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  • 11 Jan \ Johannesburg

    Digital Strategist

    We are looking for an experienced Digital Strategist to join our team of bright, brave and open individuals. You will help us use digital technologies to achieve our clients business growth goals. 

    If you’re a tech-savvy trendsetter who has innovative ideas to improve customer experience, we would like to meet you. For this position, you should be strategic, analytical and ideally a creative thinker who is comfortable working with a team.

    Responsibilities

    1. Must have solid digital strategy experience.
    2. Must have solid knowledge of the digital landscape and the evolving nature of various social media and digital media platforms in order to guide the channel and platform approach.
    3. Must understand the full-life cycle of digital campaigns; from defining strong objectives based on client inputs and business goals to setting KPIs all the way to content planning and executional strategic thinking.
    4. Must be able to do full-funnel content strategy and planning.
    5. Must be able to identify data-driven human insights in order to steer strong creative ideas and conduct competitive, qualitative and quantitative research.
    6. Must be able to map out campaign and customer journeys. 
    7. Must be able to present compelling and persuasive digital strategies to senior clients as well as foster ongoing relationships and conversations with them.
    8. Must be able to build strong relationships with internal teams and drive understanding, consensus and collaboration among them.
    9. Must be able to mentor and guide junior team members and successfully partner with them.

    Requirements

    1. Proven work experience as a Digital Marketing Strategist (4yrs minimum) 
    2. Solid knowledge of web analytics tools like Google Analytics
    3. Hands on experience with online marketing tools and practices
    4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    5. Strong analytical and project management skills
    6. BSc degree in Marketing, Advertising or relevant field

    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. 

    strategyjhb@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 4 Jan \ Johannesburg

    Talent Acquisition 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 Johannesburg based Talent Acquisition Manager to help us attract & hire the very best talent to help achieve this audacious vision. We are looking for a brave, bright, optimistic problem solver who likes partnership & accountability as a way of being.

    This role will report directly into Partner & Head of Group HR, and will work closely with the entire HR across JHB & CPT. 

    One Measurement of Success:                                                                                                                                                               

    • You will create the greatest possible impact in our company though your innovative and progressive thinking – from Best Practice guidance, to finding new, unusual and interesting ways to find, attract and recruit the best talent.

    Core Responsibilities:

    • Talent Acquisition To define, implement and manage the on-going hiring strategies & processes across the M&C Saatchi SA, Group of Companies. Your ability to help us find and attract the best talent will be critical in ensuring for our meaningful transformation, to achieve set objectives and targets (In line with EE, BBBEE, Skills Dev & SETA)
    • Talent Bench Working closely with the business leads to continuously build a key and relevant talent bench per company and department, whilst constantly keeping your finger on the Industry Talent Pulse and movements.
    • Hiring You will operationally drive end-end recruitment (incl job specs/ job postings/ CV/Porti reviews/ interviews /reference checks/ offer letters).
    • Network Mining existing networks and building new ones within the advertising industry and also in adjacent creative sectors to bring in fresh, original thinkers.

    Core qualities we are looking for:

    • Approachable and open personality: You establish meaningful relationships with your colleagues; instil a sense of trust; and manage confidential information with the necessary discretion
    • Pro-active problem solver: Your ability to solve in the positive makes all the difference, because you not only find solutions, but you do so by consulting with relevant stakeholders to ensure you manage expectations accordingly & proactively
    • Passionate about admin & the detail: You have a simple, effective and structured way of managing admin and multiple tasks simultaneously and with military precision.
    • Ability to work across all levels: You have a way of working and managing people, problems and tasks across all levels, and you do so with a consistent level of respect, ownership & accountability for whatever it is that are tackling. 

    Three things you must have:

    • A proven track record, responsible for Talent Acquisition and a broad knowledge of “Talent movement / Who is where “ in the industry.
    • Knowledge of Best Practice recruitment tools
    • Basic understanding of and exposure to various aspects of HR (Operational & those in line with the BCEA, EE, BBBEE & SETA)

    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. Please submit CV and application to:tracy@mcsaatchigroup.co.za

     

     

    tracy@mcsaatchigroup.co.za
  • 21 Dec \ Johannesburg

    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 Johannesburg based Account Director to join our team and be part of this audacious vision. We are looking for a brave, bright, optimistic problem solver.

