Search jobs

Related jobs

More tv jobs...

Creative Developer

Location:Johannesburg, Randburg
Education level:Diploma
Company:Rapid Blue

Job description

Rapid Blue, one of the leading production companies in Africa, is looking for a creative developer to join the creative team.

Closing date for applications: 14 February 2022

Start date: 1 April 2022

  • Take briefs, brainstorm, research, conceptualise, develop, write-up and present treatments in response to client briefs.
  • Proactively develop new creative properties for Rapid Blue.
  • Contribute creative ideas to Rapid Blue’s Development Department and assist on projects with the creative skills you possess - chiefly writing.
  • Take detailed briefs from the Head of Creative Development, Head of Television and Managing Director, and occasionally from clients, with full understanding of the creative, budgetary and scheduling requirements.
  • Brainstorm, research and develop concepts suited to the client brief.
  • Work closely with the Head of Creative Development to ensure that clients’ needs and expectations are being met in the treatment and that the treatment will be presented in accordance with the client’s expected timelines.
  • Rework concepts according to clients’ needs.
  • Find creative solutions for delivering high-end productions on smaller budgets.
  • Be flexible and available to help with other productions, with creative development and/or researching.
  • Be involved in creative-, skill- and idea-sharing sessions to help grow Rapid Blue’s creative capacity.
  • Stay abreast of local and global trends (especially African pop culture) in the TV and online engagement landscapes, production processes and available technology.
  • Stay abreast of the branded entertainment landscape and understand how it can be used to meet marketing objectives.

Application process:

Email the following documents to moc.eulbdipar@sboj, with “Creative Developer” as the subject:
  • CV with 2 contactable references
  • Cover letter (tell us why we should pick you!)
  • Copy of qualifications or letter from institution
  • Copy of ID

If you do not receive feedback within 3 weeks of applying, you may consider your application unsuccessful.

Visit us at


  • A media-related or English diploma/degree qualification (or equivalent).

  • 8 - 15 years’ experience in the production industry.

Skills, knowledge and abilities:
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft and Apple applications.
  • Graphic and editing skills advantageous.
  • Strong communication skills - able to communicate clearly, understandably, and assertively.
  • Excellent spelling, grammar and writing skills.
  • High accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent creative solution skills.
  • Proficient in Keynote and PowerPoint to create and present strong treatments.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Basic video editing skills for video required for inclusion within Keynote or PowerPoint presentations.
  • Interpersonal skills to deal with brands, their agencies and partners.
  • Solid general knowledge and interest in current affairs, pop culture and African culture.
  • Ability to contribute effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to think logically.
  • Able to deliver well-researched, accurate, insightful, and outstanding material within deadline and in accordance with the brief.
  • Strong ability to receive and apply feedback.
  • Able to take initiative and be pro-active and innovative.
  • Deadline-driven.
  • Energy and enthusiasm in area of expertise.
  • Open to job flexibility and assisting colleagues wherever possible.
  • High level of creativity, especially in the ideation of new concepts articulated in deck form for internal consideration as solutions to platform needs.

Company Description

Started in 1993 by Duncan and Kee-Leen Irvine, Rapid Blue is built on passion, strategic thinking, innovation, quality and deep insights into our audiences. We’ve grown from a boutique business into a production powerhouse, infusing a host of global hits with local flavour, developing original content, creating authentic brand experiences, winning loads of awards and building deep, lasting relationships.

Our productions and facilitations include Dancing With the Stars, The Bachelor, Family Feud, Got Talent, Shark Tank, Come Dine With Me, Love Island, and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here to name just a few.

Creativity and agility are at the heart of what we do and we’re experts at finding innovative and cost effective solutions to any content challenge that comes our way. Whether it is a television commission or developing content around a brand’s marketing strategy, we’re able to draw on our incredible production experience and world class networks to create talked-about content that makes a measurable difference to our clients and their audiences. We are currently proposing a number of broadcast and online solutions for various clients who are facing unprecedented challenges due to the worldwide pandemic of Covid-19.

Rapid Blue is all about strategy, process, craft and collaboration and we’ll work hard to get to know a brand, channel or platform to make sure we deliver on their objectives as seamlessly and as swiftly as possible. We are experts in putting together advertiser funded programming, with a track record of hit-shows that have had a positive impact on our clients’ bottom line. We’re able to align brands with the world’s biggest entertainment formats, or create something bespoke that truly gets a brand’s message out there.

Online and mobile are the strongest platforms for turning content into personal, intuitive and accessible experiences, especially for mobile-conscious African audiences, where broadcast access may be limited. We know how to adapt content designed for on-air viewers to non-linear creative strategies for online consumers.

BBC Studios invested in Rapid Blue in 2016 and we are their production partners in Africa, having produced The Great South African Bake Off, the evergreen Come Dine With Me and, a new offering, First Dates South Africa.

Posted on 14 Jan 15:48, Closing date 15 Feb

Apply by email

Or apply with your Biz CV

Create your CV once, and thereafter you can apply to this ad and future job ads easily.

