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Senior Animator

Full Time

As a Senior Animator, you are responsible for creating smooth and eye-catching animation, applying the 12 Principles of Animation to bring life to bold creative ideas, with conceptual development and crafted storytelling across channels at a senior level.

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Art Director | MCSA CPT

Full time

We’re looking for a strong 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.

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Senior Digital Designer | MCSA JHB

Full time

We are looking for a Senior Digital Designer who will be responsible for the quality of the agency’s digital design and oversee the correct implementation of our clients’ CIs.

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Copywriter (3-7 Years’ Experience) | MCSA CPT

Full time

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.

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TTL Copywriter (2 - 5 Years) | MCSA JHB

Full time

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.

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Senior Animator

As a Senior Animator, you are responsible for creating smooth and eye-catching animation, applying the 12 Principles of Animation to bring life to bold creative ideas, with conceptual development and crafted storytelling across channels at a senior level.

Skills Required:

An M&C Senior Animator must possess the following skills in order to succeed:

Conceptual Thinking:

  • Not only do you bring brave, new and diverse thinking, but you come up with strong solutions; understand the brand's overall strategyand develop work that answers to this.
  • Facilitate crafting of work between teams to arrive at fresh solutions.
  • You are to pursue simplicity and ensure your thinking is sharp and beautiful.
  • You stay abreast of trends, technology and innovation in this space.

Execution:

  • Your experience allows you to produce amazing work at a fast pace.
  • You have mastered the art of motion design and animation, in the right visual style to effectively communicate the concept.Ensure you stay fresh and ahead by looking at the world around you.

Presentation:

  • You present with confidence and ease whether it's in person or written communication.
  • You should be able to present striking animations backed up by strategic thinking and link the two seamlessly.
  • You should be able to build a simple, compelling argument to justify your work and sell your ideas successfully.

Production:

  • Ensure that you are constantly appraised of innovations that unlock new animation possibilities.
  • You also have a lot more autonomy in choosing suppliers (production houses, animation studios, animators) and as such you stay appraised of the latest and best people to partner with, 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 & Relationship Management:

  • You hold close and respected relationships across all departments and people genuinely enjoy working with you.
  • Part of your responsibility is to work with, manage and grow junior teams.
  • Be open to culturally diverse ideas that don't match your world view.

Additional Role Dimensions:

  • Business accountability: Be fully immersed and gain an understanding of the client business, as well as competitor activity.You no longer must be told what the product is (unless it is new) because youare already deeply entrenched in the brand (product and philosophy).
  • Internal relationships: Establish strong relationships with all internal stakeholders.
  • Be an adaptable team player. You value your relationship with Production and Traffic, as assets that help you deliver excellent work. You can negotiate
  • deadlines and time management.
  • External relationship: You have a strong relationship with production houses and are actively building your relationships with clients. These are important to you as they help you deliver work more effectively and of a higher quality.
  • Working environment: Demonstrate a collaborative attitude with care and passion across work and beyond. You are your Creative Director’s right hand; you can support them when they are not there and feedback any developments with accuracy. You are starting to play a mentor role for younger team members, stretching your leadership muscles in preparation for your next career move.  

Experience Required:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a motion designer/animator in the Advertising and/or Film industries.
  • An in-depth understanding of the key departments, processes and structures within an Advertising agency.
  • Good knowledge of media landscape (traditional,TTL, ATL & BTL & digital).
  • Expert technical knowledge of AdobeCreative Cloud, specifically, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, andInDesign.
  • A bonus would be a working knowledge of other platforms that help animators bring ideas to life: Premiere Pro, Cinema4D, Blender, Dimension, Midjourney etc.
  • Experienced in working with internal teams and senior clients across multiple stakeholders.
  • A proven award-winning portfolio.

Qualification Required:

  • MotionDesign/Animation tertiary qualification.

Personal  Qualities required:

At M&C you will need to:

  • Have courage to push boundaries and push for excellent work.
  • Communicate effectively to clients and internal teams.
  • Be assertive & have a no-tolerance attitude for the ordinary.
  • Be solutions orientated when dealing with multiple stakeholders.
  • Be open and have a keenness to work with diverse people.

