Mid-Level Content Writer

A vacancy exists for a Mid-Level Content Writer with at least 2 years of professional writing experience, who can craft relevant, insightful and creative copy for a variety of clients.

This is a full-time position based in Johannesburg, and the candidate will join an established team of content specialists.

Reporting to: Content Lead

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Liaising with Account Managers and clients and interpreting their briefs
  • Becoming familiar with clients’ products and services, target audiences, and competitors’ activities
  • Writing clear, persuasive, and original copy
  • Proofreading copy to check spelling and grammar
  • Amending, revising, and rewriting in response to feedback from the account team, creative team, or clients
  • Keeping up to date with popular culture and trends
  • Assisting with the development of content strategies
  • Attending brainstorm and training session with clients when required
  • Leading the conceptual copywriting and implementation of exceptional digital campaigns
  • Working with the entire creative team to create exceptional work
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Participation in strategic brainstorms, campaign development activities, creative brief development, and creative execution.

Required Skills 

  • The ability to research and write great copy on a cross-section of subjects
  • Impeccable interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flawless grammar
  • Effective time management and the ability to adhere to tight deadlines while under pressure (working closely with the traffic manager).

Requirements

  • Relevant degree or similar
  • At least 2 years’ professional writing experience (web, media, and social writing experience is advantageous)
  • A way with words and a keen interest in business and technology
  • The ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • The ability to understand and replicate various tones and styles according to different audiences
  • Adept at creating both long and short forms of copy
  • The ability to take criticism and work within clients’ expectations
  • An eye for detail
  • A desire to constantly learn, improve and grow professionally
  • The ability to be a generally awesome and quirky person who can take a joke (or 50).
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