Full Stack Java Developer
Johannesburg R 620 - R 750 per hour
This is a ground-breaking opportunity within the automotive industry.
14 hours ago
Senior Java Software Developer
Johannesburg R 800000 - R 840000 per year
Want to take your career to new heights?  A leading JSE listed groundbreaking mobile technology organisation is on the prowl for their next senior Java software...
17 hours ago
Intermediate C# Developer
Be part of a well-known consulting house that houses only the best developers and get the opportunity to be part of the development of bespoke solutions.
18 hours ago
Mid-Senior Java Developer
Johannesburg, Fairlands
South Africa’s most dynamic, fastest-growing financial institute requires mid to senior Java developers to join their dynamic, innovative, award-winning business...
19 hours ago
Senior Full Stack Developer
Join one of the best groups in the financial services industry and be part of a fun and dynamic group of developers known for being very innovative in the Microsoft...
19 hours ago
Senior Java Developer
Johannesburg, Sandton
We are on the hunt for a Senior Developer who is strong on Spring and Java.
20 hours ago
Oracle Compass Developer
Johannesburg, Sandton R 650 - R 700 per hour
A once in a lifetime opportunity has become available for a senior Oracle Compass developer to join a business that offers insurance, financial and wellness products for...
20 hours ago
Full Stack Angular Java Developer
Pretoria, Centurion
A forward-thinking group has a great opening in their growing team and are looking for awesome developers with Java and Angular expertise.
20 hours ago
Front End Developer - AngularJS/Angular
Join this local SaaS provider in the Customer Experience Industry with a fast-growing international presence.
20 hours ago
Front End Developer
The coding talents of a passionate front end developer who enjoys the challenge of building complex systems is sought by a dynamic & independent Consultancy to join...
1 day ago
Mobile Developer - Android/iOS
The coding wizardry of a talented Mobile Developer with strong Android and iOS skills is sought by a dynamic Independent Management Consultancy to join its team.
1 day ago
Mid-Level Back-End Java Developer
Johannesburg R 800000 - R 850000 per year
This is one of the UK’s finest and the world’s largest in its game - focusing on wealth management products across: banks, insurers, and asset managers to...
1 day ago
Senior C# Developer
An award-winning and flourishing Software dev shop, that’s key focus is on customer engagement/feedback, is on the hunt for a Senior C# Developer to join their...
1 day ago
Junior C#/ .Net Developer
As a junior C# / .Net developer you will be working with a team of passionate technology professionals, developing with modern technologies.
1 day ago
Junior C# Developer
Pretoria, Centurion
One of the top companies’ that deals with online systems has an exciting opportunity tailored-made for you.
1 day ago
C#/.Net Team Lead
This real-time EFT payment solution company is looking to onboard a C#/ .Net team Lead with 6 years software development and two years’ team lead experience.
1 day ago
Senior Java Developer
Johannesburg, Sandton R 850000 - R 900000 per year
Are you looking for a new opportunity in a world-class technology in environment? If so, a Financial Services Giant based in Johannesburg with African roots is looking...
1 day ago
Junior C# Developer
Be part of an exciting opportunity in a fast-growing financial technology business.
1 day ago
WordPress Developer
Johannesburg, Fourways
We are looking to hire a skilled WordPress developer to design and implement attractive and functional websites for our clients.
Creative Space Media
1 day ago
Senior C# Developer
Pretoria, Centurion
These guys are partnering with customers in their data-driven digital activation and transformation journey and providing solutions to address their specific needs.
1 day ago
Senior Java Developer
Johannesburg R 900 - R 950 per hour
Here is an opportunity for you to join the largest open medical scheme in South Africa, with over 3.3million beneficiaries.
1 day ago
Senior C# Developer
Be part of one of the top financial services companies based in Johannesburg and work amongst only the top developers.
2 days ago
Senior C# Developer
Are you a Senior C# Developer who can develop quality software and web applications along with analysing and maintaining existing software applications? In this position...
2 days ago
Intermediate Full Stack Developer - .Net Core/Azure
Are you an intermediate .Net Core developer with proven exceptional Azure experience using Azure PaaS services such as Azure functions, Azure App Services, Azure API...
2 days ago
Senior C# .Net Developer
This phenomenal software development hub specialises in seamless user experiences and innovative technology.
2 days ago
Intermediate C# Full Stack Developer - Azure
One of the best dev houses is looking for an Intermediate C# Software Developer to join their dynamic team.
2 days ago
Senior C# Full Stack Developer
Are you looking to be part of a team of experts dedicated to advancing future markets? You will be required to deliver high-quality working software which all...
2 days ago
Java Developer - Bots Dev
Johannesburg R 900000 - R 1000000 per year
Awesome chance to get involved in a team working on high-performance financial platforms and applications in a Fintech environment! You will be based in a progressive...
2 days ago
Software Developer - SpringBoot/Java/Aws
Johannesburg, Sandton
Take your career to the next level by joining a leading JSE listed groundbreaking mobile Technology organisation that is on the prowl for their next Software...
20 Jan 2022
Intermediate Web Developer
Johannesburg, Fourways R540000 per month
Join a market-leading company that is continually designing and developing its upgrades according to technological trends.
20 Jan 2022
Let's do Biz