Imagine that you are living with an illness. Imagine that this affects your work, your relationships and your happiness. Imagine that one day you find out that there is a treatment that you haven’t tried. Imagine the hope that you might feel. This is what we do. HAVAS LYNX is a global communications group and in our Manchester office, nearly 200 of our 250 strong team work with our clients to make a real difference in people’s lives. We work with clients from across the health and wellness sector. This means that we develop global campaigns that help patients to understand what their treatment options are, or what they need to say to their doctor to push-on through the system and help them to get better. We work with our clients to educate Doctors and to support those in challenging healthcare delivery roles so that they understand what a patient is going through or that there might be other treatment options available to try.
Our Writers are fundamental to our ability to do this in a compelling way. Traditionally we have hired Medical Writers, and this team is growing, successful and going from strength to strength, but we have identified an opportunity in which we can create a partnership that could enable us to try something different in our pursuit to achieve better results for the patients that we have the opportunity to connect with.
In this position, we need an experienced Writer who relishes challenges! We would like to pair you with a scientist – someone who is a strong, factual, scientific Writer – someone who has studied for many years to develop an ability to understand scientific data and draw out what is important. We would look to you to then take this data, and create something meaningful – something emotive, sometimes, but always something compelling.
You’ll do this across a range of disease areas and for a wide range of media, so we’re looking for someone who is used to, and relishes variety. We’re looking for somebody who has Agency experience and who is adept at writing creative copy for a vast range of audiences. What’s important is being able to strike the right tone and bring messages to life – so you’ll have a strong portfolio of work which clearly demonstrates your ability to convey key messaging concisely and in a way that is engaging and memorable.
What’s really important is your love of language – we’re looking for someone who is passionate about their work and who genuinely enjoys writing and playing with semantics. At LYNX, you’ll be working on projects that really help people and in order to do this, we’re constantly pushing the boundaries. Therefore, we’re looking for someone who approaches challenges a bit differently, someone who is driven to exceed the requirements of a brief. The ideal candidate will also be confident and charismatic as you will be responsible for presenting your ideas to internal teams, as well as our clients.
In return, you’ll find that LYNX offers a great environment – working closely with our scientific teams, Planners, Account teams and our Creative Directors, you’ll be offered plenty of mentorship and support in order to continue your progression as a Writer. You will definitely have the chance to put your stamp on things and shape your own long-term progression.