Copy Manager

Position Type
Full-Time Salary


Copy Manager, Healthcare


Daggerwing Adapt (A member of Omnicom Group Inc.)

Daggerwing Studio in Toronto is seeking an experienced editor/content manager for a full-time position to support updating and adapting existing digital and print creative for pharma, primarily in oncology, targeting oncology healthcare professionals and patients. The position may require some original copywriting but will primarily focus on adapting/editing pre-existing, pre-approved content. The tactics target healthcare professionals (sales aids, eDetail aids, conference/hospital panels, physician emails, websites), as well as communications to patients (website updates, emails, tear pads, educational brochures, print ads). The position will also include compiling, editing, and proofreading references and annotations that support creative submissions for regulatory review; processing changes based on legal/editorial/regulatory feedback; and QC of approved release materials. Oncology-focused pharmaceutical experience, as well as familiarity with U.S. and Global campaigns, would be extremely beneficial for this position.


This position will report to Daggerwing Adapt’s SVP, General Manager. Daily direction will be from the Managing Medical Editor as well as other studio account/project management staff in terms of priorities, required tasks, daily/weekly deliverables, and production time-lines.


  • Continually reviewing approved materials/campaigns to become familiar with tone, content, and campaign messaging in the likelihood of them becoming Daggerwing Studio projects.
  • Reviewing draft work orders generated by Account Teams to identify any copy and content questions that need to be directed to the agency that did the original creative (AOR) or the client.
  • Editing/revising copy based on explicit work order direction; ensuring new/adapted copy is aligned with acceptable third party sources and approved client materials.
  • Verifying referenced content, ensuring copy is referenced and annotated accurately and that edits/copy revisions do not undermine previously-approved content.
  • Collaborating with the Creative Director and Studio Production Designers on overall design/copy approach to adapting, updating, or creating new print and digital materials. Includes making iterative copy changes based on feedback from the agency (AOR) and the client.
  • Development of/proofing of detailed source annotations for projects prior to submission to client’s regulatory and legal review system.
  • Proofreading all jobs at all key steps in the process.
  • Maintain a log of changes/updates per job based on client’s regulatory, medical and legal review that can be circulated back to the AORs.
  • Creation/editing/management of final copy manuscript per job based on final versions of release materials.



  • Degree/Diploma in a scientific/medical field and/or advertising copywriting
  • 3-5 years minimum experience of editorial work for healthcare with an emphasis on materials targeting doctors and other healthcare professionals.
  • Strong, proven editing and proofreading abilities – demonstrated ability to leverage approved sources for content creation/adaptation while adhering to regulatory, legal, and medical guidelines.
  • Experience in editing and content management in digital (websites, e-detail, emails, banners, mobile) as well as print (brochures, sales materials, print ads, patient materials).
  • Experience working with U.S. pharma companies and agencies, including US regulatory review procedures is an asset but not required.
  • Content/Editorial work for diabetes, cardiovascular, and immunosystem products/conditions is an asset.
  • Experience in working with and providing direction to studio designers and editorial team.
  • Proven ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and meet tight timelines.
  • Ability to adapt to constantly changing environment and collaborate with team members who are working in remote/offsite locations.
  • Exceptional and demonstrable attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong skills/experience with standard business productivity tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Additional software skills with Internal Digital Routing systems an asset.


About Daggerwing

Daggerwing Adapt is a growing creative services agency that offers pharmaceutical clients a way to adapt and update previously-approved print, digital, and conference materials at lower cost than traditional agencies—while staying true to design guidelines, client processes and pharma compliance regulations. Our service model includes on-site staff at the client’s offices and near-shore project managers, medical editors, and designers in Toronto. Daggerwing Adapt has earned high levels of client satisfaction for its ability to manage high volumes of projects—at high speed over short-time frames—with strong, personalized client service. Daggerwing Adapt is part of Omnicom Group and collaborates with both clients and their lead agencies. 


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