Middleweight Copywriter Job, Johannesburg

Remuneration: negotiable depending on experience
Location: Johannesburg
Remote work: Not applicable
Level of education: Diploma
Job level: Environment
Travel requirement: Occasional
Employment Policy: Employment equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #GCM170222C
Company: Gorilla

job description

We are looking for a copywriter with at least three to five years of agency experience and a proven track record. Our ideal candidate is a creative team player who knows how to express his constructive opinion and who has a strong appetite for insightful ideas as well as an insatiable curiosity about everything. We are great at asking “why?” ” here.

Working across three cross-functional teams spanning all brands, your focus will be to design and execute, interpret briefs intelligently, generate copy ideas across all channels, and execute them with clarity for internal audiences and external.

A warning: you are going to be responsible for some things. We expect you to take responsibility and deliver.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Interpret debriefs and compose a variety of compelling written content (digital and TTL)
  • Produce original, clear and credible ideas/campaign messages/TV/video/radio scripts/presentations.
  • Deliver well-thought-out solutions and communicate them internally, challenging the status quo.
  • Participate in brainstorms and ideation activities to conceptualize campaigns and get the best possible work out of the team involved.
  • Develop clear communication guidelines and bring creative concepts to life through copy.
  • Consider using media/channels to enhance executions by providing added value.
  • Clearly articulated concepts and written work.
  • Propose creative innovation through the contribution of pitches and proactive projects.
  • Monitor campaign effectiveness, update and modify campaigns based on feedback.
  • Escalate information to relevant parties.
  • Checking the quality of all copy deliverables and ensuring that the highest creative standards are met.
  • Develop and maintain brand copy standards, provide direction to junior staff.
  • Troubleshoot and interpret communication solutions based on Elder review and feedback.


  • A degree or diploma in writing or similar
  • At least three to five years of experience in an editorial role
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, MacOSX and copy-based software
  • Creativity and ability to produce innovative and original ideas
  • Excellent communication skills to successfully communicate and coordinate creatives
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of creative and digital processes and techniques
  • Good proofreading and presentation skills
  • The ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to execute tasks proactively

Company Description

Gorilla is an award-winning creative digital agency with offices in Johannesburg and Durban. Our mission is to bring work to the world that makes our customers and their customers say, “That’s really great! The success of our mission requires a diverse group of creatives who are talented, collaborative, insightful, accountable and pretty awesome themselves.

Posted Feb 17 13:04, Closing date April 18


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