Digital Production/Producer

Senior Digital Producer: Global Ad Agency – Cape Town

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We have a terrific job opportunity for a Senior Digital Producer at a global agency in Cape Town. Interested applicants should have functional knowledge of coding platforms. You should have a passion for digital communication and be driven and organised. This is demanding and fast paced and exciting role. Are you up to the challenge?


  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the development and creative studio digital team ensuring accuracy, adherence to processes and agreed budget.
  • Allocate and manage distribution of work across the team, ensuring adherence to timelines and budget.
  • Project management
  • Scope, schedule and manage the production of all digital studio projects in terms of timing, deliverables and functional specifications
  • Develop budgets, estimates and proposals in response to client briefing, ensuring all costs are approved and processes followed
  • Create, manage and report against project schedule/status report
  • Ensure projects are implemented according to requirements and specifications, continually reviewing work for accuracy and functionality
  • Resolve project, design or development challenges before they impact delivery timeline or budget
  • Schedule and brief development and design work into the studio as required ensuring compliance to studio briefing process
  • Ensure all creative work is reviewed according to the creative review process before presentation to client and any changes requested to the design following sign-off re-enter the review process
  • Coordinate with agency partners and online brand management team to ensure delivery of assets (photography, copy, design) according to production schedule
  • Attend all client meetings from briefing to presentation confirming all action points.
  • Maintain an overview of all work in progress, keeping senior management up to date with all issues and recommend appropriate solutions
  • Ensure projects are completed within budget, on time and achieve margin targets.
  • Ensure accurate and timely billing of work and costs as per our agreement with clients and in keeping with the monthly billing cycle
  • Manage weekly and monthly WIP of project expenses and update all required documentation
  • Maintaining accurate expenses/disbursements records against jobs.
  • Build effective relationships with our clients by acting as the central point of contact for the client relationship across multiple projects
  • Manage and maintain healthy relationships with business units within the agency locally, nationally and with international group partners.

The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Relevant industry standard qualification
  • A minimum of 4 years related work experience as a digital producer/interactive project manager
  • Agency experience preferred
  • Passion for digital communication
  • Excellent project management skills – proven ability to own projects from beginning to end
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, high stress environment
  • Strong sense of team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of software, tools, techniques and file formats used within digital projects (experienced with MS Project)
  • Excel proficiency required
  • Good technical knowledge of front and back end web technologies (.Net & PHP)
  • Experience in delivering website builds and social media campaigns
  • Clear knowledge and expertise of the content life cycle and content management systems and process
  • Strong vocabulary of digital technology
  • Strong understanding of marketing principles and requirements and their relation to user experience
  • Strong desire to keep up to date with emerging technologies
  • Strong management and mentoring skills
  • Ability to inspire, communicate and collaborate with colleagues and agency partners
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Good strategic thinker
  • Proven financial ability.

Should you not receive a response within 10 days, please consider your application for this specific position unsuccessful.

City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Level of Expertise: Senior
Remuneration: Negotiable
Reference Number: #Chris2015