Location: New York City

Sudler & Hennessey, a Young & Rubicam/WPP company, is one of the world's largest and most prestigious health care communication companies. Our people have a real "esprit d' corps" and we are well known in the industry as a fantastic place to work.

Avenue e Health Strategies is the Interactive Division of Sudler & Hennessey. Avenue e develops innovative eMarketing programs that accelerate the rate at which Pharmaceutical companies build their brands and create long lasting relationships with both patients and professionals. (Please visit www.avee-health.com)

ACD-Copy, RX Pharmaceutical, Interactive

Avenue e has an opening for an Associate Creative Director (Copywriter). This person will have responsibilities overseeing the creative product on major pharmaceutical interactive accounts. The ACD must have strong oral/written communication, presentation skills, strong conceptualization skills, experience managing multiple projects, interfacing with clients and in developing creative solutions. The person must have a background rooted in traditional marketing principles, leadership abilities that inspire trust, and a top-notch, award winning digital creative portfolio.

The ideal candidate will have an extensive and progressive background in healthcare copywriting and interactive marketing experience. He/She will also have both the talent and willingness to be a hands-on manager and mentor to a diverse team. A minimum of 6 years experience in creative is required.


  • Manage creative on multiple interactive accounts from strategic conception through production
  • Supervise, lead, inspire a team on various levels
  • Allocate resources and define scope of work
  • Execute projects and manager to time/budget parameters
  • Present and sell in work to clients
  • Develop strategic business platforms with account and production teams
  • Shape the creative vision for clients/projects, define and maintain visual/copy identities
  • Write presentations as well as be hands on with copy development
  • Support new business and take creative lead in pitch process
  • Liaison and collaborate with the traditional creative dept.
  • Advance the overall quality of strategic thinking and design applied technology.


  • Understanding of healthcare and Pharma marketing/strategy
  • Experience in developing communications for both physicians and patients
  • Understanding of usability, functionality and GUI
  • Ability to bring eSolutions to the table and solve problems and resolve issues
  • Experience in healthcare and/or pharmaceuticals
  • Must have Management/Supervisory experience


  • 6-8 years traditional or digital creative direction (copy) in one of the following areas: advertising or direct response
  • 2-4 years experience in developing healthcare and/or pharmaceutical marketing efforts
  • At least 3 years experience Internet development and online advertising experience required
  • In depth industry knowledge. Clearly understands and is able to articulate the limitations and possibilities of the space
  • Demonstrates good presentation skills as well as professionalism and experience in client services
  • Has successfully demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplines and departments
  • Has successfully demonstrated ability to mentor, manage and direct
  • Superior communication, organization and time management skills


We offer a competitive salary and a generous, comprehensive benefit plan including a dollar for dollar match on the first 5% of 401K contributions, up to $6,000/year tuition reimbursement, a company paid career cash balance plan, and stock options.


Please email resume to: brenda_oconnor@nyc.sudler.com
Please reference Interactive RX ACD Copy in the subject line.
FAX to 212-598-5477 or mail to:
Brenda O'Connor
Sudler & Hennessey
230 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003


Posted February 18, 2005; ends April 3, 2005


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