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Junior Digital Strategist

Location:Johannesburg, Sandton
Education level:Degree
Job level:Junior

Job description

Who are we looking for?
  • A confident, independent voice in the development of strategic and creative work which build clients’ businesses.
  • Must have the ability to develop strong relationships with cross-functional teams – client service, fellow strategists as well as the creative teams and the company at large.
  • Be able to foster a mutual relationship with the team that allows for the creation of breakthrough ideas. They must be respected and confident enough to critique and redirect the creative process when required to.
  • Clients must respect their thinking, their honesty and their influence within the agency and in the clients’ business. 
  • We are looking for a game changer, a dent maker, instigator, not the ordinary and definitely not the usual. Are you a left-field thinker?
  • Welcome aboard.
  • Insightful knowledge of a client’s brand and business imperatives
  • Ability to write clear, compelling strategic arguments
  • Lead qualitative and quantitative research projects
  • Provide pivotal stimulus and inspiration for strategic direction
  • Have a solid understanding of the digital marketing value chain and processes
  • Enrich the strategic work by generating sharp, piercing insights and business arguments
  • Consistently convert strategic direction into winning creative campaigns [excellence] 
  • Influence the creative process and be actively sought out by creatives during the idea development phase, for your point of view.
  • Ability to be an arbiter on ideas and have tough conversations when necessary
  • Contribute to the development of ideas that enhance the agency’s core service offering (digital @ the core)
  • Lead the creative research process and help raise the level of creative excellence for accounts allocated to you in particular, as well as that of TBWA in overall
  • A partner to account directors, BUD’s, creative directors & marketing managers,
  • Together with BUDs and account directors lead in integrated processes
  • Develop business relationships with marketing directors, divisional heads
New business strategic role
  • Have an eye for spotting & creating revenue growth opportunities for the agency in your portfolio and elsewhere, that TBWA can deliver on
  • Pitches are a core part of business growth - be the first to raise your hand in being part of new business pitches


  • Have an inclination for great work and an obsession with clients’ businesses being on top
  • Guide account management in the overall running of your accounts (and others if required)
  • Contribute to the planning department’s internal work sessions
  • Mentor interns and have fun while doing great work that you’ll be proud of.
Experience and qualification required
  • Must have two years plus experience in a similar role
  • Bachelors Degree in related field 

Posted on 21 Jul 08:41

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