Copywriter (MW-Snr)
Saatchi & Saatchi (We Are Saatchi)
Cape Town, WC, ZA
1d ago

Copywriter (MW-Snr)

To create clear yet engaging and informative copy / content that captures our audiences.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to) :

  • Develop and execute outstanding work across ATL / BTL.
  • Understand the client’s strategy and business context, and always aim to do work that performs.
  • Work closely with a the creative team (i.e. Art Director) to generate creative ideas and concepts to fulfil the client’s brief
  • Produce the words of sketches, storyboards, roughs or scamps’ to communicate ideas to the client
  • Work closely and in co-operation with strategic planning and client service department under the direction of the Creative Director
  • Present concepts and ideas to the Creative Director (and Account Management) and to client when requested
  • Build a strongly collaborative relationship with the broader team, partners and clients
  • Timeous execution of work as scheduled by the traffic manager to ensure deadlines are met
  • Check all the content to ensure it retains the highest standard
  • Able to work on several campaigns at once
  • Cast actors for TV and Radio , and listen to voice overs.
  • Contribute to proactivity and innovative thinking on brands
  • Assist with pitches, awards and new business presentations as required
  • Keep abreast of consumer conversations that are trending
  • Keep abreast with industry trends and standards in order to ensure work is always fresh, world-class and original
  • Publics Groupe is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and prohibits any forms of Discrimination or Harassment. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees in line with our Employment Equity Plan.

    All appointments will be based on qualifications, experience and best fit but preference will be given to all affirmative action candidates or designated groups.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks after submitting your application, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

    Qualifications

    Requirements / Experience / Skills

  • A tertiary qualification in Copywriting or Advertising
  • At least 4 years experience as a Copywriter with 1 year being a MW - Snr Copywriter in an Advertising Agency
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word / PowerPoint etc.)
  • Proficient in using Apple products (i.e. Max)
  • TTL & Digital experience are essential
  • A good command of the English language (both verbal and written)Afrikaans and isiXhosa will be advantageous
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong multitasking skills (ability to work on more than one campaign at a time)
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong in-depth knowledge and experience in developing and building brands
  • A concise eye-catching portfolio (behance / wixsite) that demonstrates finely honed copy for radio, TVC, print, digital etc.
  • Additional Information

    Personal Attributes

  • Ability to work within a team as well as independently
  • Ability to remain calm in a highly pressurised environment
  • Ability to accept constructive feedback and learn from it
  • Proactive
  • Out of the box" creative thinking

  • Resilient
  • Solution and deadline driven
  • Meticulous with attention to detail
  • Other : Flexible to work overtime (if and when required)Comfortable to work on alcohol brands (if and when required)Comfortable to work on-site (if and when required)
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