Marketing Communications, Senior Copywriter in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

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Job Description:

Responsible for developing strategic messaging and copy for a range of communication channels & mediums.  Talented in wordsmithing, and a strategic thinker who can transform technical medical and product information into engaging stories that connect with healthcare audiences. 


  • Develops message strategy in alignment with business strategies & objectives, and marketing plans. 
  • Leads brainstorming and creative concept development.
  • Writes engaging, creative and technical copy for a variety of target audiences in multiple forms of media (primarily print, digital ads, tradeshows & signage, websites, video, and general communications)
  • Presents ideas clearly, concisely, and effectively verbalizing thinking and relating them back to the communications objective & strategies
  • Develops video copy concepts, writes scripts and works collaboratively to create and execute video communications, including product in-service videos.
  • Works closely with internal stakeholders: Brand Marketing, Portfolio Marketing, Marketing Leadership, & Executive Leadership. 
  • Collaborates with Regulatory Affairs and Legal departments to ensure adherence to FDA standards.  Demonstrates knowledge of medical industry, and regulatory & quality standards.
  • Adheres to review & approval processes as stated in corporate & divisional Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) & Work Instructions (WIs)
  • Follows verbal brand identity and voice.
  • Ensures brand and product value propositions are communicated strategically and on point.  Grows to become a product expert of all product categories and lines in pre-hospital and hospital segments.
  • Establishes and follows proofreading, file organization, and file naming procedures
  • Manages multiple projects on time, often under tight deliverable deadlines
  • Grows highly collaborative relationships, and is a proactive team player
  • Manages outsourced work with agency partners as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree Journalism, Communications, English or related field
  • 6+ years of professional copywriting and editing experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, and working knowledge of WordPress
  • Ability to work in teams and to develop strong working relationships with others
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communications skills; work portfolio required
  • Strong organization, project management skills, with high attention to detail
  • Quality obsessed, proofing
  • Strong Organizational Project Management

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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