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Senior Medical Writer

Remuneration:R50000 - R60000 per month 
Location:Johannesburg, Cape Town
Remote work:Only remote work
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Company:Talent Magnet

Job description

Senior medical writer

Principal purpose of the role 

Write the full range of high-quality communication products aimed at the pharmaceutical industry 
Core tasks/responsibilities 


· Act as a source of product/therapy area expertise within the company and for the client
· Strive to achieve editorial excellence, producing clear, accurate, grammatically correct and creative written work on a variety of therapeutic areas appropriate to the project brief
· Produce the full range of written communications items in accordance with the needs of the client, target audience, target publication medium, level of design/creativity
· Proactively contribute creative ideas, concepts or suggestions to provide added value to projects

Briefin /reviewing 

· Effectively brief members of the project team, including time allocations, target audiences and client’s key messages
· Review output for structure, scientific accuracy and creativity, and against the client’s rationale for the work, specific project objectives, key messages, target audiences and consistency with the marketing communication aims

Internal leadership

· Lead specific projects, providing guidance to team members on client and project issues
· Mentor the work of less experienced Writers
· Work with and support other Writers to ensure strong teamwork and best practice across accounts

Cclient service

· Liaise effectively with the client and opinion leaders, acting as a point of contact according to the requirements of the account and proactively chasing for information when required
· Actively contribute to client/opinion leader meetings and facilitate these meeting as required
· Contribute to troubleshooting / handle objections from the client / opinion leaders to ensure continuing good relationships


· Monitor project costs against agreed budgets and notify Account Managers of any changes to specification

Business development

· Identify new opportunities on account and communicate to Account Team Leader
· Contribute to, and participate in, new proposal development


· Efficiently manage competing projects
· Alert colleagues to any potential problems in a timely manner
· Communicate effectively with company and company contacts
· Work within agreed deadlines and budgets
· Follow company style guidelines and procedures
· Anything else reasonably required


· Educated to at least degree level in medicine, pharmacy or life sciences. A higher degree would be an advantage.
· At least two years’ experience of working in medical communications or an equivalent environment. · A positive, can-do attitude.
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
· Ability to work under pressure.
· Well organised and able to plan work effectively.
· Proficient in standard software packages (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).


Qualifications/ Skills 

A degree in Medicine , Pharmacy or Life Science 
2 years experience of working in medical communications or similar 

Posted on 18 Oct 13:46, Closing date 17 Dec

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