Senior Copywriter

Job ID
US-NY-New York
CDM New York



Title: Senior Copywriter


Company/Location: CDM/New York


Department/Discipline: Creative


Reports to:  Copy Supervisor or VP, Copy Supervisor or VP, Group Copy Supervisor


Core Competencies: Customer Focus, Interpersonal Savvy, and Creativity


Overview:  The Senior Copywriter (SCW) is responsible for brainstorming ideas, developing concepts and producing brand specific messaging for print and digital deliverables with minimal oversight from the senior copy team. The Senior Copy Writer is an integral member of a cross functional team dedicated to creating work aligned with client’s brand strategy and CDM New York’s creative vision rooted in truth, beauty and courage.



  • Write brand-appropriate, creative pieces in a variety of mediums; both online and offline (i.e. sales aids, resource guides, iPad apps)
  • Write effective copy aligned to brand strategy for a variety of audiences (i.e. healthcare professionals, patients and/or consumers)
  • Leverage understanding of assigned brands, indications, therapeutic categories, and competitive landscape to push creative boundaries
  • Incorporate feedback, comments and changes from senior copy team and cross functional partners while adhering to timelines and due dates
  • Annotate references for fact check in accordance with AMA style-manuals
  • Present ideas, tactics, and strategies to senior copy team, internal cross-functional team and clients
  • Participate in CDM group and creative team initiatives as appropriate
  • Participate in all training courses offered by SSCGU, as assigned
  • Support and/or lead team or agency initiatives as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years experience as a copywriter in a pharmaceutical advertising agency
  • Portfolio containing finished professional pieces as well as conceptual work
  • Able to annotate references in accordance to the AMA style guide with strong fact-checking skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills with the ability to receive and assimilate critical feedback
  • Able to multi-task in a faced paced environment while functioning as a member of a highly collaborative team
  • Solid understanding of digital communications and media channels preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with knowledge of Adobe CS5.5


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