    Six Core qualities that we are looking for:

    1. Passion for creativity - Fights for brilliant creative work and actively seeks to drive enviable creative solutions and opportunities on every brief.
    2. Connector of dots – someone who can work across a complex client business & drive cohesion by bringing the right people together to solve problems quickly.
    3. Operational smarts – ability to get work out in an efficient & effective manner
    4. Relationship builder – A natural leader who is able to work with multiple stakeholders both within the agency environment and when dealing with client.
    5. Passionate about admin & the detail: Pays attention to the details and worries about the little things and has strong organization, admin and time management skills.
    6. Drives positivity - is energetic with a go-getter attitude and injects this into the team

    Four simple ways you will be measured:

    1. Happy People: Build relationships of trust, respect and partnership within our culture that allows people to be and do their best, as well as be responsible for managing and growing the core skills of their junior team members.
    2. Happy Clients: Client has full trust and confidence in you to lead projects; take briefs; and manage client presentations without senior involvement.  You are able to identify opportunities to build on and grow the client relationship – You are able to surprise and delight beyond the day-to-day.
    3. Happy Money: You are responsible for ensuring the brand team charges for work correctly, and ensures the necessary "checks and balances" are in place to drive seamless financial administration of the account. You can also confidently do first drafts of fee proposals and has a very clear understanding of how the agency makes money.
    4. Happy Work: You have a trusted relationship with your creative, strategy and production teams and is able to conduct creative meetings and assess and push the work against the clarity of a well written brief. You continuously ensure that there is consistent brand alignment in all the work produced.

    Four things you must have

    • Five + years' experience in the account management function (big agency experience is preferable)
    • Experienced in working with senior clients across multiple stakeholders
    • Good knowledge of media landscape (traditional & digital)
    • A natural leader with fantastic people skills - both within the agency environment and when dealing with client

    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 by min January 2022, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. 

     

     

    jhbaccrecruitment@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 21 Dec \ Johannesburg

    Group 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 Johannesburg based Group Account Director to join our team and be part of this audacious vision. We are looking for a brave, bright, optimistic problem solver.

    6 Core qualities that we are looking for:

    • Passion for creativity - Fights for brilliant creative work and actively seeks to drive enviable creative solutions and opportunities on every brief.
    •  Connector of dots – someone who can work across a complex client business & drive cohesion by bringing the right people together to solve problems quickly.
    •  Operational smarts – ability to get work out in an efficient & effective manner
    •  Relationship builder – A natural leader who is able to work with multiple stakeholders both within the agency environment and when dealing with client.
    • Passionate about admin & the detail: Pays attention to the details and worries about the little things and has strong organization, admin and time management skills.
    • Drives positivity - is energetic with a go-getter attitude and injects this into the team

    Four simple ways you will be measured:

    • Happy People: Build relationships of trust, respect and partnership within our culture that allows people to be and do their best, as well as be responsible for managing and growing the core skills of their junior team members.
    • Happy Clients: Client has full trust and confidence in you to lead projects; take briefs; and manage client presentations without senior involvement.  You are able to identify opportunities to build on and grow the client relationship – You are able to surprise and delight beyond the day-to-day.
    • Happy Money: You are responsible for ensuring the brand team charges for work correctly, and ensures the necessary "checks and balances" are in place to drive seamless financial administration of the account. You can also confidently do first drafts of fee proposals and has a very clear understanding of how the agency makes money.
    • Happy Work: You have a trusted relationship with your creative, strategy and production teams and is able to conduct creative meetings and assess and push the work against the clarity of a well written brief. You continuously ensure that there is consistent brand alignment in all the work produced.

