Medical Writer

London or home-based

At Brandcast Health, we help our clients create and share engaging promotional and educational content with the healthcare and patient communities. Our innovative programmes are designed to meet the needs of today’s busy healthcare professionals and patients, who need rapid access to informative, trustworthy and up-to-date online content.

Following a period of sustainable and robust growth, we are looking to expand our medical writing team and nurture a talented and motivated medical writer with up to 2–3 year’s experience. This position can be office-based*, mixed, or home-based**.

The ideal candidate would have the following attributes:

Essential

  • Life science degree (BSc or MSc)
  • At least 3 years of experience working in a medical communications agency
  • Experience in writing medical content for digital assets for brand and medical education teams
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to understand detailed medical and scientific information in various therapeutic areas
  • Knowledge of industry guidelines (i.e. ABPI)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Team player who can work to deadlines
  • A proactive attitude and willingness to learn and develop new skills

Desirable

  • PhD in life sciences
  • Experience in writing for the therapeutic areas of oncology or psychiatry
  • Experience in writing for digital assets, such as websites, apps, animations and other videos.
  • Experience in working in a fast-paced, agile environment, and managing own workload independently
  • Experience in the development of brand messaging and content strategy
  • Experience using Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Suite

Key role responsibilities include:

Scientific Knowledge and Understanding

  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant medical and scientific content (terminology, scientific/medical concepts, study designs, statistical concepts)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the therapeutic areas covered by allocated accounts
  • Interpret and explain clinical data from a variety of sources, including research documents, tables, figures, and listings
  • Perform literature research as needed to support projects or accounts

Writing

  • Gather, review and analyse pertinent resources to produce high-quality content assets with minimal support
  • Develop a wide range of content assets, including digital, print, and video with minimal support
  • Develop assets that meet internal and external needs
  • Develop assets that are appropriate for the intended audiences
  • Revise assets and facilitate issue resolution among team members to deliver assets with quality, speed, and value
  • Support the development of assets initiated by other teams (e.g. client services)
  • Revise and repurposes existing content with minimal support

Creativity

  • Deliver written / visual assets that tell a narrative, with minimal support
  • Employ creative writing skills to develop engaging scientific content, with minimal support
  • Employ creative skills to suggest visual ways to bring content to life, with minimal support

Medical Communications Strategy

  • Develop product and disease key messages with minimal support
  • Develop strategic plans, which include the implementation of key messages and scientific narrative across multiple assets and activities with support from Content Lead

Project/Time Management

  • Manage own time efficiently, and deliver assets within established timelines
  • Delegate work efficiently to other team members, including other non-editorial colleagues
  • Support Account Managers in the development of accurate budget estimates and timelines
  • Identify issues and implement solutions in a timely manner, and flag broader issues to Account Manager
  • Attend client and team meetings, when appropriate
  • Liaise with external contractors and suppliers, when required, providing a clear outline of requirements

Communication

  • Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills, internally and externally
  • Where appropriate, liaise with clients with clear written and oral communications

Mentoring / Line Management

  • Support the development of onboarding and training resources for the agency
  • Coach and mentor less experienced team members
  • Influence without authority
  • Provide constructive and positive feedback
  • Demonstrate good listening skills
  • Seek feedback from less experienced team members on coaching / mentoring skills

Leadership

  • Act professionally at all times
  • Build positive and productive relationships
  • Create solutions and influence their adoption
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and respect for different approaches

New Business

  • Flag any potential opportunities for organic business growth to Account Lead
  • Support Account Lead with the development of new business proposals, as required
  • Attend new business pitches, as required

If you are interested, send us an email with your CV and cover letter to careers@brandcasthealth.com.

* Based on Government guidelines, our entire team is currently working from home.
** For full home-based positions, we may ask you to occasionally attend in-person meetings and visit the office at least once a month.

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