Copywriter – Johannesburg

Posted Work @ Gorilla

If you’ve got a way with words, then keep on reading!
A writer position in Gorilla’s creative team is available. This position requires imagination and a conceptual brain who can wear many hats within a creative team of thinkers. If words are your art, keeping strategy at heart, then your energy and talent will match ours.


Responsible for the linguistic content of creative material. Work across a range of media and formats, interpreting account briefs to compose a variety of striking written content such as headlines, body copy, tweets, articles and scripts for video and/or radio adverts TTL.

Help define a creative vision or strategy (innovation & evolution) for accounts.

Conduct brainstorms & ideation activities to conceptualise campaigns with the team(s) involved.

Translate the brief & the strategic requirements into a compelling creative solution.

Work & manage outputs according to a project plan.

Troubleshoot & propose countermeasures or solutions as required.

Present concepts & work to clients.

Argue reasonings behind motivations, rationales & best practices.

Producing original, clear and credible ideas/messages/scripts, and presenting these to clients and colleagues.

Monitoring campaign effectiveness.

Updating and amending campaigns according to feedback.

Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

Good team working skills.

Administrative and organisational skills.

Proofreading, presentation creation.

Accuracy – both in terms of grammar and information.

Creativity, and ability to produce innovative and original ideas.

Balance strategic development with client business objectives.

Provide QA for all creative deliverables.

Effectively communicate and coordinate with creatives


A portfolio of work, CV and references

Formal education/ training

Agency Experience

Proficient in MacOSX and copy-based software

Being a pretty cool person is somewhat important too


Send a CV, portfolio and cover letter to Please include examples of the work you’ve done, including corporate and personal stuff. We just want a cool, talented person who likes doing all kinds of different design. If you have a blog, give us that link too. Basically, we want to see you in action.

If we don’t reply to your submission, please assume your application was not successful.

No applications will be considered without a portfolio.