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, Spur Group and Distell, to name a few. We are looking for a talented ATL copywriter to join our 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 Group Head and/or Creative Director
- 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 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
- A tertiary qualification in copywriting and/or advertising
- At least two years of copywriting experience within an advertising agency
- A portfolio of evidence that reflects creative copywriting proficiencies
- Proficient in MS Word / PowerPoint / Keynote
- Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
- Strong presentation skills
- Finely honed copywriting skills – ability to write imaginative, broad, intrusive, creative and original work that demonstrates creative insights and brilliance for client solutions across all media platforms
- Understand advertising as a selling tool
- Ability to work within a team as well as independently
- Ability to remain calm in a highly pressurized environment
- "Out of the box" creative thinking
- Great sense of humour
- Ability to accept guidance and respond well to criticism
- Meticulous with attention to detail
- Flexible to work overtime (if and when required)
- Must be willing to work on alcohol brands
We remain committed to the principles of Employment Equity.
Posted on 13 Jan 10:48
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Ninety9cents (99c) is an independent, full-service, integrated advertising & communications agency, with offices based in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Lusaka.
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