    Four things you must have

    • Five + years' experience in the account management function (big agency experience is preferable)
    • Experienced in working with senior clients across multiple stakeholders
    • Good knowledge of media landscape (traditional & digital)
    • A natural leader with fantastic people skills - both within the agency environment and when dealing with client

    One thing that will give you an edge

    You will be working on alcohol brands, so deep knowledge of the industry and a firm grasp of its terminology, advertising guidelines and rules will stand you in good stead.

    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 by mid January 2022, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. 

     

    jhbaccrecruitment@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 15 Dec \ Cape Town

    Head of Traffic

    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 dynamic Cape Town based Head of Traffic to join our team and be part of this audacious vision. We are looking for a brave, bright, optimistic problem solver.

    Four mandatories (candidates without the below will not be considered): 

    1. At least 5 years’ experience being in a traffic manager role focused on TTL advertising (ATL, BTL, DTP & Digital). Head of traffic experienced is preferred.
    2. An in-depth understanding of the key departments, processes and structures within an Advertising Agency across creative, account management, production, DTP. 
    3. Matric certificate with college or university exemption
    4. Must be PC literate: Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel - preferably with experience working CHASE software

    Four focus areas:

    1. Project Management- You take ownership of your portfolio of allocated jobs in studio & the respective creative teams assigned to them.  Your timing plans are considered & accurate and you strive to adhere to the commitments made to the various stakeholders
    2. Financial Management - With an understanding of the agency rates and how jobs are costed the Traffic Manager scopes out the project and together with the Head of Traffic and relevant ECD and CD's, allocates resources accordingly to ensure for projects run profitable.
    3. Stakeholder & Integration Management - You understand that your role is not in isolation of the other Agency departments - like Production, DTP, Account Management and even Strategy. As such, your orientation is to drive collaboration and integration in an effort for your teams to work better together. 
    4. Administrative Management: You pay attention to the detail  and worry about the little things, with strong organization, admin and time management skills.

    Five qualities we are looking for:

    1. Clarity: You leave no room for questions  as you ensure that all stakeholders are clear on what happens, by when and by whom.
    2. Business Savvy: You have the ability to have your finger on the pulse when it comes to finances: Managing of time vs money/ budgets and do this in a manner that leads to the most productive output / solutions for the jobs.
    3. High level EQ: You act as a barometer when it comes to people / workload and the general happiness factor in studio – You are able to raise, flag and manage this in an efficient and effective manner.
    4. Relationship Builder –You hold positive relationships with your studio resources, production and the suits you engage with on jobs. They enjoy working with you, because you support the fight for great work and are able to connect dots across departments seamlessly to drive solutions.
    5. Proactive Problem Solver - Your ability to solve in the positive, makes all the difference, because you not only find and implement solutions, but you do so by consulting with relevant stakeholders to ensure no deadline is missed. You never panic, and instead provides calmness to the storm.

    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 by mid Janaury 2022, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. 

     

    trafficcpt@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 14 Dec \ Johannesburg

    Digital 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 Johannesburg based Digital Account Manager to join our team and be part of this audacious vision. We are looking for a brave, bright, optimistic problem solver. 

    Six Core qualities that we are looking for: 

    1. Passion for creativity - Fights for brilliant creative work and actively seeks to drive enviable creative solutions and opportunities on every brief. 
    1. Connector of dots – someone who can work across a complex client business & drive cohesion by bringing the right people together to solve problems quickly. 
    1. Operational smarts – ability to get work out in an efficient & effective manner 
    1. Relationship builder –  A natural leader who is able to work with multiple stakeholders both within the agency environment and when dealing with client. 
    1. Passionate about admin & the detail: Pays attention to the details and worries about the little things and has strong organization, admin and time management skills. 
    1. Drives positivity -  is energetic with a go-getter attitude and injects this into the team 

    Four simple ways you will be measured: 

    1. Happy People: Build relationships of trust, respect and partnership within our culture that allows people to be  and do their best.  
    1. Happy Clients: Responsible for day-to-day client integration on active projects and ensure client is up to speed wrt status on jobs. Able to lead conversations and meetings regarding specific projects. Client must have a strong sense of confidence in you and must be able to depend on you for all the detail on projects. 
    1. Happy Money: With an understanding of how the agency makes money and how the account should be charged, you confidently manage the financial administration on your portfolio. 
    1. Happy Work: You have a trusted relationship with your creative and production teams and is able to conduct creative meetings and assess the work against the clarity of a well written brief.   

