SVP, Medical Director

  • 375 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Walk the halls of SSW and you'll find a rather spirited and passionate group of people. It's a stimulating assembly of professionals—writers, managers, strategists, art directors, planners, analysts and developers.  

We believe the only way to move people to live healthier, happier lives is to create ideas that move them emotionally. Never powered by reason alone, people – whether they’re consumers, caregivers, doctors or payers – are motivated to take action by emotion. Only when people feel something will they be willing to do something.  

For decades, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness has provided consumer and professional marketing, strategic consulting and medical education to pharmaceutical and wellness brands. Today, we're dedicated to continuing that legacy by raising the bar and crafting award- winning work online, on-air, in print and in-office. Going beyond addressing simply the absence of illness, our vision is to inspire a healthier, happier world. Together, we strive to help brands thrive in today’s culture of wellbeing by leveraging the power of Wellness IntelligenceSM. 

Job Description

As an SVP Medical Director you would work with members of other departments within the company to ensure that our work (e.g., copy, illustrations, animation) is medically accurate and up-to-date. This individual is also responsible for helping to ensure that all content create for health professionals is tailored to the sophistication level and interests of the target audience. These responsibilities may, at times, overlap with those of various individuals; on some projects, an SVP of Science and Medicine may play the role of a writer, copy supervisor, or medical editor. 

In addition, a SVP of Science and Medicine will contribute to new business opportunities by conducting research relevant to the prospective client’s objectives, and by adding his/her insights to research reports prepared by others for this purpose. 

The SVP of Science and Medicine may be asked to educate client teams regarding a disease category or an aspect of science relevant to the client’s product, such as pharmacology, or the competitors in a given therapeutic category. 


  • Support new business development team 

  • Support account teams in expanding scope of work for existing clients 

  • Educate internal staff on medical topics relevant to client’s brands 

  • Direct writers in developing medical content and edit their work 

  • Direct creative and art directors to create accurate medical imagery/animation 

  • On occasion, write original copy. 

  • Recruitment and organization/coordination of advisory boards. 

  • Identify sources consistent with Heartbeat’s standards for referencing and citations. 

  • Ensure the medical integrity, topicality, and timeliness of the content for all projects on which he/she works. 

  • Help ensure compliance with Med/Legal processes 


  • Minimum of an advanced degree in healthcare (MD, DO, DDS, or PhD in a healthcare or science field) 

  • At least 10+ years of agency or pharmaceutical (or biotech, or device) industry experience 

  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical marketing principles, regulations, and practices. 

  • Writing and editorial experience 

  • Must be capable of working both independently and in a team environment. 

  • Must know how to use Microsoft Word; facility with Microsoft PowerPoint is preferred. 


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