Animator Competencies

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Creative Thinker
  • Can-do Attitude
  • Proactive Problem-solver
  • Effective Communicator

Technical/Functional Competencies:

  • Develop and produce animations that meet the client’s communications objectives and drive business results in response to creative briefs.
  • Work with and challenge junior teams and lead brainstorms to ensure great creative solutions that leverage the diversity within our country.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Have a drive to compete at the highest industry levels not only for yourself but for your own portfolio of work.
  • Be able to mine true insights and apply them to any given brief.  

Leadership Competencies:

  • Social and emotional intelligence
  • Conflict management
  • Self-management
  • Collaborative approach

To apply, please your CV to christopher.staub@mcsaatchiabel.co.za

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Art Director | MCSA CPT

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 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 Art Director with 3-7 years' experience to join our team and be part of this audacious vision.

Job Summary:

As an Art Director, you are responsible for crafting innovating ideas and impactful designs, using visual styles to bring life to bold creative ideas, conceptual development and crafted storytelling across channels at a senior-level.

Skills Required:

An M&C Art Director must possess the following skills in order to succeed:
Conceptual Thinking:
  • You're young and fresh and you bring your brave,new, diverse thoughts to brainstorms.
  • Speak up, have opinions and ideas.
  • Ideas are your currency and strong conceptual thinking is key.
Execution:
  • You understand the brand you are visualisingcomposing/designing a look and feel for.
  • Be able to adapt todifferent visual styles and corporate identities.
  • You should have a working knowledge of the Adobe Design suite (InDesign, Photoshop &Illustrator)
  • Never hand your work over unless it's been checked - mistakes can be costly.
Presentation:
  • You can present your work well internally and visualise your idea for reviews.
  • You think it through and can justify why you've done what you've done.
  • On the rare occasion you may present to clients, but only if you're brilliant at it.
Production:
  • While you are not responsible for choosing suppliers on your own, you show an active interest in learning about production and the best suppliers to work with.
  • You are curious and try and find answers to better understand.
  • When allowed in the door at production you are your CD’s right hand, supplying titles and assets when needed.
People & Relationship Management:
  • You're not responsible for looking after anyone directly but work collaboratively in team.
  • Your relationship with a copywriter is critical, you work together to bring work to life, and you don’t stand merely by as their design hands.
  • You listen to those above you (and question by all means) and seek to form meaningful relationships with your colleagues across key departments as you bring a sense of energy, passion and fun into theAgency.
  • In addition, raise your hand when help is required (even outside your remit or portfolio) and demonstrate a keenness and love towards the broader agency initiatives (eg CSI / culture / team building etc).
Additional Role Dimensions:
  • Business accountability: Be fully immersed and gain an understanding of the client business as well as the competitor activity.
  • Internal relationships: Establish strong relationship with all internal stakeholders.
  • Be an adaptable team player.
  • External relationships: You understand thesupportive role you play for your CD and bring pro-active ideas and concerns toyour CD’s attention for them to take up with our clients.
  • Working environment: Demonstrate a collaborativeattitude with care and passion across work and beyond.
  • Advertising hunger: You are actively looking forand at cool advertising ideas, and often immerse yourself in other work (globaland local) that compel people to love brands and buy from them.
Experience Required:
  • 3 -5 years’ experienceas an Art Director in the Advertising industry.
  • An in-depthunderstanding of the key departments, processes and structures within anAdvertising Agency.
  • Good knowledge ofmedia landscape (traditional - TTL, ATL & BTL & digital)
  • Good knowledge of Adobe CreativeCloud: specifically, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.
  • Bonus would be a working knowledgeof other platforms that help an art director bring ideas to life: Premiere Pro,After Effects, Dimension, Mid journey etc.
  • Experienced in workingwith internal team and senior clients across multiple stakeholders.
Qualification Required:
  • Art Direction tertiary qualification
  • Graphic design tertiary qualification
Personal Qualities Required:
At M&C you will need to:
  • The courage to push boundaries and push for excellent work.
  • Communicate effectively to clients and internal teams.
  • Be assertive & have no tolerance attitude for the ordinary.
  • Be solutions orientated across multiple stakeholders.
  • Be open and have a keenness to work with diverse people.
Art Director Competencies:
Behavioural Competencies:
  • Creative Thinker
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Can-do Attitude
  • Proactive Problem-solver
  • Independent
  • Effective Communicator
Technical/Functional Competencies:
  • Develop and produce creative concepts, campaigns, and functional key visuals that meet the client’s communications objectives and drive business results in response to creative briefs.
  • Lead brainstorms.
  • Excellent Presentation skills.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Have a drive to compete at the highest industry levels not only for yourself but for your own portfolio of work.
  • Be able to mine true insights and apply them to any given brief.  
Leadership Competencies:
  • Social intelligence
  • Conflict management
  • Self-management
  • Collaborative
  • Influence