    Four things you must have 

    1. Three to five years' experience in the Digital account management function (big agency experience is preferable) 
    1. Experienced in working with senior clients across multiple stakeholders 
    1. A natural leader with fantastic people skills - both within the agency environment and when dealing with client 
    1. Love the world of digital! 

    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.  

     

     

    jhbaccrecruitment@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 9 Dec \ 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.

    Six Core qualities that we are looking for:

    1. Passion for creativity - Fights for brilliant creative work and actively seeks to drive enviable creative solutions and opportunities on every brief.
    2. Connector of dots – someone who can work across a complex client business & drive cohesion by bringing the right people together to solve problems quickly.
    3. Operational smarts – ability to get work out in an efficient & effective manner
    4. Relationship builder –  A natural leader who is able to work with multiple stakeholders both within the agency environment and when dealing with client.
    5. Passionate about admin & the detail: Pays attention to the details and worries about the little things and has strong organization, admin and time management skills.
    6. Drives positivity -  is energetic with a go-getter attitude and injects this into the team

    Four simple ways you will be measured:

    1. Happy People: Build relationships of trust, respect and partnership within our culture that allows people to be  and do their best. 
    2. Happy Clients: Responsible for day-to-day client integration on active projects and ensure client is up to speed wrt status on jobs. Able to lead conversations and meetings regarding specific projects. Client must have a strong sense of confidence in you and must be able to depend on you for all the detail on projects.
    3. Happy Money: With an understanding of how the agency makes money and how the account should be charged, you confidently manage the financial administration on your portfolio.
    4. Happy Work: You have a trusted relationship with your creative and production teams and is able to conduct creative meetings and assess the work against the clarity of a well written brief.  

    Three things you must have:

    1. Three to five years' experience in the account management function (big agency experience is preferable).
    2. Experienced in working with senior clients across multiple stakeholders.
    3. A natural leader with fantastic people skills - both within the agency environment and when dealing with client

    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. 

    account.management@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 9 Dec \ Johannesburg

    Digital Creative 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 dynamic Johannesburg based Digital Creative Director to join our team and be part of this audacious vision. We are looking for a brave, bright, optimistic problem solver

    Responsibilities include:

    • Ultimately responsible for the quality of the digital creative work across the agency and client portfolios
    • Driving innovation and best practice when it comes to all aspects of digital
    • Oversee Creative teams, including designers, writers, social media and content managers. (all development is done externally)                                    
    • Mentor & Manage the studio team – keep them happy, inspired and motivated.
    • Allocate work to teams in collaboration with traffic
    • Inspire creatives and the agency about work.
    • Give recognition and encourage those under you.
    • Do your own award-winning work. 

    Your success measure: Is the agency's digital work winning? Is the digital creative department happy and productive? Are you seamlessly integrated with the rest of the agency teams?                         

    Key focus areas
     People

    • Probably the most important part of your job. Rallying all agency disciplines from strat - account management - production - creative teams - traffic behind solving problems and creating great digital work.
    • You are also solely responsible for the happiness, performance and motivation levels of the entire digital creative department.
    • You are both manager and mentor - you need to facilitate and inspire great work. You need to have the excellent interpersonal skills and buy–in from all.

    Conceptual

    • You are ultimately responsible for the quality of thinking that you and the teams under you produce.
    • This should be of a consistently high quality. You should be able to both develop and inspire great, fresh, impactful thinking.
    • As well as drive a strong digital agenda that is integrated with the rest of the agency.
    • Having an integrated view on work is essential.

     Execution

    • You are the benchmark of quality and the standard for your discipline in the agency.
    • Your design for digital should be beyond question and be the envy of all below you.

     Presentation

    • You will need to be able to present work well to the most senior clients and organisational heads.
    • You will be responsible for presenting your teams' pitch work.
    • You will need to be able to present work right from strategy to creative execution. 

