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Retail Copywriter

Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Johannesburg, Bryanston
Education level:Diploma
Job level: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 for digital and print deliverables. The copywriter works closely with an art director on integrated accounts and reports to the creative director.

Experience, skills and qualities required:
  • 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 the talent we can grow.
  • Agency experience a non-negotiable requirement – of more than 3 years.
  • Preferably no healthcare experience although a willingness to work in healthcare is necessary
  • Contactable references are key


  • Must have three to five years' agency experience as a copywriter 
  • Must have worked on retail clients
Please submit a portfolio of work done with your application

Posted on 24 May 12:41

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Ogilvy South Africa

We are a Johannesburg-based integrated advertising agency defined by a devotion to brands and a dedication to ideas.

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