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Ogilvy Cape Town

Mid-Snr Art Director - Conceptual

Remuneration:R25000 - R30000 per month negotiable Basic salary 
Benefits:Medical Aid, pension fund
Location:Cape Town, Woodstock
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Type:Permanent
Reference:#AD/OCT
Company:Ogilvy CT


Job description

The art director needs to be someone who is conceptual, loves their craft and is awards driven, someone who is versatile, and loves working across a range of different brands. A quick thinker needs to be proactive and understand how to run a campaign and push the process forward and meet the objectives of the brief. They also need to understand the pace of a fast working environment and be confident in their roll out of collateral and work to finished art. Must be proficient in the latest software and confident working on a Mac. We want someone that is pitch fit and able to work under pressure. 

In order to deliver exceptional quality, award-winning work, the following tasks and responsibilities need to be fulfilled:

  • Work with other disciplines (strategists, developers, media, accounts, etc.) to ensure cohesive team integration, and alignment with broader business objectives
  • Work with art copywriters/strategists/content managers to interpret briefs and deliver fresh ideas
  • Lead brainstorms and conceptualisation
  • Lead the craft and art direction of an idea across multiple channels
  • Mock up creative ideas and define the overall aesthetic of campaigns
  • Attend client briefings, compile presentations and present to clients
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Brief and manage photographers
  • Video creation/editing ability
  • Participate in pitches for new business
  • Perform any other duties as reasonably requested


                    Requirements

                    Key requirements in terms of education and experience for this position include:
                    • Study products and services to decide the main selling feature.
                    • Create ideas for advertising and promotion, together with copywriters.
                    • Consult with clients to obtain a clear understanding of their visual communication requirements and develop design roughs (visual or sketches).
                    • Produce advertisements for newspapers, radio, television, cinema screens, billboards, catalogues, and for displays in shops – this involves using techniques such as photography, illustration, and computer generated imagery.
                    • Supervise all production stages.
                    At Ogilvy & Mather we celebrate diversity for the benefit of both our clients and employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we invite all applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position should you fit our criteria.

                    The Talent Team at Ogilvy appreciates your interest in the agency and thanks you for your application. However, due to high volumes of applications received we will only be able to contact candidates that have met the minimum recruitment criteria. If you have not heard from the Ogilvy Talent Acquisition Team within 6 weeks of application, please note that you were not shortlisted for this particular role and your application has been unsuccessful.

                    Posted on 06 Mar 10:06

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