Creative Copywriter

2 weeks agoToronto, Canada


Culture @ Ogilvy Health



Why work

with us?

Join one of Canada’s best Pharmaceutical Advertising Agencies, growing rapidly and working hard to transform health communications in Canada.

Be part of a dynamic team of youthful yet seasoned professionals all enjoying an opportunity for career and personal growth.

Participate in sophisticated and groundbreaking professional, patient and direct-to-consumer (DTC) campaigns.

Work with Tier 1 Pharma Clients in both the Canadian and global markets.

Help maintain and build upon our excellent work environment.

Excellent work environment downtown. Working from home is possible until the office will reopen.




Functional Area:  







Role Summary:

A Creative Writer at Ogilvy Health is an integral part of the team. They are involved in a wide range of projects, including taking writing projects from inception to implementation, proofreading and quality assurance, mentoring, and some conceptual development both for existing and prospective clients.



The Opportunity:



An enviable challenge for a smart, ambitious, creative person.


This is a chance for the candidate to expand their knowledge and skills within a diverse team on Canadian and global brands, and to develop communications for patients, consumers, HCPs, and any other stakeholder in the multifaceted world of healthcare communications.



Next Level Opportunity (past this role):

As part of the Creative Writing Team, the candidate has the opportunity to shine with a proactive and solutions-oriented mindset.


This position leads to the role of Senior Creative Writer, whose main responsibilities also include more independent brand champion work, regular pitch team duties and input into brand strategy and tactics. 









Be a champion for assigned brands; fulfill creative copy needs and collaborate with Medical to achieve the projects’ communications objectives.

Articulate ideas in a manner that is comprehensible and engaging for the target audience.

Work with Art Directors at project inception to generate ideas.

Participate in conceptual development with senior creative team.

Provide rationales for creative concepts and present internally or to clients.



Daily Tasks:











Write copy for patient materials, promotional and unbranded tools, websites, social media campaigns, etc.

Attend project briefs, and work with the cross-functional team throughout the project duration.

Manage all creative copy updates for assigned projects.

Maintain document history and manage version control of documents by following the OH process.

Review and sign-off on pieces prior to release.

Participate in brainstorms and ideation sessions.

Serve as a peer reviewer during internal reviews.





Team player who is eager to collaborate.

Dynamic thinker with creative flair.

Solutions-oriented and resourceful.

Accountable, independent, and mindful of others.

Working knowledge of pharmaceutical process/requirements.

Meticulous – attention to detail is a must.

Avid listener, learner and contributor.





Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or relevant field.

. 3+ years experience as a copywriter, in an agency or similar environment.

Ability to craft straightforward copy that can be educational, inspirational, humorous, or formal.

Flexibility and adaptability of writing style and voice to be able to generate copy that resonates with the intended audience.

Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.




Ogilvy Canada employees are encouraged to bring their ideas, experiences and perspectives, gleaned from their varied backgrounds, to the workplace.  We strive to create an environment in which all employees can feel comfortable to contribute to their fullest potential without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Job ID: 81267746