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Associate Creative Director, Copy

Associate Creative Director, Copy                                                                       

The Associate Creative Director (ACD) of Copy will partner with the ACD of Art to lead the development of creative for several of the agency’s key accounts. Your primary responsibility will be to provide leadership and guidance for the copywriters within your assigned group. You will oversee the quality of the creative and writing, as well as the efficiency of the group’s operation. You will partner with senior account management to develop compelling, differentiating brand strategies that will drive impactful tactics and presentations. Frequent and meaningful client interactions, often requiring travel, are expected.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Partner with ACD/Art, to turn critical strategic analysis into viable creative concepts.  Demonstrate a level of creative sophistication that exceeds industry standards
  • Write effective promotional copy for assigned brands for a variety of formats and platforms 
  • Supervise and mentor group of copywriters
  • Review all creative work of group to ensure that it is on strategy, and review concepts before presentation, either internally and/or to client
  • Ensure project budgets and timelines are met
  • Be familiar with editorial process and OPDP requirements for promotional collateral
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of assigned therapeutic categories and regulatory requirements
  • Participate in strategic promotional planning for assigned brands
  • Present concepts and promotional materials both internally and to clients
  • Read and interpret clinical data
  • May assist in preparing for and participating in new business presentations

Desired Skills and Experience: 

  • Must possess standout presentation skills, demonstrating thorough understanding of subject matter.  Has the ability to persuade based on scientific acumen, a solid grasp of therapeutic category, the brand’s challenges, and the personalities involved
  • Strong mentoring and supervisory skills. Must be a good teacher
  • Must be able to multitask, working quickly and effectively under pressure
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to provide insightful and creative interpretation of product research
  • Ability to provide sound analysis of clinical data
  • Ability to conduct PubMed searches
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple assignments at one time

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS, with coursework emphasis in humanities, English, advertising, or science
  • 10+ years professional writing experience, specifically pharmaceutical advertising copywriting
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to produce digital and printed creative materials
  • Rare disease/specialty pharma category experience preferred

 

About Dudnyk

Independently owned for the past 25 years, Dudnyk is an award-winning, full-service healthcare advertising agency that specializes in creating insight-driven, authentic brand experiences that unite specialty physicians and their patients. They leverage strategic, scientific, and highly creative capabilities to serve clients in the biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. Dudnyk offers a unique culture, fosters individual career growth, and promotes collaboration among all disciplines.

A Best Places to Work winner for the past five years, Dudnyk offers our employees a comprehensive health and wellness program that includes three medical plan options, prescription coverage, dental and vision insurance, free life insurance, and free short-term & long-term disability coverage. Financial wellness benefits include a health savings account (with a company contribution), a 529 plan, and a 401(k) plan with a great company match. In addition to PTO and paid holidays, each employee gets two paid days per year to volunteer at a charitable organization of their choice. We also offer a fitness reimbursement benefit, tuition reimbursement, and a strong performance coaching program that guides you in fulfilling your career goals. Come learn more about us at www.dudnyk.com.

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