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Group Creative Director, copy (healthcare)

San Francisco, CA
Req ID: 3560


Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

VMLY&R is a place that values hard work, the human spirit and the idea that if it doesn’t exist, it can be created. We’ve been voted one of the 25 best places to work in America three times and have partnered with some of the most recognizable brands in the world.

It’s true that we have a range of expertise from building websites and online media to developing full-on campaigns, but that’s not who we are. It’s just what we do.

At VMLY&R, we are family. We look out for each other and we not only care about diversity and inclusion — we live it. Business health matters too and our health practice is growing in leaps and bounds. Hence, we are currently we are looking for a new member of our family, a Group Creative Director (copy).


A Group Creative Director is a dynamic creative leader who drives a portfolio of healthcare client business, helps build and lead multidisciplinary teams, and routinely interacts with key senior clients and stakeholders. You will be joining a strategic team of cutting-edge designers, bench trained PHD content specialists, 3d animation wizards, video production gurus, and technical development jockeys who help bring our clients stories to life. 

Our clients, among others, include industry-leading pharma and biotech companies such as Abbvie, Alexion, Allergan, Amgen, Atara, Biogen, BMS, Genentech, GSK, Jazz, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Pfizer, Ultra Genyx, etc.

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Required Skills

  • Award-winning conceptual skills as a writer, plus a command of the digital space and the talent to take healthcare advertising campaigns across diverse platforms
  • Be the steward of brand knowledge and produce work that defies the status quo and sets new standards in the healthcare industry
  • Provide high-level concept guidance to optimize creative work produced by their teams
  • Strong ability to lead a team of art directors and copywriters and play nice with others, including account managers and project managers
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment and to learn something new every day
  • Strong interpersonal and client presentation skills
  • Ability to lead by example and mentor younger creatives

Required Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 10-plus years of experience in the advertising field
  • Previous HCP launch experience and experience across multiple therapeutic categories
  • Experience developing multi-channel work, both print and digital, that inspire the best in customer experience for the professional market
  • Experience generating new business and developing client relationships
  • Experience and/or strong interest in high-science

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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