Senior Copywriter

  • 50 Harrington St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
  • Full-time

Company Description

Saatchi & Saatchi is the Nothing is Impossible agency.

We are a creative and strategic hub that develops and implements integrated solutions for our blue chip clients across multiple markets – from offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. 

We’re a diverse, dynamic and collaborative team, led by strategy and fired by creativity. 

We believe in the power of emotion to break through to people and in the necessity of sharp campaign design to deliver the most effective results – an approach we call Heart and Smart.

As part of the Saatchi & Saatchi global network, and the Publicis Africa Group, we collaborate with partner agencies to deliver a myriad of specialized solutions. 

Saatchi & Saatchi has a rich history of building brands across Africa. We are proud to be a B-BBEE Level 1 Black Designated Group Supplier.

Job Description

MID - SENIOR COPYWRITER

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Develop and execute outstanding work across ATL/BTL.
  • Understand the client’s strategy and business context, and always aim to do work that performs.
  • Working closely with an Art Director to generate creative ideas and concepts to fulfil the client’s brief.
  • Producing the “words” of sketches, storyboards, roughs or ‘scamps’ to communicate ideas to the client.
  • Work closely and in co-operation with strategic planning and client service department under the direction of the Creative Director.
  • Presentation of concepts and ideas internally (CD and Account Management) and to client when requested.
  • Build a strongly collaborative relationship with broader team, partners and clients.
  • Timeous execution of work as scheduled by the traffic manager ensuring that deadlines are met.
  • Accountable for checking all the content, ensuring that it retains the highest standard.
  • Working on several campaigns at once, sometimes under pressure and often to tight deadlines.
  • Casting actors for TV and radio work, and listening to voice tapes.
  • Liaising with photographers, typographers, designers etc.
  • Visiting and assessing locations for potential shoots.
  • Working on location.
  • Having an opinion on the effectiveness of competitor advertising campaigns.
  • Contribute to proactivity and innovative thinking on brands.
  • Assistance with pitches, awards and new business presentations as required.
  • Push their craft to make the work shine.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Talented, motivated Writer
  • 7 years+ agency experience
  • Integrated thinker
  • Examples of exciting work to illustrate good integrated ideation is essential
  • Ability to articulate creative concepts clearly and succinctly and good presentation skills are essential
  • Must have an understanding and keep up to date with the latest creative trends
  • Writing clear, persuasive, original, highly creative and imaginative copy
  • Have an eye for detail

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Career-Driven
  • Courageous
  • Passionate
  • Connected
  • A team player
  • Trusted
  • Idea obsessed
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