Please email your CV to jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za

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Senior Digital Designer | MCSA JHB

As a Senior Designer, you are responsible for designing and creating impactful designs, using visual styles to bring life to bold creative ideas, conceptual development and crafted storytelling across channels at a senior-level.

Skills Required:

The M&C Senior Designer must possess the following skills in order to succeed:

Conceptual Thinking:

  • Not only do you bring brave, new and diverse design thinking, but you come up with strong solutions; understand the brand's overall strategy and develop work that answers to this.
  • Facilitate crafting of work between teams to arrive at fresh layouts and solutions.
  • You are to pursue simplicity and ensure your thinking is sharp and beautiful.

Execution:

  • Your experience allows you to produce amazing work at a faster pace.
  • You have mastered the art of composing the right visual look and feel, in the right visual style to effectively communicate the concept. Ensure you stay fresh and ahead by looking at the world around you.

Presentation:

  • You present with confidence and ease whether it's in person on written communication.
  • You should be able to present designed layouts backed up by strategic thinking and link the two seamlessly.
  • You should be able to build a simple, compelling argument to justify your work.

Production:

  • Ensure that you are constantly appraised of innovations that unlock new design possibilities.
  • You also have a lot more autonomy in choosing suppliers (photographers / illustrators / animators / printers) and as such you stay 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 & Relationship Management:

  • You hold close and respected relationships across all departments and people genuinely enjoy working with you.
  • Part of your responsibility is to work with and manage junior teams.
  • Be open to culturally diverse ideas that don't match your world view.

Additional Role Dimensions:

  • Business Accountability: Be fully immersed and gain an understanding of the client business as well as the competitor activity. You no longer have to be told what the product is (unless it is new)because you are already deeply entrenched in the brand (product and philosophy).
  • Internal Relationships: Establish strong relationship with all internal stakeholders.
  • Be an adaptable team player. You value your relationship with production and traffic as assets that help you deliver excellent work. You are able to have negotiations around deadlines and time management.
  • External Relationships: You have a strong relationship with production houses and are actively building your relationships with clients. These are important to you as they help you deliver work more effectively and of higher quality.
  • Working Environment: Demonstrate a collaborative attitude with care and passion across work and beyond. You are your CDs righthand, you can support them when they are not there and feedback any developments with accuracy. You are starting to play a mentor role for younger team members, stretching your muscles in preparation for your next career move.  

Experience Required:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a designer in the Advertising industry.
  • An in-depth understanding of the key departments, processes and structures within anAdvertising Agency.
  • Good knowledge of media landscape (traditional - TTL, ATL & BTL & Digital).
  • Expert technical knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud: specifically, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.
  • Bonus would be a working knowledge of other platforms that help an art director bring ideas to life: Premiere Pro,After Effects, Dimension, Mid journey etc.
  • Experienced in working with internal team and senior clients across multiple stakeholders.
  • A proven award-winning portfolio.

Qualification Required:

  • Graphic Design tertiary qualification.

Personal Qualities required:

At M&C you will need:

  • Courage to push boundaries and push for excellent work.
  • To communicate effectively with clients and internal teams.
  • Be assertive and have no tolerance for the ordinary.
  • Be solutions orientated across all multiple stakeholders.
  • Be open and have a keenness to work with diverse people.

Senior Designer Competencies:

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Creative thinker.
  • Can-do attitude.
  • Proactive problem solver.
  • Effective communicator.

