Copywriter Junior (Western Cape)
Reference Number 99cSG14
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 experienced and exceptionally talented Copywriter to work on TTL accounts. 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
2-5 years’ advertising experience
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.
Work Level Junior
Salary Market Related
EE Position Yes
Location Western Cape