Senior Writer

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London

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Hybrid

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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. They don’t just follow the brief – they go beyond it, looking for unexpected ways to make their brand memorable and to connect with their audience.

About the agency

What makes us different is that we do more than just generate great communications around health and well-being. We believe that our role is to change hearts, minds and behaviours so everyone can live a better life. And we live those values not just in the work we do for our clients but in the ethos we espouse within the agency. Of course, we work hard too.
We want to do ‘great stuff’; to win awards, to build our reputation and push our business onwards and upwards. We truly value everyone who works with us in this. We nurture a culture of creative expression and excellence; we are all can do people.
The day-to-day culture here is fast and focused on the creative output. Everyone gets their sleeves rolled up. Candidates need to be quick-minded, confident self-starters, who can spot opportunities to contribute and delight colleagues and clients.

Responsibilities

Key Capabilities:
Delivers copy to a high standard of medical accuracy
Always delivers ‘great stuff’
Always approachable
Ability to manage pressure and deadlines
Develops strong relationships K
eeps up-to-date on brand-related scientific areas

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 initiate to identify new business opportunities
• Seeks ways and offers solutions to improve agency processes and ways of working
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
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

What we offer

DDBR Benefits From day one:

• access to a contributory agency pension scheme
• 25 days holiday a year and additional discretionary leave over the Xmas period + your birthday off
• from joining critical illness cover
• from joining life assurance at 4 times annual salary
• many wellbeing benefits available at our office including access to a GP and physio

Following the probation period (three months):

• access to a Season Ticket Loan
• access to Bupa Dental insurance
• access to Health Shield cash health plan
• holiday buy-back
• hobby fund
• inclusion in the Agency discretionary bonus scheme

At DDB Remedy we have an underlying belief that our agency and specialist services should reflect the society in which we live. Be that Age, Disability, Education, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender identity, National Origin, Religion or Sexual Orientation.

Simply, we believe that Inclusion and Diversity makes for a more stimulating and inspiring working environment, where people are treated with respect and can be comfortable being themselves. Embracing these different approaches and thinking helps deliver tangible and positive results for our clients’ businesses.

So, if you need any adjustments to complete your application or attend an interview please let us know, and we’ll make it work for you.

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