Boomtown, Art Director – Copywriter Team

Remuneration:negotiable cost-to-company 
Benefits:Included in CTC
Location:Johannesburg, Bryanston,
Remote work:Some remote work allowed
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Job policy:Employment Equity position

Job description

Boomtown is looking for a talented senior copywriter and art director winning team! This team needs to be comfortable working across disciplines. We’re looking for a fully integrated team to bring their highly conceptual thinking to the studio. This is an opportunity for talented creatives who are driven to create award-winning work.  


  • To produce and craft original and usable concepts and copy in response to creative briefs 
  • Drive and write clear and concise messaging for TTL campaigns with words that will inform and engage target audiences. 
  • Work with other disciplines (strategists, media, accounts, etc.) to ensure cohesive team integration and alignment with broader business objectives.? 
  • Work with copywriters/strategists/digital to interpret briefs and deliver fresh ideas.
  • Lead brainstorms and conceptualisation  
  • Lead the craft and art direction and copy of an idea across multiple channels.
  • Take work from concept to final execution within deadlines.
  • Present completed ideas to clients/team members.
  • Stay on top of all trends and maintain best practices.
  • Be able to mock-up creative ideas and define the overall aesthetic of campaigns.
  • Ability to attend client briefings, compile presentations and present to clients.
  • Participate in pitches for new business


  • Degree or diploma/experience in art direction (Or a degree in communication / design / fine art etc. that shows competent visual skills) 
  • Degree or diploma/experience in copywriting (or a degree in communication / literature / linguistics etc) 
  • Minimum years’ experience: six+ years in Art Directing/Copywriting
  • Integrated experience (ATL and Digital) – a must!
  • Strong conceptual ability and solid design/writing skills with a portfolio that demonstrates strong ATL & Digital
  • Award winning portfolios a plus
  • Awards list a plus
  • Advertising agency experience – a must
  • Must have strong conceptual skills.
  • FMCG background an added advantage
  • The consistent ability to produce and confidently communicate fresh ideas, copy and visual concepts.
  • Acute observation and an eye for detail.
  • MS Word
  • MS PowerPoint or Keynote
  • MS Outlook
  • Chase/Workbook
  • InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator 

When submitting your CV include the following:

  • CV 
  • Portfolio/ Link to an online portfolio showcasing your work 

Company Description

Our cultural roots and deep, on-the-ground market immersion ensures we deliver relevant creative solutions, understanding the people who make up South Africa’s main market and connecting your brand with their hearts and buying behaviours.

Our strength lies in positioning global brands into Africa, as well as taking South African brands to the broader African market. We do this by creating standout brand presence through a deep on-the-ground cultural connection to the right market and its local catalysts.

At Boomtown, we see the power of people. Our people are the most valuable part of our business. They are insightful, world-class, creative, multidisciplinary, authentic, and professional. We see all that they can be and endeavor to provide the best environment for them to thrive in.

See yourself fitting in?

Get in touch.

Posted on 23 May 11:56, Closing date 22 Jul



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