Medical Writer
Canopy Growth Corporation
Ottawa, ON
Legalization has opened up the recreational cannabis market in Canada, and the global demand for medical cannabis continues to expand. In this exciting new environment, Canopy Growth’s mission is to be the No. 1 cannabis company in the world. We’re looking for incredible people to join us on the journey.
The Company
With millions of square feet of licensed cannabis production and operations spanning five continents, Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”) is the largest legal producer of cannabis in the world. It is a listed company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (WEED), the New York Stock Exchange (CGC), and is part of the S&P Composite Index. Its wholly owned subsidiaries — including its flagship, Tweed, and international medical companies operating under the Spectrum Therapeutics brand — are leading producers of legal, regulated cannabis.

Headquartered in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canopy Growth recognizes that employees are at the core of its success, and takes pride in a corporate culture that emphasizes inclusiveness, collaboration, and diversity. Our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds, each bringing their own unique skills and talents to the table, working together to continue and increase our incredible momentum of growth.

The Opportunity

The mission of our creative team is to become the best cannabis agency in the world, creating a new benchmark for the performance and output of an internal creative team.

The Medical Writer will report to the Senior Medical Writer and is responsible for writing engaging copy to solve business needs that support brand building for the Spectrum Therapeutics brand and Canopy Growth portfolio. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues on the internal team as well external teams to develop innovative creative ideas that resonate, and execute these ideas across media. Together with the brand marketing team, you will champion the creative team across the organization.

Responsibilities
  • Interpreting briefs – mining insights and identifying key selling points
  • Developing creative ideas and concepts, often in partnership with an art director and designer
  • Writing clear, persuasive, original copy for online and offline channels
  • Presenting ideas to colleagues and clients
  • Working collaboratively with art directors, designers, other writers, and the brand team
  • Crafting new messaging – including research and testing
  • Fact checking and referencing; performing scientific literature searches
  • Amending, revising, or redeveloping campaigns in response to feedback from the creative lead and brand team
  • Ensuring corporate brand message is consistent across all channels for all global markets
  • Ensuring content and style adheres to and complies with our internal style guideline
  • Working on several projects at once, sometimes under pressure and often to tight deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned
Experience
  • 1+ years of copywriting experience
  • Experience with consumer writing across varying media
  • An understanding of strategy when crafting messages
  • Self-starter attitude
  • Detail oriented
  • Healthcare or pharmaceutical writing background would be an asset
  • Prior experience writing copy for the cannabis industry would be an asset
  • Agency experience would be an asset
  • Knowledge of copy editing and ability to reference/fact check
Other Details

This is a full-time position based out of Kanata, ON.

When applying please provide a CV and a portfolio of copy samples.

We appreciate the interest from all candidates, and promise to review all applications, but we will only be contacting those who best fit the requirements. If you don’t hear from us, don’t fret; every resume we get is kept in our database for six months for consideration in future searches for talent.

Canopy Growth welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.
Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

One last note: the chosen applicant will be required to successfully complete background and reference checks.

Thank you so much for your interest in Canopy Growth.