Creative Director - JHB

We’re looking for a special kind of creative director to join our Johannesburg team. You’ll be leading the small studio that managed to produce the work that has taken VMLY&R South Africa from a small digital agency to an integrated agency. Our creative team is super-talented, and in need of a strong leader, who can inspire, guide, push and grow them. If you’re it, and you have a mild disdain for traditional advertising and want to create unconventional work that matters, then get in touch.

Creative Director - JHB

You at VMLY&R SA

  • Be a highly creative as well as strategic thinker
  • Build strong relationships with clients to become their most valuable strategic and creative partner
  • Lead the studio, and drive the work by generating ideas, guiding creative teams, developing concepts and executing work to polished completion
  • Present and sell ideas both internally and to clients
  • Collaborate with client service, production and media in a constructive way that builds the work.
  • Maintain high standards of creative excellence and attention to detail
  • Creatively lead both large scale integrated projects as well as ongoing retainer-based work
  • You should always be aware of the latest digital and technology trends
  • You should have a thorough understanding of the production process and collaborating with production partners across sound, photography and film
  • Collaborating well with your team and other departments is a given. You will work closely with the most senior teams and departments in VML SA, and will form part of the Johannesburg agency’s leadership team


  • Minimum of four years of experience as a Creative Director
  • A killer portfolio of award-winning work
  • Strong copywriting for a variety of media 
  • An interest in and awareness of emerging trends in technology & advertising
  • Ability to inspire ground-breaking, innovative and culturally relevant creative ideas
  • Relevant degree/diploma

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status

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