of creative and medical writers to create accurate and engaging copy for Syneos Health’s communications business, forming part of our integrated European commercial division.

The Head of Copy role will take overall responsibility for the output from the copy team and will lead the mentorship and development of copywriters.

Responsibilities

  • Managing and supporting a team of medical and creative writers
  • Mentoring and developing junior writers
  • Working closely with strategists and art directors to create concepts and ideas that are both creative and scientifically solid
  • Ensuring the writing team produces accurate and engaging copy in support of our clients’projects
  • Producing high level work on time, to budget and in line with the brief
  • Presenting work to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Quickly acclimatising to new and diverse therapy areas at short notice
  • Understanding brands and product types within the pharmaceutical industry across a broad range of therapeutic areas
  • Positively collaborating with colleagues and clients
  • Supporting other members of the team
  • Communicating issues to relevant colleagues in a timely and accurate fashion

Job Requirements

  • Extensive experience as a principal copywriter/head of copy in the healthcare communications industry
  • Strong scientific knowledge
  • Experience leading and developing teams
  • An undergraduate degree or higher within life sciences is highly desirable
  • Experience working within a fast-paced agency setting
  • Confident in presenting work to clients, clearly and effectively
  • Able to adapt style to new and diverse projects and product types

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