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Senior Medical Writer
Full-time - Barangaroo


Ogilvy CommonHealth is a leading healthcare agency that is looking for a senior editorial team member to join our growing team. If you are an experience Medical Writer with a PhD or Bachelor of Science, have more than 5 years medical writing experience and you are looking for a new exciting role let us know. Our team works across specialist and GP brands, across multiple therapy areas and we are looking to bolster our editorial team.  We are a creative business that collides ideas and scientific understanding to deliver results for our clients.


As a Senior Medical Writer you will be responsible for:

  • Objectively interpret and evaluate clinical and scientific literature/data.
  • Produce clear, scientifically accurate, grammatically correct and creative written work on a variety of therapeutic areas appropriate to the project brief, and as directed by the project leader.
  • Ensure written communication items are appropriate for the target audience, target publication medium and required design/creativity.
  • Review the work of writing staff to ensure quality, consistency and compliance with brand and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge across multiple therapy areas by reviewing current literature.
  • Have a thorough understanding and adhere to the current local codes and regulations relating to the marketing of pharmaceutical and other health-related products.
  • Be familiar with client brand plans, marketing objectives, key messages and other client preferences.
  • Take a proactive, lead role in the contribution of strategic solutions, creative ideas, concepts or suggestions to provide added value to projects.
  • Liaise with, and act as key resource for, clients with regards on specific projects and core accounts.
  • Take a lead role at on-site client meetings, educational events and other meetings as required – both local and abroad.
  • Contribute to the development of project plans and budgets in conjunction with the client service team.
  • Project manage discrete projects including taking client brief, briefing internal team, developing budget, monitoring timelines, liaising with client, tracking spend and final reconciliation.
  • Show clear understanding and experience across a broad spectrum of promotional and educational materials and initiatives.
  • Contribute to the development of new business opportunities, ventures and ideas to propose to both existing and new clients, which will benefit both clients and OCH.
  • Contribute strongly to new proposal development and participate in pitches for new business, where expertise is required.

The expertise you have, that we’ll build on:

  • Life science PhD or Bachelor of Science
  • 5 years medical writing experience – ideally within a healthcare communications agency
  • A track record of working with complex clients, information and brands across prescription medicine, OTC and wellness area.
  • Ability to add value to our clients from a strategic, editorial stand point whilst understanding the role of promotional messaging
  • A strong team player

If this sounds like you we would like to hear from you.

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