Creative Director - Copy (Freelance)
Fully Remote Philadelphia, PA Creative Services

Implement bold and evocative creative solutions that provide our clients with results. You will bring a mix of top-notch creative eye, deep consumer and professional healthcare marketing expertise, and strategic savvy within the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. You must be able to both lead and execute bold and evocative solutions that meet the creative brief, strategy, and deadline.

This position requires someone who can collaborate with the team on concepts, set the tone, write copy, and inspire others to take our creative output and department to a new level as we continue to grow.

You must have an established portfolio of integrated campaigns that demonstrate your ability to create award-winning work.

Objectives of this Role

  • Build, lead, and review work of the creative team in the production of all web, print, and digital marketing collateral to ensure it is on brief and on strategy
  • Responsible for the time management for creative team execution to ensure on time and on budget which must be managed in PM software
  • Collaborate with the account and brand strategy teams in developing marketing plans, analyzing results, and identifying opportunities
  • Develop marketing campaigns that translate marketing objectives across business units into clear and motivating creative strategies
  • Analyze brand tracking, market trends, consumer need, and the competitive landscape to ensure we keep ourselves and our clients in the forefront
  • Continue to develop personal creative and leadership skills to develop the team
  • Meet budget standards by forecasting and managing expenses

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with and provide leadership for a cross-functional team of art directors, graphic designers, copywriters, and project managers in the strategic development of messaging and creative deliverables
  • Be an integral support to Strategic and Client Service Leads in the development, accuracy, and review of creative briefs to provide the team with strategic insight and creative inspiration
  • Execute on appropriate projects and own them, start to finish
  • Develop and adhere to brand and editorial guidelines for each client and have the flexibility to write in each tone and various audience
  • Manage workloads to maximize productivity of the copy team, ensuring that everyone is busy and billable
  • Conduct brainstorming sessions with creative team, maintaining strategic and creative thinking to develop innovative and actionable creative initiatives in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Review and approve art and copy developed by the team, ensuring deliverables that effectively address marketing goals and challenges
  • Produce fresh, innovative work that translates complex ideas into compelling print materials and digital experiences for visually sophisticated audiences
  • Present, or oversee presentation of final concepts, and obtain approvals for deliverables
  • Stay updated on appropriate style guidelines and brand voice for consistency in messaging
  • Understand and follow regulatory standards and requirements for successful submissions
  • Follow best practices for annotations

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 6 years of related copywriting experience with 4+ years of creative direction in agency or healthcare related setting
  • Understanding and experience creating integrated campaigns across all marketing channels from print to digital, social media, paid media, mobile on time and on budget
  • Proven experience with concept development
  • Highly skilled with leading a team of creative talent
  • Strong creative vision and understanding of business objectives

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, English, Marketing, or related discipline
  • Minimum 6 years of professional and consumer copywriting experience with strong portfolio of work; Healthcare/Pharma experience a plus
  • Exceptional writing and research skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team to meet deadlines
  • Prior experience with consumer and professional (HCP) copywriting
  • Strong skills in time management, prioritizing, and organizing, with attention to detail and ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Familiarity with standard software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook; Adobe Acrobat

Physical Requirements

This remote role demands extended periods of sitting, frequent computer use, and the ability to participate in virtual meetings, requiring clear speech and hearing. Candidates must manage a quiet, ergonomic workspace with reliable internet access.