Mid Weight Art Director

Short Job Description: 

A large Advertising Agency is looking for a mid-weight Art Director who will be responsible for generating conceptual and creative communication and a good track record with Loeries, Pendoring, D&AD, Apex, Cannes nominations, and awards. Please note that this role is B-BEEE.

Where will the person be based? (Town/Suburb/work-from-home/remote): 
Sandton, office and remote
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Full time - with flexibility
Main area of expertise required: 
Art Direction
Required Qualification: 
Degree or diploma in Art Direction (Or a degree in communication/design / fine art
List of required computer software skills: 
MS Office, Chase, Powerpoint / Keynote, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie
Estimated hours: 
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R45 000
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Friday, July 31, 2020
Full Job Description: 

Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • To produce and craft original and usable concepts in response to creative briefs
  • To present work internally and externally in a clear and professional manner
  • Work closely with relevant account teams, ensuring effective communication and management of team’s expectations
  • Work with account teams to understand the client’s brand and manage projects in a way that will support the delivery of the brand
  • To manage and take ownership of projects from origination to completion
  • Accurate recording of work time
  • Disseminate learning through other creative teams and the department
  • To develop skills and knowledge within yourself through on-the-job development, active participation in the agency and department
  • Provide feedback to your copywriter regarding improvements that could be made to your team, the department, and the agency
  • Create clear goals for self-development 
  • Actively support and involve team members at the appropriate time to resolve issues
  • Encouraged all members to look for collaborative ways to make the organisation a great place to work

           Minimum Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Degree or diploma in Art Direction (Or a degree in communication/design / fine art etc. that shows competent visual skills)
  • Minimum years’ experience: +7 years in art directing
  • A passion to be an art director
  • Sound knowledge of the relevant structures and processes 
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Confident communication skills

Computer literacy:

  • MS Word
  • MS PowerPoint or Keynote
  • MS Outlook
  • Chase
  • InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie
  • And any other programmes or presentation tools necessary in order to perform job

Please note this role is currently fully remote until level lockdown 1 and will require in office work. 


Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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