Creative Director (X2) - 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.

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

We are always looking for the best talent to join our team of passionate thinkers. If you're ready to make work that lives in people's lives, we might be the place for you. Details of all advertised jobs are available on our LinkedIn page. Email CV to [email protected]

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