Ogilvy was founded in 1948 by David Ogilvy. David created a culture that deeply respects and cares about its people and clients. Our mission is to inspire people and brands to make an impact and we are committed to attracting, growing, and retaining the best talent in the industry. Our health division is one of the largest global networks in healthcare communications and provides strategic, integrated communication solutions for our clients, including many of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry.
Ogilvy Health UK is made up of healthcare communication specialists across the disciplines of medical education and communications; brain sciences; brand promotion; digital and social; strategic planning; public relations and creative/design. We believe we are like no other: we blaze new trails; we encourage a culture of creativity and innovation; we challenge, and we change; and we recognise and reward our team.
In medical education, our approach is founded on expertise that combines biomedical science, learning theory and behaviour change to create impactful medical and professional education. We’re ‘Scientifically Grounded, Creatively Driven’.
About The Role
We are looking for a Principal Medical Writer to join us here at Ogilvy Health. Our superb team is dedicated to delivering high-quality, innovative, and impactful medical communication solutions. As a Principal Medical Writer, you will play a key role in shaping our clients’ narratives and ensuring the dissemination of cutting-edge medical information. We partner with long standing clients who are launching two drugs for a rare disease that has a significant unmet need, so it’s an exciting time in the lifecycle of these products. This is a fantastic opportunity to work across the spectrum of medical, publications, events and commercial activities for both global and EU teams.
In this role you’ll work closely with both senior and junior member of the scientific team and closely collaborate with the client service team. The scientific team is currently made up of one MW, three SMWs and a scientific lead with additional support from senior scientific consultants, so there will be ample opportunities for mentoring and coaching more junior writers but also to work with and learn from very experienced colleagues. There are also opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the agency who have specific expertise in a variety of specialty areas such as adult learning, behavioural science and data comprehension design.
We’re happy to speak to candidates who can comfortably travel to any of our London, Oxford or Manchester offices 2 days per week. We work on a hybrid basis with 2 days in the office (we have anchor days depending on which office you are based in and I can tell you more about this!) and 3 from home, or wherever suits you best.
What You’ll Do
What You’ll Need
At Ogilvy, our people are at the heart of what we do: a creative agency that sparks game-changing ideas across culture and business through collaboration, integrity, and a celebration of self-expression.
We believe in building powerful teams with purpose. This means hiring and nurturing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientation, and gender identities – and we relentlessly curate transformative initiatives that make our commitment to fairness, and equity a reality.
Our ultimate mission is to leave a positive impact on the world, creating a better future for all, while supporting and uplifting the global communities we serve. This is central to our mantra of Borderless Creativity.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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