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Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Western Cape
Job level:Mid

About Ninety9cents (99c):
Ninety9cents is a full service, integrated advertising agency located in Cape Town, and is one of South Africa¹s largest independently-owned agencies. Led by founder and Managing Director Andrew Brand, the agency¹s extensive client base includes leading brands such as Shoprite/Checkers, Ackermans, PUMA, Spur Group, Capitec and Distell, to name but a few.

Seeking an talented and experienced Copywriter. The applicant must demonstrate creative insight and brilliance for client solutions across all media platforms.

Reporting to the Creative Director, the successful candidate must be a gifted, detail-obsessed big thinker and a passionate and hard-working, self-motivated team player with the ability to grasp a client's strategy and brand, and deliver beautiful, insightful and polished work. Examples of creative work must be supplied with applications.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Translate the brief and the strategic requirements into a compelling creative solution
  • Presentation of work to the Creative Group Head and/or Creative Director
  • Together with an Art Director, generate effective, innovative and compelling creative concepts for individual ads or campaigns based on sound strategies
  • Proactively identify creative trends and opportunities
  • Direct and produce effective, impactful and compelling advertising that reflects insight into the task, the brand and the target market
  • A great understanding and appreciation of South Africa’s diverse demographic and cultures
  • Write copy and scripts for electronic/digital media
  • Direct radio towards a high quality final product
  • Backup proofreading of copy
  • Take ownership of your tasks and actively manage the creative process to progress towards deadline


  • Degree/Diploma in Copywriting
  • Two to three years’ advertising agency experience
  • Experience working with retail clients essentail
  • Conceptual and exceptional advertising ability 
  • A portfolio that reflects creative copywriting proficiencies
  • Flair for writing imaginative, broad, disruptive, creative and original work
  • Understanding of advertising as a selling tool  
  • Capability to take on campaigns with multi-element tasks which require a concept and a thought-through process
  • Accept guidance and respond well to criticism 
  • Resilient – can accept setbacks 
  • Finely honed copywriting skills and latest techniques
  • Have a great sense of humour

Only submissions received via our dedicated recruitment address will be considered. Should you not hear from us within two weeks of your submission, please consider your application unsuccessful. We remain committed to the principles of employment equity.

Posted on 16 May 09:25

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