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Senior Digital Copywriter

Remuneration:To be discussed 
Benefits:Medical Aid; RA
Location:Johannesburg, Bryanston
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Company:Ogilvy South Africa

Job description

As a senior creative, you will help lead our passionate, multi-talented studio guiding more junior members to deliver and encourage award winning integrated concepts to exceed client briefs and expectations.

A senior copywriter is an important contact point in our agency, so they can expect to be craft led, strategically aware, platform neutral designers with a desire to transform companies by creating beautiful, intuitive, and human products and experiences.

What you’ll do every day?

  • Scope, plan, and manage the creative process on projects
  • Manage and mentor the creative team
  • Work with other disciplines (strategists, developers, media, accounts, etc.) to ensure cohesive team integration and alignment with broader business objectives
  • Participate in pitches for new business
  • Define the aesthetic of overall campaigns
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Generate ideas and sell them to clients and other members of the team
  • Mock up creative ideas
  • Create copy across multiple channels
  • Consistently produce creative elements against a deliverables list
  • Lead brainstorms and conceptualisation
  • Lead the craft and design of an idea
  • Compile presentations for clients
  • Attend client briefings and present to clients


What you’re made of.

• Great time management skills
• A minimum of five years' experience as a digital copywriter within an advertising agency 
• Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Adept problem-solving skills
• Strong communication skills with ability to provide rationales for creative choices made
• Strong presentation skills
• In-depth working knowledge of existing and emerging technologies and platforms
• A strong understanding of best practise interaction and visual design principles
• A strong understanding of strategic processes
• Able to work with team members and delegate effectively
• Understand the client’s business requirements and understand how our services should be applied to solve business problems

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posted on 12 Feb 14:31

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Ogilvy South Africa

We are a Johannesburg-based integrated advertising agency defined by a devotion to brands and a dedication to ideas.

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