Copywriter – Agency / In House

Junior to Mid-Weight ATL Copywriter: Retail – Cape Town

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Preference will be given to candidates from a previously disadvantaged background.

We have a super job opportunity for a talented, Junior to Mid-weight Above-the-Line Copywriter at a flourishing full service, integrated advertising agency based in Cape Town. In this role you will be responsible for creating effective, impactful, and compelling creative on a fabulous Retail account. We’re looking for a passionate and driven creative to join the team.


  • Translating the brief and the strategic requirements into a compelling creative solution
  • Presentation of work to the Creative Group Head and/or Creative 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
  • Write copy and scripts for digital media
  • Direct radio towards a high-quality final product
  • Take ownership of your tasks and actively manage the creative process to progress towards deadline
  • Writing and production for radio


The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Industry relevant degree/diploma
  • 3 years copywriting experience within an agency
  • Proficient in PowerPoint/Keynote, MS Word
  • Conceptual and exceptional advertising ability 
  • A portfolio that reflects creative copywriting proficiencies
  • Flair for writing imaginative, broad, intrusive, creative and original work
  • Understanding of advertising as a selling tool  
  • Capability to take on campaigns with multi-element tasks which requires a concept and a thought through process
  • Accept guidance and respond well to criticism 
  • Resilient – can accept setbacks 
  • Able to demonstrate creative insight and brilliance for client solutions across all media platforms.
  • Detail-obsessed big thinker, passionate and hard-working, self-motivated team player with the ability to grasp a client’s strategy and brand, and deliver beautiful, insightful, polished work.

Should you not receive a response within one week, please consider your application unsuccessful.

City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Level of Expertise: Junior-Mid
Remuneration: Negotiable
Reference Number: #Tam471