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Job descriptionNinety9cents is a full service, integrated advertising agency located in Cape Town, and is one of South Africa’s largest independently-owned agencies. Led by founder and managing director Andrew Brand, the agency’s extensive client base includes leading brands such as Shoprite/Checkers, Ackermans, PUMA and the Spur Group, to name a few.
We are looking for a detail-obsessed, big thinker, passionate, hard-working, self-motivated ATL copywriter, with the ability to grasp a client's strategy and brand, and deliver beautiful, insightful, polished work to join our team!
Main duties include but are not limited to:
- Translate the brief and the strategic requirements into compelling creative solutions
- Present 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 base on sound strategies
- Pro-actively identify creative trends and opportunities
- Direct and produce effective, impactful and compelling advertising that reflects insight into the task, the brand and the target marke
- Write copy and scripts for electronic/digital media
- Write and produce for radio
- Direct radio towards a high-quality final product
- Take ownership of tasks and actively manage the creative process to progress towards deadline
- Ability to take on campaigns with multi-elements tasks which requires a concept and a thought through process
- A tertiary qualification in copywriting and/or advertising
- At least three years' copywriting experience within an advertising agency
- A portfolio of evidence that reflects creative copywriting proficiencies
- Proficient in MS Word/PowerPoint/Keynote
- Excellent communication skills
- Understand advertising as a selling tool
- Team player
- Solution driven
- Great sense of humour
- Ability to accept guidance and respond well to criticism
- Meticulous with attention to detail
- Finely honed copywriting skills – ability to write imaginative, broad, intrusive, creative and original work
- Demonstrate creative insight and brilliance for client solutions across all media platforms
- Must be willing to work on alcohol brands
- Flexible to work overtime (if and when required)
We remain committed to the principles of Employment Equity.
Posted on 14 Oct 17:59
See also: Copywriter
Ninety9cents (99c) is an independent, full-service, integrated advertising & communications agency, with offices based in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Lusaka.
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