Copywriter (senior)

Posted: 18th of February 2019
Level: Senior

Department: Creative

Reports to: Executive Creative Director

Location: Johannesburg

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  1. Craft
    Taking copywriting lead on tier 1 & 2 campaigns
    Advising on best copy approach for the different social platforms
  2. Ideation
    Lead ideation on tier 1 & 2 campaigns
    Working with entire agency team to ensure synergy on campaigns
  3. Strategy
    Contribution to and ownership of communucation strategies
    Contribution to user journey mapping
    Ensuring that Collision process is followed on tier 1 & 2 briefs
  4. Process
    Accurate time logging
    Backing up work
  5. Leadership
    Ensure team deadlines are met
    Give clear and decisive feedback to juniors/mids
    Confidently sell work internally and to clients


  • 5 – 7 years
  • Award-winning creative work portfolio reflecting your creative proficiencies
  • A great conceptual thinker
  • Meticulous writer
  • Understanding of social media marketing (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, other) is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of and ability to keep abreast of new developments within the social media, Creative and passionate about social media


  • Matric
  • Tertiary qualification in related field (e.g. communications, English, PR, copywriting, journalism) essential.

Before you think of applying for this job, you need to demonstrate the following characteristics or traits. We interview for these, so don’t take them lightly!

  • You’re fun. We believe fun is an imperative part of what makes work at Cerebra worthwhile. We work hard and we play hard.
  • You have courage. We are doing work at Cerebra that will change the way companies do business forever. Blazing a new trail requires bravery and boldness.
  • You’re loyal. Not necessarily to the leadership of Cerebra, but to the best interests of the company and your colleagues in light of our mission to be Africa’s social business authority.
  • You’re a teacher. You inspire learning and growth in the lives of people around you. Cerebra is a highly collaborative environment that thrives on more give than take.
  • You’re proactive. You don’t wait for life to happen to you, or things to fall in your lap. You go after the things you want. Looking for opportunities to add value outside of your defined scope of responsibility and influence is what makes great Cerebrans, great Cerebrans.
  • You’re not kak. Cerebra believes in a healthy, happy, and constructive workplace. It’s a strictly no chop zone.


Apply using the application form below. Should you not receive a response in 2 weeks, you may consider your application unsuccessful.

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