30+ days ago



To find out more about CDM London and this vacancy, you can check out: CDM London Recruitment Site




Bankside 3, Southwark Street, London (will be remote initially)




As part of one of the world’s most admired healthcare advertising agencies, CDM London brings people, brands, ideas and innovation together to change real lives in extraordinary ways.  Situated on the 8th floor of Omnicom’s Bankside HQ, CDM London has become one of the fastest growing agencies in London, consistently building strong client relationships to produce great work, resulting in a burgeoning creative reputation and a flourishing and growing business.


At CDM London we live and breathe by our values Substance, Style, Conviction and Grace.  We understand medicine, know the data but strive to bring creativity to everything we do.  We’re not afraid to stand by our point of view, and understand how we communicate is key. And we care deeply about our work and the people we work with. 


By challenging ourselves to incorporate these values into our day-to-day work, it creates a ‘lifechanging’ experience for our people, our clients and for patients.


Our commitment:


CDM London is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate individuality and diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment and a sense of belonging for all employees. 


For us, inclusivity and diversity aren’t “nice-to-have” – they’re central to our business strategy. The more inclusive we are, the more people feel they can bring their whole selves to work, the better our work will be.


As part of our commitment to creating an inclusive workplace we are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and have also signed the Time to Change Pledge. We know this is a journey and we are on our way. 


What can we do for you? That’s the most important bit. We want everyone to have the best possible interview experience, so please do let us know if we can help in any way.


The role:


The growth of CDM London demands that we identify, recruit and nurture the industry’s top talent. We’re looking for a Senior Copywriter to join an already very strong copy team within a determined and ambitious creative department. We’re searching for someone who shares our passion for changing lives, has a flair for turning information into an impactful story, thrives on the strategic cut and thrust of international brand work and enjoys being a trusted voice that guides our clients towards a compelling brand narrative, always considering an integrated approach to problem solving.


Here at CDM, writers are right at the centre of their brand teams: client-facing and strategic. You’ll work tightly alongside your art, design, planning and accounts colleagues, advising our clients (and their medics) and setting the tone of voice for all brand communications – always with one eye searching out any potential creative opportunity.


Working and thinking autonomously alongside other senior writers and within a high-performing team, there’s plenty of scope for growth as well as opportunities to mentor others – and as a senior member of the creative team, you’ll need to be someone who can nurture and inspire more junior talent to bring out their potential greatness.


About you:


You must be passionate about health and about the role that our work can play in promoting strong, well-informed decisions around health issues for all audiences. You must be someone who enjoys working collaboratively, and who is able to speak with authority both internally and externally.


You must be a story-teller: someone who loves finding a compelling narrative, with a desire to produce insightful, impactful and engaging work. You should be inquisitive and determined to find a creative solution to any problem. And you must be a firm believer in the importance of making work fun. It’s advertising; if we’re not having fun, we’re not doing it right.


Key responsibilities:




  • Works with Art Directors and Designers to convey messages and stories in new and engaging ways
  • Works closely with Scientific Content Strategist and planners to ensure documents are scientifically and strategically sound
  • Works with Editors to ensure documents are quality controlled
  • Works with Project Managers to ensure work is delivered on time
  • Turns scientific fact and data into impactful and compelling stories
  • Excellent written English (vocabulary and grammar) and attention to detail
  • Conveys ideas and information in an effective, clear and concise manner, verbally and in writing, in individual and group situations
  • Able to write across a broad variety of materials, including detail aids (printed and digital), leave pieces, mailers, websites, training and conference materials, etc., thinking about all potential media, and their interconnections, from the start
  • Keeps on top of core claims and references
  • Strong knowledge of common regulations surrounding medical communications (e.g. ABPI Code of Practice) and the process of medical approval
  • Good conceptual understanding and ability
  • Sees projects through from first draft to final approval


Line management

  • Mentors and line manages a more junior writer where appropriate
  • Conducts yearly appraisals
  • Holds weekly 1-2-1 discussions
  • Reviews work, as appropriate


Client liaison

  • Establishes and maintains a role as copy lead and adviser to client
  • Actively participates in the development of strategic brand messaging
  • Attends and leads copy discussions in phone and face-to-face meetings
  • Proactively brings suggestions to clients on how to improve brand communications
  • Establishes good working relationship with client medic



  • Active and enthusiastic participant in all aspects of agency life



Skills & Experience


  • Life Science graduate with a minimum of 4 years’ experience and broad, robust scientific understanding
  • Experience of managing and mentoring junior writers
  • Significant healthcare agency copywriting experience with excellent basis of writing experience across different therapy areas, with oncology or other high-science therapy areas a must
  • Experience writing across different customer groups and media
  • Evidence of creative brand leadership and creative ambition – innovative and/or award-winning work an advantage
  • Able to use their scientific knowledge to provide insights into client brand strategy and creative concepting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software


To find out more, please contact our Talent Acquisition team –


Omnicom Health Group is committed to hiring and developing exceptional talent. We agree that talent is equally distributed, and we’re focused on developing diverse teams that can bring the best solutions to everything we do. We strongly believe that celebrating what makes us different makes us better together. Join us—we look forward to getting to know you.

Source: Omnicom Health Group