    Production

    • You will be responsible for all production decisions: choice of suppliers and the quality of work you extract from them.
    • You should feel confident having the final say on work before it goes to client and the media.

    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.

    creativejhb@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 9 Dec \ Johannesburg

    Digital Conceptual Copywriter

    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 as such, are looking for a dynamic Senior Digital Conceptual Copywriter with 5+ year’s experience  to join our Johannesburg agency and be part of this audacious vision.

    The ideal candidate will be able to ideate and execute brave, innovative work. We’re looking for a motivated individual capable of generating new ideas and then implementing them; someone who gets passionate about what technology can do for creativity and who wants to improve their creative portfolio. Concept teams are most welcome to apply. 


    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    You’ll work closely with the creative director in dissecting briefs and discussing creative routes and ideas. You’ll be expected to function well in a team, and bring a spirit of collaboration with you when you walk through the door every morning. 

    Creative
    • Monitor the conceptual evolution of each project
    • Ensure that the highest creative standards are met
    • Become a champion of the brands you work on
    • Prepare and present your own creative solutions as well as that of your team’s
    • Build presentations and arguments for your ideas in a clear and logical way
    • Must love and understand big idea, media agnostic, brand building thinking
    • Must love and understand the technical aspects of writing and thinking for a digital first world

    Production
    • Writing persuasive, original copy
    • Assist when needed in pitches and client presentations
    • Assist our team of writers with guidance on tone and output 
    • Assume a mentorship role to grow junior writers
    • Be a champion of language in all forms
    • Be your own proof reader

    EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

    You’ll need to be adept in all relevant design software and practices; these are the proficiencies we’re looking for:
    • Excellence in Keynote, Google Slides and PowerPoint
    • Proven copy skills
    • A love for presentation
    • A thorough understanding of digital platforms: Web & Microsites, Digital Media, Social Media, Tech Innovation
    • Positivity and Integrity

    WHAT WE NEED TO SEE:

    • Your solid creative portfolio with a variety of projects
    • Your awards list 
    • Your work history/CV

    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

    creativejhb@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 9 Dec \ Johannesburg

    Digital Art 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 as such, are looking for a dynamic Digital Conceptual Art Director / Designer with 5+ years’ experience  to join our Johannesburg agency and be part of this audacious vision.

    The ideal candidate will be able to ideate and execute brave, innovative work. We’re looking for a motivated individual capable of generating new ideas and then implementing them; someone who gets passionate about what technology can do for creativity and what creativity can do for the world.  We like hungry. We like strategic. We like kind. We like crazy. We like brutally simple, original thought. We like brand builders. We like insightfulness. We like diversity of thought. We like people who’re never satisfied with their list of awards already won; who remain obsessed with continually building their portfolios. We’re looking for a strong art director with genuine digital experience, but TTL experience is always a plus – and if you really can’t say goodbye to your current writer (and they’re at least as good you) we’ll consider applications from teams too. 

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

    The idea. The sell. The execution.  (Be brilliant at all three. Inspire brilliance in all three from those you work with.)

    Your number one job is to work with your writer to crack big, hairy, fresh ideas and then sell them hard and execute them perfectly. You’ll work closely with the creative director in determining the art direction of new projects and then make sure that your great ideas are implemented to the highest standards. You’ll be expected to function well in a team, and bring a spirit of collaboration with you when you walk through the door every morning. 

    Creative

    • Monitor the conceptual and visual evolution of each project
    • Ensure that the highest creative and design standards are met
    • Become a champion of the brands you work on
    • Prepare and present your own creative solutions as well as that of your team’s
    • Never just crack your briefs. Always be actively seeking out and working proactive opportunities

    Production

    • Lead projects from the brainstorming session all the way through to the very last element
    • Assist when needed in pitches and client presentations
    • Assist our team of designers to deliver the best possible work 
    • Make sure that design guidelines and consistency standards are met
    • Craft every detail to death
    • Work hard to inspire your partner, your colleagues and suppliers to deliver the best work of their careers.

    EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

    You’ll need to be adept in all relevant design software and practices; these are the proficiencies we’re looking for:

    • Lateral thinking
    • Technical proficiency in all the usual software we use on a daily (Adobe suite etc)
    • Mastery of the principals of design, art and art direction
    • A love for presentation
    • A thorough understanding of digital platforms: Web & Microsites, Digital Media, Social Media, Tech Innovation
    • Extra skills, like the ability to draw, write, take photos, make movies, write strategies, illustrate, animate, edit, debate, be funny, multiple languages, other super powers, will aid your cause.
    • Positivity and Integrity

    WHAT WE NEED TO SEE

    • Your solid creative portfolio with a variety of projects
    • Your awards list 
    • Your work history/CV

    1 WAY YOU WILL BE MEASURED

    • Remarkable (and award winning) work that works.

    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.

    creativejhb@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 9 Dec \ Johannesburg

    TTL Copywriter (3-7 Years Experience)

    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 our Johannesburg Agency is looking for a dynamic and experienced mid weight copywriter with 3-5 years' experience to join our team and be part of this audacious vision. 

    You will be responsible for bold creative ideas, copywriting, conceptual development and crafted storytelling across channels for recognisable, blue-chip brands. 

    The ideal candidate will be able to ideate and execute brave, innovative work. We’re looking for a motivated individual capable of generating new ideas and then implementing them; someone who gets passionate about what technology can do for creativity and what creativity can do for the world.  We like hungry. We like strategic. We like kind. We like crazy. We like brutally simple, original thought. We like brand builders. We like insightfulness. We like diversity of thought. We like people who’re never satisfied with their list of awards already won; who remain obsessed with continually building their portfolios. We’re looking for a strong TTL writer, ideally with genuine digital ATL experience, but if you really can’t say goodbye to your current Art Director (and they’re at least as good you) we’ll consider applications from teams too.

    Extra skills, like the ability to draw, art direct, take photos, make movies, write strategies, illustrate, animate, edit, debate, be funny, multiple languages, other super powers, will aid your cause.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    The idea. The sell. The execution.  (Be brilliant at all three. Inspire brilliance in all three from those you work with.)

    Your number one job is to work with your art director to crack big, hairy, fresh ideas and then sell them hard and execute them perfectly. You’ll be expected to function well in a team, and bring a spirit of collaboration with you when you walk through the door every morning. 

    6 SPECIFIC THINGS YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

    • Concepts: Not only will you have to bring brave, new and diverse thoughts to brainstorms, but you will have to deliver strong integrated thinking. You will need to understand a brand's overall strategy and develop work that answers to this. You may also need to facilitate brainstorms where you are able to build on other's ideas and come to solutions quicker with the output being simplicity and thinking that is sharp and beautiful.
    • Digital Platforms: A thorough understanding of digital platform formats and how to write for them is essential. 
    • Execution: You will need to have mastered the art of writing in various tones of voice and to produce work quickly. 
    • Selling and Presenting: You should be able to confidently present internally and externally to senior clients without the CD being there. You will need to be able to have meaningful conversations with clients around the strategic direction of their brand and the brand's tone of voice - and present creative off the back of strategy, while linking the two seamlessly.
    • Production: You will need to be able to choose the correct suppliers (directors/audio engineers/voice artists) and as such you should always be appraised of the latest and best people to partner with, in order to have an opinion on who executes your work. You will be expected to harness the best from those suppliers and build relations with them for the ultimate good of the work.
    • People and Relationship Management: You should be able to form and hold close and respected relationships across all departments and people need to genuinely enjoy working with you. You may need to work with and get the best out of junior teams and be open to culturally diverse ideas that don't match your world view.

    A FEW THINGS YOU MUST HAVE IN ORDER TO APPLY:

    • A varied (and award-winning) portfolio book, which contains a mix of powerful, beautiful, real work that highlight both strong conceptual ability as well as a mastery of the craft of writing. Please include your portfolio in your submission.
    • A hunger for the industry and an interest to grow.
    • An opinion on what the best work in the world is and why.
    • A proven track record in reputable advertising agencies (at least 3 years)
    • A list of awards won – and a driving hunger to add to it.

