What are Pfizer’s chances of making Viagra available in every pharmacy without a prescription? Where can contraceptive pills be bought legally for cash? Why is Nexium one of the few medicines that can be sold over-the-counter (OTC) in every EU country?

These are the kind of questions addressed by OTC bulletin, the global subscription newsletter that is currently looking to recruit an Assistant Editor.

Focusing on how brands of non-prescription medicines, food supplements, herbal remedies and medical devices are marketed and regulated globally, the successful candidate will explore trends in social-media marketing of OTC brands as well as probe the competitive strategies of the world’s leading OTC firms, amongst other activities.

Previous B2B journalistic experience and training is essential and some knowledge of the pharmaceutical or fast-moving consumer goods industries would be an advantage. The successful applicant will enjoy quizzing marketeers, getting stuck into complex business data and writing concise, detailed reports to tight deadlines.

He or she will be writing for senior executives in the global consumer healthcare industry who eagerly await their 20 annual OTC bulletin newsletters as well as 45 weekly e-bulletins.

Candidates may find out more about OTC bulletin’s coverage on its website at www.OTC-bulletin.com. The site also provides a comprehensive profile (in the Advertising section) of who reads the 25 year-old publication and where they are located.

A competitive salary is offered for this permanent role. Please send a CV to Mike Rice at mike.rice@otc-bulletin.com.

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