Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Content Writer Intern At Saatchi 2015

Do you love telling stories? Do you love technology, brands and sharing information with a digitally-connected audience? Do you feel anxious when you see punctuation being abused? Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize, one of Africa’s premier digital agencies, is offering an opportunity to a smart, web-savvy intern who will have the chance to work as part of our content department during our six month paid internship programme. During this time, you’ll be exposed to a variety of brands, from the big to the small, local and international.

Opportunity and responsibilities

  • Craft various forms of relevant content (mainly for online) - long-form copy, infographic copy, copy for banner ads, etc

  • Upload and share articles on appropriate platforms

  • Deliver content that is relevant/time-sensitive

  • Attend training sessions where necessary

  • Apply the knowledge acquired in training sessions to all content created

  • Work alongside other departments (SEO, Social and PPC) in order to deliver work that achieves the best results across the board

  • Identify with brands and conceptualise content strategies to communicate their message to their target markets.


  • Diploma or degree in Advertising, English, Marketing or a similarly related field

  • Personal transport.


  • An understanding of current social media and content trends

  • Strong writing ability

  • Experience in writing for SEO.

Personal skills/attributes

  • Be self-motivated, take initiative and be independent

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Attention to detail and the ability to conceptualise the bigger picture

  • Above all, have a burning passion for digital!

If you’re driven, passionate, creative and have a way with words, you may just be the person we’re looking for. We work in a fast-paced environment that requires easily adaptable, talented people to meet stringent deadlines. A go-getter attitude, the ability to work well under pressure and a hatred for exclamation marks will serve you well in our content department.

Should you be called in for an interview, you will need to write a copy test, so please be prepared to set aside an hour or two.

Please include a short portfolio or samples of your writing in your application.

Contact details: Jason Smit 021 413 7500 work@saatchisynergize.co.za.

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