Copywriter Vacancy at 99C Advertising

Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Cape Town
Job level:Mid
Job policy:Employment Equity position

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
  • 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.

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