    WHAT WE NEED TO SEE:

    • Your solid creative portfolio with a variety of projects
    • Your awards list 
    • Your work history/CV

    1 WAY YOU WILL BE MEASURED

    • Remarkable (and award winning) work that works.

    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.

    creativejhb@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 9 Dec \ Johannesburg

    TTL Art Director (3-7 Years Experience)

    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 our JHB Agency is looking for a dynamic and experienced mid weight Art Director with 3-7 years' experience to join our team and be part of this audacious vision. 

    You will be responsible for bold creative ideas, art direction, design, conceptual development and crafted storytelling across channels for recognisable, blue-chip brands. The ideal candidate will be able to ideate and execute brave, innovative work. We’re looking for a motivated individual capable of generating new ideas and then implementing them; someone who gets passionate about what technology can do for creativity and what creativity can do for the world.  We like hungry. We like strategic. We like kind. We like crazy. We like brutally simple, original thought. We like brand builders. We like insightfulness. We like diversity of thought. We like people who’re never satisfied with their list of awards already won; who remain obsessed with continually building their portfolios. We’re looking for a strong TTL Art Director, ideally with genuine digital and ATL experience, but if you really can’t say goodbye to your current Copywriter (and they’re at least as good you) we’ll consider applications from teams too.
    Extra skills, like the ability to write, draw, illustrate, take photos, make movies, crack strategies, sing, do voices, animate, invent stuff, code, edit, debate, be funny, multiple languages, other super powers, will aid your cause.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    The idea. The sell. The execution. Be brilliant at all three. Inspire brilliance in all three from those you work with. Your number one job is to work with your Copywriter to crack big, hairy, fresh ideas and then sell them hard and execute them perfectly. You’ll be expected to function well in a team, and bring a heap of vibe and a spirit of collaboration with you when you walk through the door every morning. 

    6 SPECIFIC THINGS YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

    1. Concepts: Not only will you have to bring brave, new and diverse thoughts to brainstorms and reviews, but you will have to be able to deliver strong integrated thinking and execution in every channel. You will need to understand a brand's overall strategy and develop work that answers to this. 
    2. Digital Platforms: A thorough understanding of digital platform formats and how to design and art direct for/within them is essential. 
    3. Execution: You will need to have mastered the visual arts and the various programs required to execute great work across channels and platforms. At a bare minimum, you must be able to use  Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator. Knowledge of After Effects, Premier Pro, HTML5, Google Design, Snapchat Studio, Figma, Banner Now would all put you in good stead. You need a great eye, a love for design, typography, photography, film and creative-tech, but mostly just a basic obsession with concept-led Art Direction. 
    4. Selling and Presenting: You should be able to confidently present internally and externally to senior clients without the CD being there. You will need to be able to have meaningful conversations with clients around the strategic direction of their brand and the brand's tone of voice and look&feel - and present creative off the back of strategy, while linking the two seamlessly.
    5. Production: You will need to be able to choose the correct suppliers (directors/audio engineers/voice artists/photographers/illustrators etc) and as such you should always be appraised of the latest and best people to partner with, in order to have an opinion on who executes your work. You will be expected to harness the best from those suppliers and build relations with them for the ultimate good of the work.
    6. People and Relationship Management: You should be able to form and hold close and respected relationships across all departments and people need to genuinely enjoy working with you. You may need to work with and get the best out of junior teams and be open to culturally diverse ideas that don't match your world view.

    A FEW THINGS YOU MUST HAVE IN ORDER TO APPLY:

    1. A varied (and award-winning) portfolio, which contains a mix of powerful, beautiful, real work that highlight both strong conceptual ability as well as a mastery of the craft of Art Direction. Please include your portfolio in your submission.
    2. A hunger for the industry and an interest to grow.
    3. An opinion on what the best work in the world is and why.
    4. A proven track record in reputable advertising agencies (at least 3 years)
    5. A list of awards won – and a driving hunger to add to it.

