Senior Healthcare Copywriter

  • Television Centre, White City, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Full-time

Company Description

Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness is a creative agency operating in the health and wellness space. We work with people we believe in to make work the world can believe in, and we do this by combining the type of interrogative thinking you only find in a high science agency, with the type of brand magic you only find in a creative agency. It’s this unique point of difference that’s helped us achieve fame for both our clients and their brands in everything from aesthetics, supplements, and fertility, to endocrinology, dermatology, and oncology. And the cherry, if you’re looking for one, is that we’re part of Publicis Groupe. So working with us gets you access to all manner of interesting people with an almost limitless depth and breadth of skills and experience.

Job Description

We’re looking for someone who’s looking for something. Someone who’s not quite content with where they are and what they’ve got. Someone who spends their time dreaming, making, doing, building, creating. Someone with the intelligence to think, challenge, and push things into unexpected places, without pushing people into unpleasant places. We’re looking for someone who can produce work that looks, sounds, and feels like it’s been written by a writer, not monkeyed by a monkey. Someone who knows how to spin words into worlds that move people to act, to cry, to stop, to reconsider what they think they know about life. Someone who doesn’t believe rules are absolute or good enough is good enough. Someone who doesn’t really like advertising, but can’t help loving it just a little. We’re looking for someone special. Maybe that someone is you?

A Senior Healthcare Copywriter’s key responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Working in partnership with an Art Director to create innovative, channel-neutral ideas that answer the client's brief
  • Taking your knowledge and insight and turn them into ideas that engage the audiences for which the communication is targeted
  • Developing concepts to execute the ideas and present these both internally and externally until a preferred route is agreed between agency and client
  • Preparing copy platforms, draft outlines, and final copy for off and online content, accompanied by mandated supporting material or documentation i.e. marked-up references
  • Directing the execution of the creative work, supervising the work of creative partners such as voiceover artists and film makers to realise your creative vision
  • Working with cross-functional agency teams to ensure that work is produced on time and that all delivery deadlines are met
  • Signing off work at all stages of development, taking responsibility for accuracy, consistency, spelling, grammar, references and compliance with corporate guidelines and legal codes
  • In client meetings, taking ownership of all written elements, confidently participating in discussions relating to creative work, in particular when talking about the creative idea and the copy
  • Seeking to identify and progress creative opportunities to grow client and agency business


To be considered for the Senior Healthcare Copywriter role, we are looking for the following:

  • Strong copywriting experience gained from a healthcare communications agency
  • A good knowledge and appreciation of ethically accepted vocabulary, phrases and messaging in the pharmaceutical industry
  • An excellent understanding of the ABPI Code of Practice and other codes of practice that the pharmaceutical industry is legally bound to comply with and the ability to challenge them to the advantage of clients
  • The ability to communicate ideas at a conceptual level through roughs and layouts
  • A broad knowledge of the various media channels available to formulate the marcoms mix and an appreciation of writing for digital media (SEO; delivering a story effectively through digital media, etc.)
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