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Corporate Copywriter

Remuneration: R25000 – R35000 per month negotiable Cost to company
Benefits: Large company benefits
Location: Centurion or Cape Town
Education level: Degree
Job level: Mid
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #LEW 01/10
Company: Lewyll Communications

A leading blue-chip financial services group is looking to add a suitably qualified copywriter (fully bilingual – English and Afrikaans) to their marketing and communications team. Experience must be writing on multiple platforms (Print, Digital and Social Media)

This position ideally suitable for a candidate who resides in Pretoria – but can be based in Cape Town working remotely

Experience and qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification in communications or copywriting
  • Three years+ proven track record in copywriting, preferably in a corporate environment
  • Must be comfortable with writing in various styles and for multiple formats
  • Ability to translate from English to Afrikaans, and vice versa
  • Impeccable writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Must have a creative bent, and qualification from AAA School of Advertising or similar would be advantageous
  • Takes initiative and works well independently

What will be expected of you

  • Write copy and produce content for all marketing communications including emails, social media, printed collateral, press releases, etc. per audience
  • Create engaging and shareable content appropriate for each platform to promote the brand and grow its community engagement
  • Work with strategic marketing and communications team to create content that supports marketing goals
  • Participate in setting marketing plans and strategy
  • Generate new ideas to ensure brand and commercial success
  • Improve readability and clarity of all communication and marketing material
  • Simplify technical without jeopardising the factual or legal essence
  • Evaluate all communication in relation to client-friendliness and flow, and to structure if necessary
  • Verify facts, dates and statistics
  • Confer and liaise with authors and stakeholders regarding changes in content and style
  • Adhere to corporate identity guidelines
  • Develop, implement and be the custodian of the language style guide and tone of voice of Group
  • Develop and create awareness of frameworks for writing when required
  • Provide language services for the strategic marketing and communication function within agreed timelines
  • Active and well-rounded personal presence in social media, with an understanding of each platform and the best practices
  • Engage with clients in a client-centric manner
  • Provide authoritative, expertise and advice to stakeholders

NOTE: This is an urgent appointment. Don’t delay sending your CV if you meet all of the above requirements

Posted on 25 Oct 2020

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Rob Jones

PA/Social Media Specialist/Digital Content Writer

Remuneration: Cost to company
Benefits: Within the cost to company package
Location: Cape Town
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Junior
Type: Permanent
Reference: #Tam475
Company: VGP Recruitment

A high-performance, real estate organisation in Cape Town has an exciting job opportunity for a PA/Social Media Specialist and Digital Content writer. This hybrid position is ideally suited to a creative, high-energy, level-headed, customer-centric individual with a keen interest in property and people. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who would love a professional career in the world of property. The role is predominantly a Social Media and Content role (Social, E-mailers, Blog articles, SEO, Web Copy etc.) with some Design capabilities and PA duties. The split is 60% Social & Digital Content & 40% Personal Assistance. What’s most important in this role is a ‘can do’ and adaptable attitude! The successful candidate will be working for a very dynamic and extremely busy MD. This is an ideal chance to show off your creative and organisational abilities to the fullest, if that excites you, get in touch today!

Disclaimer: Please read the responsibilities and requirements carefully and only apply if you meet all of the criteria.


Social Media & Digital:

  • Experience in Digital Marketing, more specifically Social Media Community Management and Content writing in the form of articles, newsletters and Web Content
  • Skilled at conducting primary market research, spotting trends and gathering team input
  • Basic Graphic Design skills using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Ability to review, improve and track website, Social Media and newsletter analytics
  • An eye for detail and design in image selection and content layout
  • Attuned to tone of voice and brand personality.
  • An equal love of tradition and innovation.

Personal Assistance:

  • Diary and email management
  • Scheduling reminders
  • Document preparation
  • Creative writing of property descriptions, brochure compilation and uploading of online listings
  • Feedback mail preparation
  • Populating and updating the CRM system
  • Home-styling and assistance before and during property shoots
  • Occasional property viewings
  • Basic capturing of financial information
  • Grocery shopping/collections & deliveries when needed.

The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • An excellent written and verbal communicator
  • Confident, with strong interpersonal & communication skills and a proven ability to build productive relationships
  • A goal-driven team player able to collaborate with various role players incl. staff, agents and clients where needed
  • Energetic, adaptable and flexible
  • Highly organised with meticulous attention to detail and a well-structured thought process
  • A fast learner and have an intuitive, proactive approach, filling in the gaps.
  • Enjoy a multi-faceted role where days vary; often demanding immediate action, other times require independent workflow
  • Prepared to work after hours and weekends when required
  • Ideally driver’s licence and own transport
  • Good understanding of Afrikaans.

Please provide a written and basic design portfolio, as well as your salary expectations, along with your CV on application.

Should you not receive a response within one week, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Company Description

VGP Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency in the advertising, marketing, media, creative, digital, PR/communications and publishing industries.

Posted on 25 Oct 2020

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Tamara Wolpert
+27 21 422 1037

Senior Copywriter

Remuneration: Cost to company
Location: Port Elizabeth, South End
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Senior
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #BOOMCOPY21
Company: Boomtown

Job description

Boomtown is looking for a creative copywriter to join our dynamic, agile and solutions-driven team in Port Elizabeth. You will also be required to drive and write clear and concise messaging for through-the-line campaigns. Your words will inform and engage target audiences.

Our ideal candidate is a team-spirited, skilled and imaginative writer with an eye for detail. If you can grasp project requirements quickly and offer valuable insight, we’d like to meet you.

Submit up to three writing samples, so we can get an idea of your best work. Feel free to include links to your content or portfolio in your application.

Job duties:

  • Strong conceptual big idea thinker
  • Write copy for a variety of media including social, print, video, and online
  • Edit and proof work to ensure high editorial standards are met across all content outputs
  • Collaborate with creative teams to concept big ideas and write copy for key messaging on all campaign deliverables
  • Drive brand consistency across all communications
  • See projects through the whole creative process

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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, marketing, or communications
  • Minimum of six years’ experience in content marketing or copywriting, preferably with an agency
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong creative thinking skills and ability to think conceptually
  • Comfortable working independently with little direction under tight deadlines
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills with a diligent eye for detail, language, flow, and grammar
  • Proven ability to demonstrate brand voice
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent portfolio of work
  • Ability to be permanently based in Port Elizabeth is non-negotiable
  • Candidates who can start immediately will receive preference. There will be consideration Jan/Feb 2021 start

Posted on 25 Oct 2020

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