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Senior Copywriter

Clockwork, an award-winning, independent creative and communications agency with headquarters in Johannesburg and London, is looking for a senior writer with business or financial writing experience to join our growing content team. We’re offering the right person the opportunity to work with a variety of prestigious clients and rewarding projects, creating long and short form content.

To excel in this position, you’ll need outstanding writing and research skills, with a proven track record of producing insightful, evidence-based writing in a variety of formats. You’ll have experience writing business or financial content for different audiences and platforms.

All applications must include a copy of your CV and a portfolio of work.

Reporting to: Content Lead



  • Create must-read content that is accurate, insightful, grammatically correct and meets client goals
  • Become familiar with clients’ products and services, target audiences, and competitors’ activities
  • Conduct interviews with clients to inform content creation
  • Amend, revise and rewrite in response to feedback from the account team, creative team, or clients
  • Assist with the development of content strategies
  • Adhere to briefs and strict deadlines


  • Research quickly and efficiently and translate your research into writing on a wide range of subjects
  • Critically analyse and interrogate information presented to you
  • Understand basic stats, figures and graphs and use them to support an argument

Working within a team

  • Work seamlessly and efficiently within a team, fostering a collaborative work environment
  • Ensure timely responses to requests from team members on all deliverables.
  • Manage and follow up on delegated deliverables

Essential Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in a writing role
  • Experience with long form writing is essential, experience with B2B or financial writing is advantageous
  • Verifiable degrees and diplomas

Essential Skills

  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A comprehensive knowledge of and proven experience of the market and industry
  • Maturity and temperament to relate to a wide range of clientele
  • Client focused, attention to detail, highly organised
  • Ability to think strategically, and execute quality work while meeting deadlines
  • High level of creativity, inspiration and innovation
  • Good interpersonal skills – confidence to present observations or advice to (senior) colleagues
  • “Can do” attitude to take ownership and pride in deliverables
  • Team player willing to adapt to a fast-paced environment and champion the Clockwork ethos
  • Flexible and open to changes
  • Practical problem solver
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