Technical/Functional Competencies:

  • Develop and produce visual designs that meet the client’s communications objectives and drive business results in response to creative briefs.
  • Work with and challenge junior teams and lead brainstorms to ensure great creative solutions that leverage the diversity within our country.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Have a drive to compete at the highest industry levels, not only for yourself, but for your own portfolio of work.
  • Be able to mine true insights and apply them to any given brief.  

Leadership Competencies:

  • Social intelligence.
  • Conflict management.
  • Self-management.
  • Collaborative.

Please email your CV to jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za

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Copywriter (3-7 Years’ Experience) | MCSA CPT

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

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.

Please email your CV to jobs@mcsaatchiabel.co.za

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TTL Copywriter (2 - 5 Years) | MCSA JHB

As a Copywriter, you are responsible for crafting innovative ideas and impactful copy. You will need to use words to bring bold creative ideas to life. You are responsible for conceptual development from start to finish and must be able to create crafted storytelling across multiple channels.

Job Summary:

As a Copywriter, you are responsible for crafting innovative ideas and impactful copy. You will need to use words to bring bold creative ideas to life. You are responsible for conceptual development from start to finish and must be able tocreate crafted storytelling across multiple channels.

 

Skills Required:

An M&C Copywriter must possess the following skills in order to succeed:

Conceptual Thinking:

  • Your ideas are your currency and strong conceptual thinking is key.
  • You are expected to be bring your strategic thinking and have an opinion that brings the work to life.
  • As a Copywriter, you are expected to bring forward proactive ideas to your Creative Directors.
  • You are expected to know how each, and every digital and social platform works.

Execution:

  • You are expected to think and write against any brief for clients in any channel and master the art of writing in various tones of voices.
  • Ensure your work is flawless.
  • You are expected to copy check your own work and not solely rely on QA.

Presentation:

  • You are expected to package, articulate and sell your ideas in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • As a Copywriter, you are expected to present internally and externally.
  • You are expected 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 and link the two seamlessly.

Additional Role Dimensions:

  • Business accountability: Be fully immersed and gain an understanding of the client business as well as the competitor activity.
  • Internal relationships: Establish strong relationship with all internal stakeholders.
  • External relationships: You need to establish amicable but respectful relationships with your clients. It’s easier to sell great ideas if the client is already on your side.
  • Working environment: Demonstrate a collaborative attitude with care and passion across work and beyond.
  • Be an adaptable team player.

Experience Required:

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience as a Copywriter.
  • An in-depth understanding of the key departments, processes and structures within anAdvertising Agency.
  • Good knowledge of media landscape (traditional - TTL, ATL & BTL & digital)
  • Good knowledge of software programmes required to do the job – Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and KeyNote.Knowledge about programmes like Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator is not required but will be appreciated.
  • Experience with writing confidently across all media touch points.
  • Experience in working with an internal team and senior clients, including multiple stakeholders.

Qualification Required:

  • Copywriting tertiary qualification

Personal Qualities Required:

At M&C you will need to:

  • Be courageous enough to push boundaries and pushfor excellent work.
  • Communicate effectively to clients and internalteams.
  • Be assertive and have a no tolerance attitudefor the ordinary.
  • Be solutions orientated.
  • Be open and have a keenness to work with diversepeople.

Copywriter Competencies:

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Creative Thinker
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Can-do Attitude
  • Proactive Problem-solver
  • Independent
  • Effective Communicator

Technical/FunctionalCompetencies:

  • Write clear, concise and grammatically correct copy.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Have a drive to compete at the highest industry levels not only for the agency but for yourself and to help build your ownportfolio.
  • Be able to brief and direct Voice Artists in Radio & Audio recordings and handle the session from start to end.
  • Have a strong command of the language you are writing in.
  • Be able to mine true insights, and apply them to any given brief.  
  • Be able to copy check your own work and not solely rely on QA.
  • Be able to implement feedback from your CD orECD and not view it as criticism but as a way to make your work better.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Social intelligence
  • Conflict management
  • Self-management
  • Collaborative
  • Influence
  • Empathetic towards colleagues

Please send your CV to creativejobsjhb@mcsaatchiabel.co.za

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