    WHAT WE NEED TO SEE:

    1. Your solid creative portfolio with a variety of projects
    2. Your awards list 
    3. Your work history/CV

    1 WAY YOU WILL BE MEASURED:

    1. Remarkable (and award winning) work that works.

    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

    creativejhb@mcsaatchiabel.co.za
  • 15 Jul \ Cape Town

    Copywriter (3-7 Years Experience)

    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 our Cape Town Agency is looking for a dynamic and experienced Mid Weight Copywriter with 3-7 years' experience to join our team and be part of this audacious vision. 

    You will be responsible for using words to bring to life bold creative ideas, conceptual development and crafted storytelling across channels for recognisable, blue-chip brands. 

    The ideal candidate will be able to ideate and execute brave, innovative work. We’re looking for a motivated individual capable of generating new ideas and then implementing them; someone who gets passionate about what technology can do for creativity and what creativity can do for the world.  We like hungry. We like strategic. We like kind. We like crazy. We like brutally simple, original thought. We like brand builders. We like insightfulness. We like diversity of thought. We like people who’re never satisfied with their list of awards already won; who remain obsessed with continually building their portfolios. We’re looking for a strong TTL writer, ideally with genuine digital ATL experience, but if you really can’t say goodbye to your current Art Director (and they’re at least as good you) we’ll consider applications from teams too.

    Extra skills, like the ability to draw, art direct, take photos, make movies, write strategies, illustrate, animate, edit, debate, be funny, multiple languages, other super powers, will aid your cause.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    The idea. The sell. The execution.  (Be brilliant at all three. Inspire brilliance in all three from those you work with.)

    Your number one job is to work with your Art Director to crack big, hairy, fresh ideas and then sell them hard and execute them perfectly. You’ll be expected to function well in a team, and bring a spirit of collaboration with you when you walk through the door every morning. 

    6 SPECIFIC THINGS YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

    1. Concepts: Not only will you have to bring brave, new and diverse thoughts to brainstorms, but you will have to deliver strong integrated thinking. You will need to understand a brand's overall strategy and develop work that answers to this. You may also need to facilitate brainstorms where you are able to build on other's ideas and come to solutions quicker with the output being simplicity and thinking that is sharp and beautiful.
    2. Digital Platforms: A thorough understanding of digital platform formats and how to write for them is essential. 
    3. Execution: You will need to have mastered the art of writing in various tones of voice and to produce work quickly. 
    4. Selling and Presenting: You should be able to confidently present internally and externally to senior clients without the CD being there. You will need to be able to have meaningful conversations with clients around the strategic direction of their brand and the brand's tone of voice - and present creative off the back of strategy, while linking the two seamlessly.
    5. Production: You will need to be able to choose the correct suppliers (directors/audio engineers/voice artists) and as such you should always be appraised of the latest and best people to partner with, in order to have an opinion on who executes your work. You will be expected to harness the best from those suppliers and build relations with them for the ultimate good of the work.
    6. People and Relationship Management: You should be able to form and hold close and respected relationships across all departments and people need to genuinely enjoy working with you. You may need to work with and get the best out of junior teams and be open to culturally diverse ideas that don't match your world view.

    A FEW THINGS YOU MUST HAVE IN ORDER TO APPLY:

    1. A varied (and award-winning) portfolio book, which contains a mix of powerful, beautiful, real work that highlight both strong conceptual ability as well as a mastery of the craft of writing. Please include your portfolio in your submission.
    2. A hunger for the industry and an interest to grow.
    3. An opinion on what the best work in the world is and why.
    4. A proven track record in reputable advertising agencies (at least 3 years)
    5. A list of awards won – and a driving hunger to add to it.

    WHAT WE NEED TO SEE:

    • Your solid creative portfolio with a variety of projects
    • A distinctive writing style. 
    • Your awards list 
    • Your work history/CV

    1 WAY YOU WILL BE MEASURED:

    1. Remarkable (and award winning) work that works.

    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. 

    creativecpt@mcsaatchiabel.co.za