Remuneration: Market related 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Mid
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #Copy99c01
Company: Ninety9cents

Job description

Ninety9cents is a full service, integrated advertising agency located in Cape Town, and is one of South Africa’s largest independently-owned agencies. Led by founder and managing director Andrew Brand, the agency’s extensive client base includes leading brands such as Shoprite/Checkers, Ackermans, PUMA and the Spur Group, to name a few.

We are looking for a detail-obsessed, big thinker, passionate, hard-working, self-motivated ATL copywriter, with the ability to grasp a client's strategy and brand, and deliver beautiful, insightful, polished work to join our team.

Main duties include but are not limited to:
  • Translate the brief and the strategic requirements into compelling creative solutions
  • Present work to the creative group Head and/or creative director
  • Together with an art director, generate effective, innovative and compelling creative concepts for individual ads or campaigns based on sound strategies
  • Pro-actively 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 electronic/digital media
  • Write and produce for radio
  • Direct radio towards a high-quality final product
  • Take ownership of tasks and actively manage the creative process to progress towards deadline
  • Ability to take on campaigns with multi-elements tasks which requires a concept and a thought-through process


  • A tertiary qualification in copywriting and/or advertising
  • At least three years of copywriting experience within an advertising agency
  • A portfolio of evidence that reflects creative copywriting proficiencies
  • Proficient in MS Word/PowerPoint/Keynote
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understand advertising as a selling tool  
  • Team player
  • Assertive
  • Energetic
  • Solution driven
  • Resilient
  • Great sense of humour
  • Ability to accept guidance and respond well to criticism 
  • Meticulous with attention to detail
  • Finely honed copywriting skills – ability to write imaginative, broad, intrusive, creative and original work
  • Demonstrate creative insight and brilliance for client solutions across all media platforms
  • Must be willing to work on alcohol brands
  • Flexible to work overtime (if and when required)
Interested candidates must please submit a concise CV and a portfolio of evidence . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within two weeks after submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

We remain committed to the principles of Employment Equity.

Posted on 23 Apr 10:08

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