Senior medical writer

Work from home, the office, or both!

Reporting to the Medical Director, the senior medical writer is an important part of the creative team, contributing to the development of impactful and creative advertising campaigns. They are responsible for writing different forms of copy (promotional, educational, scientific) for health care professionals, patients, and consumers in various media formats (print, digital, web, social media, etc.). The senior medical writer must be able to understand, interpret, and synthesize scientific information. They are called upon to work with members of the strategic and creative teams, as well as freelancers. They also liaise with the Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board (PAAB) and agency clients.


  • Keen interest in and understanding of science
  • Solid writing skills and understanding of medical concepts and terminology
  • Meticulous work ethic to ensure accuracy of information and supporting sources
  • Strong organizational skills and sense of responsibility
  • Good composure under pressure and ability to meet very tight deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and work in a team effectively


  • Bachelor or Master of Science, Pharmacology, or a related discipline
    Degree in English writing, journalism, or any related discipline, with a strong interest in science
  • Bilingual (English and French), oral and written
  • Experience of 5+ years as a medical writer in an advertising agency
  • Knowledge and application of PAAB Code and Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) Code
  • Mastery of MS Office suite software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Main responsibilities

  • Write an outline and copy (scientific, clinical, medical, or creative) based on a project brief
  • Source/reference documents and upload them using different client portals for medical/legal/regulatory internal review
  • Work with the creative team to develop concepts and impactful layouts
  • Edit or re-work copy based on client or internal comments until copy approval is obtained
  • Ensure that consistent terminology is used in different tools for the same brand
  • Understand regulations (PAAB Code and ASC Code) in order to:
    • Guide the work of the creative team and validate the feasibility of proposed tactics/layouts
    • Suggest content that will limit the number of rounds with PAAB/ASC while seeking approval of the most impactful message possible
    • Negotiate with PAAB/ASC and determine the best POA for response letters
    • Educate/explain the limitations of the codes to clients
    • Represent the client’s voice and interests when speaking with PAAB/ASC

For the Lemieux-being of our employees

  • Competitive salary
  • Group insurance coverage (50% of premiums are employer paid)
  • A flexible 37.5-hour work week
  • Annual partial refund of enrolment in a fitness class or health club/gym membership
  • Access to a voluntary retirement savings plan (VRSP)
  • Head office located in Sherbrooke, in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec, which means you could be on the ski hill by 5 p.m. on a work night
  • The satisfaction of a short (or non-existent) commute
  • An office in Montreal for collaboration with our growing team
  • The opportunity to work with a dynamic, really nice group of colleagues in a company that values its people

The Work Well Agency

By working at Lemieux Bédard, you will be joining a dynamic, caring, and passionate team. We’ve been in this business for over 30 years, and our steady growth is a testament to our excellent relationships with both our clients and our staff.

We believe in work-life balance, which is one of the reasons we have maintained our headquarters in the Eastern Townships, one of the most beautiful regions of Québec. Although our clients are primarily located in Montréal and Toronto, we value the lifestyle that Sherbrooke affords us, and we are more than happy to visit our clients whenever necessary.

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