Mid-Weight Copywriter

Mid-Weight Copywriter

99 Cents | Cape Town, WC, ZA

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Mid-Weight Copywriter
99 Cents
2022-08-16 Cape Town CBD

Job Ref #: MWCWJSTM22
Industry: Advertising
Job Type: Permanent
Positions Available: 1
99c is a full-service, integrated advertising agency with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. We are one of South Africa’s largest independently owned Agencies.

Job Description

We are looking for a talented MidWeight Copywriter to join our Creative team.

Summary of main duties include but not limited to:

Translate a brief and the strategic requirements into a compelling creative solution
Present work to the Creative Director and the Creative Group Head
Together with an Art Director, generate effective, innovative and compelling creative concepts for individual adverts or campaigns based on sound strategies
Write copy for radio, tv, print and electronic / digital media
Write and produce for radio
Direct and produce effective, impactful and compelling advertising that reflects insight into the task, the brand and the target market
Direct radio team towards a high-quality final product
Keep abreast of creative trends and opportunities
Take ownership of your tasks and actively manage the creative process to progress towards deadline

Job Requirements

Minimum relevant experience and skills/attributes required:

A tertiary qualification in Copywriting and /or Advertising
At least 2-3 years of copywriting experience within an advertising agency – experience on retail clients a bonus
A portfolio that reflects creative copywriting proficiencies – Retail work a bonus
Proficient in MS Word / PowerPoint / Keynote
Bilingual - a good command of both languages (English and Afrikaans - both verbal and written)
Familiarity with South African colloquial terms across cultures is a bonus
Strong presentation skills
Strong multi-tasking skills
Understand advertising as a selling tool, especially in the retail space
Ability to work within a team as well as independently
Ability to remain calm in a highly pressurized environment
Having the ability to develop conceptual ideas
Hold a strong work ethic with a swift response time
"Out of the box" creative thinking
Resilient and able to accept guidance and respond well to constructive criticism
Meticulous attention to detail

Interested candidates must please submit a concise CV, link to Behance/Wixsite portfolio and salary expectation via our HR Platform. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within three weeks after submitting your application, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We remain committed to the principles of employment equity.