Group Copy Supervisor - Pacific Communications

Irvine, California
May 02, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

The Group Copy Supervisor is responsible for leading copy development on multiple brands and working closely with Editorial, Art, and Account partners, along with Creative Management to ensure that clients are satisfied with the quality of our creative work, the value of our services, and our responsiveness to their needs.

Creative/Hands-on Work 
• Works with Art partner to produce and lead Brave, Authentic, Inspiring ideas and multi-channel tactics
• The lead writer on print, video, and digital projects with minimal supervision
• All copy must be clear, powerful, and free of errors, as well as correctly referenced and annotated
• Manages and works independently, often under tight deadlines, while juggling multiple projects
• Provides constructive feedback to improve others’ work
• Actively participates in client meetings
• Participates in MLR reviews as needed
• Attends market research as appropriate
• Contributes to strategy discussions; leads development of brand messages and positioning
• Understands that advertising is a service industry that sometimes requires extra time and effort to meet client commitments

• Assigns writers best suited for each project based on ability and workload
• Manages their own workload and those of direct reports to maximize productivity and maintain billable hours
• Works closely with Art, Editorial, Traffic and Project Management to ensure jobs stay on track with deadlines and budgets
• Proactively seeks feedback from supervisor and Creative leaders
• Provides written and face-to-face feedback for annual performance reviews, as well as ongoing feedback throughout the year
• Identifies and interviews prospective creative candidates

• Maintains strong client relationships
• Works with Account to grow business with existing clients
• Leads the copywriters in development of concepts and execution of all projects
• Assures that all supervised copywriters are trained and mentored to maintain the expectations of the agency and the client, and to meet their own career goals
• Consistently demonstrates to clients an understanding of their brands and marketing challenges and is responsive to their strategic and creative needs
• Presents copy with enthusiasm, internally and externally, to gain buy-in and negotiate changes
• Represents the agency at client meetings; co-presents creative work with Art partner

This position can be located in Irvine CA or remote work may be considered.


• At least 7 years work experience, some/most of which should be in pharmaceutical advertising agency
• Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
• A proven track record of creative ability and judgment; successful client contact experience; the ability to work collaboratively with Art and Account; excellent presentation skills; previous experience managing writers; strong marketing and strategic abilities; a deep understanding of science and healthcare; strong understanding of MLR review processes and requirements; exceptional copywriting skills in all media


Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.