Junior Copywriter/Proofreader

We are looking for a Junior Copywriter/Proofreader based in Cape Town! Working Type: Non- Remote (In Office) Budget: R10 000 - R15 000

Full Time

About this position

Main Responsibilities:

Clarify Briefs

  • Clean up client copy
  • Create copy/core message

Concept Development

  • Brainstorm visual and copy ideas
  • Develop headlines and copy for campaigns
  • Retail marketing campaigns

Copy development on all projects including (but not limited to):

  • Entry Mechanics
  • Trade presenters
  • Emailers
  • Social media content writing
  • Video scripts
  • Audio scripts

Proofreading and Copy Checking

Proofread all artwork

Proofread presentations

General proofreading for internal and external use

Attention to detail

Company Website & Blog

To develop the following (independently, as well as based on internal brief):

  • Marketing material
  • Blog articles
  • Case studies
  • Newsletters

Show & tell

  • New advertising trends and techniques
  • Competitor activities and successful campaigns being delivered by other agencies

Presentation Compiling

    Assisting the creative team with building presentations (in PowerPoint)


Educational Background:

    A bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, marketing, or a related field is  preferred.

Writing Skills:

  • Strong writing skills with a keen understanding of grammar, syntax, and style.
  • Ability to create engaging and persuasive copy that aligns with the brand voice and target audience.

Editing and Proofreading Skills:

  • Excellent editing and proofreading abilities to ensure accuracy and consistency in written materials.
  • Attention to detail to catch grammatical errors, typos, and other mistakes.


    Creative thinking and the ability to generate innovative ideas for various types of content.


    A strong portfolio showcasing writing samples, copywriting projects, or proofreading work. This can be from coursework, internships, or personal projects.

Understanding of Marketing and Advertising:

    Basic knowledge of marketing and advertising principles to create copy that aligns with marketing strategies.

Research Skills:

    Ability to conduct research to understand the target audience, industry trends, and competitors.


    Flexibility to adapt writing style to different tones, styles, and formats as required by the project or client.

Communication Skills:

    Effective communication skills to collaborate with team members, understand client needs, and incorporate feedback.

Time Management:

    Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Software Proficiency:

    Familiarity with word processing software, editing tools, and content management systems i.e MS Powerpoint

Knowledge of SEO:

    Basic understanding of search engine optimization (SEO) principles to optimize copy for online content.

Social Media Awareness:

    Awareness of social media trends and an understanding of how copywriting fits into social media strategies.

Initiative and Enthusiasm:

  • A proactive approach to learning and improving skills, along with enthusiasm for the industry.
  • Interest or experience in retail marketing (beneficial)
  • Interest or experience in sports, fashion, liquor and tobacco brands (beneficial)

How can I apply?

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