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Senior Copywriter/Content Strategist

Mettawa, IL 60045

Posted: 11/29/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Content & Copywriting Job Number: 609513 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Title: Senior Copywriter/Content Strategist
Location: Mettawa, IL
Pay Rate: $40-$45/hr depending on experience 


Planet Interactive is seeking a Senior Copywriter/Content Strategist to join one of our well-known global pharmaceutical clients.

The Senior Copywriter/Content Strategist is part of a team of 45+ strategic and creative thinkers in an in-house marketing communications and events agency for a leading global biopharmaceutical company. The team (creative directors, designers, motion artists, writers, and account managers) supports internal and external communications across Corporate, R&D and Commercial pillars of the company – partnering with cross-functional stakeholders that represent over 30 brands across 80+ countries.

Senior Copywriter/Content Strategist Responsibilities:
  • Leverage big-picture thinking, storytelling, and research insights to develop and implement internal and external communication plans, campaigns, promotional materials, and meeting/event deliverables for teams across the entire enterprise. Items may include:
    • Themes and Tag lines
    • Video Scripts
    • Internal Awareness Campaigns
    • Disease State Awareness Campaigns
    • Product launch support
    • Leadership Messaging
    • Training Tactics
    • Team-Building Initiatives
    • Culture Change Initiatives
    • Award and Recognition Programs
    • Show scripting and speaker talking points
  • Build a good rapport with clients and nurture team relationships.
  • Collaborate with Creative Director, Designers, Account Team, and external vendor partners to conceptualize and execute materials that meet brand standards (Corporate brand, as well as individual product brands).
  • Determine a project’s direction (both conceptually and holistically) working with incomplete information and ambiguity.
  • Work with Traffic Manager, Creative Director and Account Team on development and clarification of project scope, timeline, and budget, and share accountability in delivering against project requirements and client expectations.
  • Communicate timely and accurate information as project progresses, meet deadlines, and execute quality standards.
  • Anticipate project needs and proactively provide expertise and innovative solutions to meet them.
  • Track time daily and meet established utilization numbers for this function.
Senior Copywriter/Content Strategist Qualifications:
  • Minimum Education: BA/BS in English, Journalism, or Communications.
  • Minimum Experience: 5-7 years of writing experience within a design firm, advertising agency, in-house corporate department and/or freelance business.
  • Portfolio: Must provide samples of work to be considered.
  • Proven talent and understanding of creative media to determine the best method to portray a creative concept.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office and awareness of trends in digital and print communications.
  • Excellent communication skills: Written, presentation and oral that persuade and gain understanding and alignment with others in a professional tone.
  • High degree of initiative to drive projects to completion in a fast-paced environment; ability to absorb and respond to constructive feedback and turn projects around quickly when off course.
  • Demonstrates a passion for creative thinking and the ability to clearly explain strategy and thought process.
  • Confidence under pressure, exercising good judgment as well as good interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work collaboratively within a team and provide clarity amid ambiguity.
  • Able to work under the guidance of a creative director, as well as independently (with minimal supervision) and directly with Account Teams.
  • Knowledge of regulations, standards and healthcare trends affecting pharmaceutical products and biotech. (nice-to-have)
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