Senior Writer - Internal Communications Agency
KFS - Regional Opportunity - Chicago, IL

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Job Summary
The Senior Writer is responsible for developing the internal communication campaigns for our pharmaceutical/biotech clientele. This strategic person must be a creative and articulate leader who has extensive writing experience for a variety of media and in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry.

In addition, this person must have the ability to persuasively communicate with clients and the other members of our creative team and work effectively within the pressures of ever-present deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for incisively understanding client needs and working with colleagues to develop strategic proposals that creatively exceed those needs
  • Collaborate with the creative/production team to generate communication campaign concepts that will be both innovative and effective with the target audience
  • Display writing skills that are appropriate for campaign objectives, tone and selected media
  • Possess and in-depth understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, while significant technical/medical writing experience is not necessary
  • Ensure that all campaign tactics are consistent with the creative briefs
  • Develop and manage a network of freelance resources to assist with work as necessary
  • Collaborate with freelance writers and on-staff editors to ensure quality of all KFS writing deliverables
  • Have interviewing skills that illicit the information and tone needed to generate effective copy
  • Ensure all writing is consistent with industry protocol in general and, specifically, our clients’ communication guidelines
  • Follow all KFS production process guidelines

Required Skills and Experience

  • Must have pharmaceutical/biotech communications experience from either within the industry or as a service provider
  • Significant multimedia (print, video, web and eMedia) writing experience is an absolute must
  • Proposal writing skills that help land new business
  • Video or other aligned production experience strongly preferred

Personal Attributes

  • Impeccable communication skills
  • Strategic thinker
  • Leader
  • Creative, out-of-the-box thinker
  • Able to juggle multiple projects/tasks and prioritize accordingly
  • Collaborative mentality
  • Flexible and willing to work in accordance with client needs
  • Able to handle stress and deliver quality work under challenging deadlines
  • Able to translate a strategic plan into implementable tactics
  • Sound client instincts

Company Description
Strategic internal communications, training and meeting experiences for the pharmaceutical /biotech industry.

KFS helps our clients maximize the effectiveness of their most valuable asset—people. We combine our experience, our understanding of the constantly changing pharmaceutical industry, our strategic planning capabilities and our unmatched creativity to generate:

  • Innovative and compelling internal and field communications
  • Training that inspires while it educates
  • Meeting experiences that maximize organizational impact