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  • 12 Jan \ Cape Town

    Social Media and Content Manager

    When M&C Saatchi was launched in 1995, it was of the belief that 'nothing is impossible'. A conviction that an individual can make what seems highly improbable happen. Six years after opening our doors in 2010 in South Africa, M&C Saatchi Abel was voted South Africa's best advertising agency, with over 180 staff in our Cape Town and Johannesburg offices.

    Our Africa team is looking for a dynamic social media content manager who is a self-starter, multi-tasker, someone who lives to innovate and can engage with our client’s audience’s on various social media platforms. This person must be bold and bright and excited to push themselves and their work to be audacious and unique! They will be working on international beer brands that are leaders in their field.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

    Lead and execute social media content and strategy for M&CSaatchi Africa client campaigns:
     
    •    Creating content plans in line with a brand’s social media strategy and tone
    •    Ensuring content is posted timeously across social media platforms
    •    Writing content that is suitable for various social media platforms
    •    Responding to and addressing the community’s queries and complaints efficiently, professionally and timeously
    •    Briefing in images to a design team in a clear and concise manner
    •    Liaising with client and or Account Manager to address key queries around social media
    •    Driving engagement and conversations with the community and ultimately establishing brand loyalty
    •    Identifying tactical and relevant opportunities to engage with the community
    •    Working closely with the Analytics team to drive positive sentiment and optimise on content opportunities
    •    Executing and optimising content during campaigns to ensure momentum and optimal visibility
    •    Keeping up-to-date with the latest trends within the digital and social media landscape
    •    Inputting into campaign ideas and creative brainstorming sessions
    •    Executing social media competitions and collating entries
    •    Compiling monthly social media platform reports and campaign reports
    •    Monitor effective benchmarks (best practices) for measuring the impact of Social Media campaigns. Analyse, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximise results

    EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

    •    Previous experience communicating in various African countries is beneficial
    •    Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience fulfilling the Social Media Manager role agency or client side
    •    Time management and multitasking skills – ability to prioritise and track time
    •    Displays in-depth knowledge, understanding & proficiency of Social Media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest, as well as emerging platforms etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios
    •    Conceptualisation of campaign ideas according to client briefs and proactive agency work
    •    Critical analysis of social media data in order to pull out key learnings to client- experience with paid media beneficial
    •    Is a team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary (i.e.: content development, creation and editing of content, and online reputation management)
    •    Good technical understanding and can pick up new tools quickly
    •    Professional demeanour internally and externally when dealing with clients
    •    Effective communication skills coupled with good presentation skills
    •    Maintains excellent writing and language skills
    •    Meticulous attention to detail
    •    Understanding of design principles


    ABOUT THE COMPANY

    M&C Saatchi Africa was born with a single purpose: to create the very best advertising and communications in Africa. We work with some of the most awarded marketers on the planet to help them connect to their consumers in Africa. We see our clients as partners, and we do everything that we can to help them solve their business challenges which sometimes even extends beyond marketing and advertising.

    We believe in Africa; in its potential and its people.

    We don't do ego.
    We solve in the positive.

    If this opportunity excites you, please apply!

    While we look at every CV submitted to us in detail, given the sheer volume of applications we’re not able to respond to every applicant personally. Rest assured that if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, we’ll keep your details on record for future consideration. 

    If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. 

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 21 Dec \ Cape Town

    Account Director

    We are a highly entrepreneurial and opportunity focused company who want to be the most desired creative company on the African continent and beyond. 
    We believe that “the people with the best people win” and are looking for a world class Cape Town based Account Director to join our team and be part of this audacious vision. 
    We are looking for a brave, bright, optimistic problem solver who has the following qualities:

    The successful candidate will have the following qualities:

    •    Previous advertising agency experience is essential working on TTL accounts
    •    Five+ years of experience in the account management function (big agency experience is preferable)
    •    Experienced in working with multiple senior clients across various stakeholders
    •    A natural leader with fantastic people skills - both within the agency environment and when dealing with client
    •    Has strong organisation, admin and time management skills, able to take the lead on projects
    •    Confident in presentation skills. Enjoys presenting strategic & creative work to clients
    •    Pays attention to the detail and worries about the little things
    •    Has strong integrated marketing skills
    •    Is energetic with a go-getter attitude 
    •    Ability to understand and interpret data
    •    An interest in financial services and telecommunication is preferable
    •    Good knowledge of media landscape (traditional & digital)
    •    Strong strategic thinking ability
    •    Solutions driven 

    We don't do ego.
    We solve in the positive.

    While we look at every CV submitted to us in detail, given the sheer volume of applications we’re not able to respond to every applicant personally. Rest assured that if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, we’ll keep your details on record for future consideration. 

    If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. 

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 15 Nov \ Cape Town

    Account Manager

    We are a highly entrepreneurial and opportunity focused company who want to be the most desired creative company on the African continent and beyond. We believe that “the people with the best people win” and are looking for a world class Cape Town based Account Manager to join our team and be part of this audacious vision. 

    We are looking for a brave, bright, optimistic problem solver who has the following qualities:

    •    Demonstrate a passion for creativity and ideas and seeks to grow his/her business portfolio through enviable creative solutions
    •    Connector of dots – someone who can work across a complex client business & drive cohesion
    •    Operational smarts – ability to get work out in an efficient & effective manner
    •    High level of EQ
    •    Three to five years' experience in the account management function (big agency experience is preferable)
    •    Experienced in working with senior clients across multiple stakeholders
    •    A natural leader with fantastic people skills - both within the agency environment and when dealing with client
    •    Has strong organisation, admin and time management skills, able to take the lead on projects
    •    Pays attention to the details and worries about the little things
    •    Has strong integrated marketing skills
    •    Is energetic with a go-getter attitude
     
    We don't do ego.
    We solve in the positive.

    If this opportunity excites you, please apply!

    While we look at every CV submitted to us in detail, given the sheer volume of applications we’re not able to respond to every applicant personally. Rest assured that if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, we’ll keep your details on record for future consideration. 

    If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. 

     

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 5 Oct \ Cape Town

    Strategy Partner

    M&C Saatchi Abel Cape Town is looking for a highly experienced Strategy Partner with a proven track record. Smart, sharp thinkers need only apply.

    In this role, you will work as part of a senior leadership team with a Business Partner and Creative Partner to oversee, build and lead respected and admired relationships with key clients,  including Takealot.com, Superbalist and MR D


    The ideal candidate will have industry cred and meet the following criteria:

    •    Eight+ years in a strategy role (preferably in an advertising agency environment)
    •    The ability to be an all-around strategic thinker across channels and disciplines
    •    Self-starter with relentless energy and tenacity
    •    Highly creative thinker who comes to the table with an informed point of view
    •    Thrive in an entrepreneurially orientated environment with fast turn-around times
    •    Experience in fashion and online retailer would be an added bonus.
    •    A hunger for the industry and an interest to grow
    •    A strong agency pedigree and will add to the culture of the agency 
    •    Highly positive, interesting, and effortless to work with

    This is a great opportunity with a lot of scope for development and career growth.

    We don't do ego.
    We solve in the positive.

    While we look at every CV submitted to us in detail, given the sheer volume of applications we’re not able to respond to every applicant personally. Rest assured that if we like what we see, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, we’ll keep your details on record for future consideration. 

    If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. 

    jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za