Copywriter – Cape Town (367 views)

Joe Public Cape Town
10 Sep 2020


Reporting to:              Executive Creative Director

Management level:    Mid

Direct Reports:          None

Purpose of the role: 

Copywriters are responsible for generating conceptual and creative communication. Their area of focus is the words, slogans and radio &TV scripts that accompany visuals from an art director.


Day to day:

  • To produce and craft original and usable concepts and copy in response to creative briefs
  • To present work internally and externally in a clear and professional manner
  • Work closely with relevant account teams, ensuring effective communication and management of teams’ expectations
  • Work with account teams to understand the clients’ brand and manage projects in a way that will support the delivery of the brand
  • To manage and take ownership of projects from origination to completion
  • Accurate recording of work time


  • Disseminate learning through other creative teams and the department
  • Develop skills and knowledge within yourself through on–the-job development, active participation in the agency and department
  • Provide feedback to your art director regarding improvements that could be made to your team, the department and agency
  • Create clear Joe Grow goals for yourself and set out to achieve your goals
  • Actively support and involve team members at the appropriate time to resolve issues
  • Encourage all members to look for collaborative ways to make Joe Public a great place to work

Minimum Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Degree or diploma in copywriting (or a degree in communication / literature / law etc. that shows competent writing skills)
  • Minimum years’ experience: +6 years in copywriting
  • A sound knowledge of the relevant structures and processes in the agency
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Confident communication skills 

Computer literacy:

  • MS Word
  • MS PowerPoint or Keynote
  • MS Outlook
  • Chase
  • And any other programmes or presentation tools needed to perform job

Salary: Negotiable