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Senior Copywriter (OAK).

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About Cambridge BioMarketing

Cambridge BioMarketing is a one-of-a-kind, global healthcare marketing and communication agency located in Boston, MA and Oakland, CA. We work with clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, with a specialized focus on those with rare, orphan, and ultra-orphan market challenges.

As the only agency with passion for rare, we value people who think differently, are curious about science and technology, thrive on uncertainty and complexity, and are continually evolving their craft to deliver great work.

Cambridge BioMarketing is an Ashfield company, part of UDG Healthcare plc.

Position Overview

As the ideal candidate, you will have 5+ years’ experience primarily in pharmaceutical communications. Having developed both your clinical and creative skills over a broad range of therapeutic categories, you are an important role player in your shop. Your confidence, empathy, sense of humor and collaborative skills inspire those around you. Perhaps you’ve even won a few awards along the way. Now you’re looking for the next move to further responsibility in a positive environment where you can hone your abilities and actively drive agency success.

Our Oakland office has a small startup vibe, which calls for close collaboration and cultural fit with those in the office and strong communication skills when partnering with the east coast team. In working with a small team, there is tremendous opportunity for growth and exploration of disciplines that excite you. You thrive in this fast-paced environment, support your creative team by providing elegant copy solutions across a variety of projects, and work closely with internal teams to deliver best-in-class creative for our clients.

Your day-to-day

  • Take primary responsibility for copy on 1-3 major accounts, owning the various brand strategies and ensuring a steady stream of terrific marketing solutions and great creative work as a result
  • Concept and brainstorm with an art partner to create innovative, compelling, and strategically aligned brands and tactics
  • Quickly absorb scientific subject matter and synthesize concise, clear, and persuasive copy
  • Ensure all tactical executions are accurately written and supported with evidence (annotations)
  • Participate in ongoing new-business activities and pitch work
    Report to and work directly with Group Copy Supervisor

What we’re looking for

  • 5+ years of experience in medical advertising communications on a full range of tactics
  • An understanding of the drug development and commercialization process and FDA regulatory and medical guidelines
  • Must be flexible in writing style (eg, should have experience writing for both patient and professional audiences), problem-solving style (one wears many hats at a small agency), and working style (eg, independently and collaboratively)
  • Must bring an enthusiasm for collaborative team achievement and learning/growing from one’s peers
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret scientific data, staying attuned to details
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills
  • A portfolio showcasing client work, both print and digital
    Familiar with agency processes/tools/expectations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Comfort presenting to/liaising with clients
  • Preference given to those with knowledge of user experience (UX) principles and digital experience
  • Experience working against an established content strategy is a plus
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