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Creative Director Job, Durban, Johannesburg

Remuneration: negotiable linked to the market
Location: Durban, Johannesburg
Remote work: Some telecommuting allowed
Level of education: Diploma
Job level: Senior
Travel requirement: Casual
Type: Permanent
Reference: #GOR120522CD
Company: Gorilla

job description

We are looking for an experienced Creative Director to join our jungle and lead our team of young, ambitious and versatile creatives. Before getting into the type of person we are looking for, it is important that you know us a little.

  • We are an independent Jungle which makes us agile, invested and passionate. We are at Level 2 BBBEE and are strong supporters of industry transformation. Developing and maintaining an impressive culture is one of our 6 core values. Having fun for no other reason than to have fun is quite another.
  • We are digital partners for all our customers and integrated partners for a few of them. That’s fine with us, because a social post has every right to be as awesome in the form of a TV spot.
  • We are privileged to work with some of the most loved brands in South Africa with more than a few relationships spanning almost a decade. Loving the work we do and the teams we do it for is far more important to us than tenure size.
  • The relentless pursuit of awesome means everyone in our jungle has to say no to average, recognize the good, and then crack on to make it awesome.
  • We have divided our agency into multidisciplinary teams called Amazon, Borneo and Congo. The Creative Director will oversee the Art Directors, Designers, and Writers of each and report directly to the CEO/Creative Director.
  • We call ourselves Gorilla because when we were founded 14 years ago, our big plan was to specialize in tactical guerrilla marketing. Yes, our website needs to be refreshed with a new CI. WE KNOW! Maybe if we had a super creative director in place, it wouldn’t take us so long.

So it’s us.


Now about you – this role is extremely important to us, so we’ll throw away the kitchen sink to find the right person. If this is you, then the answer to the questions below will be a resounding “yes!”

Are you a strategic thinker?

Efficient-creative is important to us. We are looking for someone with a more than solid understanding of brands and marketing, who can unlock ideas and solve problems in an impressive and efficient way.

Are you an experienced, strong and kind leader?

The happiness and development of each of our gorillas is of vital importance to us. Our leaders are expected to invest in building their teams and leading The Relentless Pursuit of Awesome.

Can you manage a department?

Our Creative Director will work within several permanent multi-disciplinary teams and must have a thorough understanding of department budgets, team capacity and studio workload. If the situation calls for it, our Creative Director will also need to access and manage independent resources to ensure the impressive work is delivered on time and in full.

Are you a good communicator?

We like to sell ideas in as few slides as possible. We like to present them in a way that leaves people no choice but to shout “That’s awesome!” The person we’re looking for has a great way of weaving words and images together to tell a story.

Do you think the average is unacceptable?

We never want to be average. Or even just good. This means that we are only happy when a concept, a campaign or even a simple text makes us say “yeah, that’s great!” Our perfect creative director is a perfectionist when it comes to his craft.

Are you comfortable bringing Awesome to life across any channel or medium?

We’re a channel-agnostic big idea agency, but there’s no denying that the world we live in demands a solid understanding of the digital ecosystem.

Do you have a portfolio of work to share that will make us say “That’s awesome! »

We’re looking for someone who’s been there, done this, and gotten the Lion. Or the Loerie. We will even settle for an Oscar.

Are you the creative director we are looking for?

Are you awesome?

Company Description

We are Gorilla, an award-winning creative digital agency with offices in Johannesburg and Durban. Our mission, in a nutshell, is to bring work into the world that makes our clients and their clients say “This is great!”

Posted May 12 10:01, Closing date Jul 11