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Ogilvy Cape Town

Jnr Copywriter

Remuneration:R14000 - R16000 per month negotiable Basic salary 
Benefits:Medical Salary, Retirement Annuity
Location:Cape Town, Woodstock
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Junior/Mid
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Company:Ogilvy South Africa

Job description

  • The copywriter is a strategic thinker who can brainstorm ideas, develop concepts, and produce thoughtful, irresistible messaging and award-winning campaigns. The copywriter works closely with an art director on integrated accounts and reports to a senior creative team and creative director.
  • The copywriter/art director team is responsible for conceptual and executing against marketing strategies. The copywriter is adept at writing persuasive, compelling copy that motivates and inspires the target to take the desired action.  In addition to writing to various audiences, the writer is expected to craft copy for a variety of disciplines, including direct, broadcast, digital, loyalty, promotional and instructional.


  • If candidate had been awarded or shortlisted in awards categories it will be favourably considered
  • Must be highly creative and imaginative, and curious about clients’ products or services
  • Must be skilled in writing clear, concise and grammatically correct copy
  • Have the ability to understand the different language styles that appeal to various target markets
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Should work well in a team and with a range of creative people
  • Must work under pressure and manage workloads effectively
  • Must be highly self-motivated and well organised
  • Have the ability to see other people’s points of view and take on board feedback
  • Must be able to work within strict budgets
  • Must have an eye for detail
  • Strong in both concept generation and copywriting – looking for talent we can grow
  • Agency experience a non-negotiable requirement
  • Contactable references are key
The talent team at Ogilvy appreciates your interest in the agency and thanks to 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 no heard from the talent team within six weeks of application please note that for this particular role you were not shortlisted.

Posted on 17 Apr 09:17

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