Group Copy Supervisor

Job ID
US-NY-New York
WILDTYPE, a TBWA\WorldHealth company




Group Copy Supervisor


The Group Copy Supervisor assists in creating a comprehensive copy platform for each assigned account.  The Group Copy Supervisor works as a team with art directors to develop conceptual approaches to meet Client objectives.


Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in creating comprehensive copy platform for each assigned account
  • Execute the copy component of jobs with minimal supervision
  • Work as a team with art directors to develop conceptual approaches to meet Client objectives
  • Demonstrate sound understanding of marketing
  • Manage team workflow
  • Provide strategic input into marketing/advertising initiatives
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of Client's business
  • Attend regular status meetings
  • Attend relevant trade shows and share learning’s with team
  • Demonstrate understanding of market research to create test materials and be an effective research attendee
  • Develop positive, productive relationships with appropriate members of Client/Agency team and demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Maintain positive relationships with internal business group departments such as Editorial and Project Management
  • Demonstrate high level of professional craftsmanship and superior writing skills
  • Be aware of, and familiar with, medical and scientific information that pertains to Agency brands
  • Maintain awareness of current advertising, marketing, and other communications
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in various forms of media
  • Provide constructive and direct on-going feedback and generate performance reviews for team members
  • Manage, mentor and supervise Junior Copywriters and Copywriters
  • Present effectively and clearly communicate creative concepts to sell Agency work to Clients
  • Follow jobs from startup into production
  • Reviews/edits copy within group to ensure that it is accurate, on strategy and creatively excellent
  • Routes all copy to Associate Creative Director or Creative Director for review before it goes to client
  • Functions autonomously on a day to day basis; but involves supervisor in major decisions


Additional Responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively and professionally both internally and externally
  • Demonstrate good problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate ability to set priorities while handling multiple projects and to delegate work appropriately
  • Remain calm despite high pressure situations
  • Project a professional, positive attitude toward peers and clients within the department and the agency
  • Uphold Agency quality standards in servicing the Client
  • Maintain accurate time sheets
  • Foster a positive team atmosphere demonstrating respect for peers and supervisors
  • Assist other members of department/team as needed when workload allows
  • Foster senior level partnerships with creative/account colleagues
  • Uphold the Company Values (the 3 E’s) in all decisions and interactions


Management Responsibilities

  • Assign work to assure project deadlines are met
  • Monitor overall workload to effect efficiency and assure that waiting or downtime is minimized
  • Keep supervisor or department head apprised of any workload challenges/concerns on assigned team accounts that may necessitate hiring freelancers
  • Monitor, review and approve direct report’s time sheets in terms of hours worked on specific jobs
  • Provide constructive and direct ongoing feedback to direct reports
  • Evaluate performance of direct reports and complete and deliver performance reviews
  • Help supervisor manage and resolve staff issues including performance, personal presentation and internal interactions
  • Recommend adjustments/additions to the roles and procedures of the department to achieve continuous improvement and efficiency across all accounts and/or specific accounts
  • Help interview, train and orient new team members to the agency, department, and account(s) at the direction of department head
  • Provide ongoing guidance to all team members and be available to them as a resource for account/agency/departmental policies, procedures, etc.



  • College degree
  • 5-7 years of Copywriting experience
  • 1-2 years of supervisory experience
  • Agency experience including 1 year of direct-to-physician
  • Proficiency with word processing programs
  • Copywriter portfolio
  • Excellent oral communication and presentation skills
  • Professional image


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