BDO South Africa: Copywriter

Company BDO South Africa
Reference # ZBD_01
Published 14/06/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities and our client’s unparalleled support.

BDO’s global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 88,120 people working out of 1,617 offices – and we’re all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards.

BDO South Africa is looking for a Copywriter to join our Business Development division in our Johannesburg office.

Main responsibility is to produce engaging, clear, compelling copy for different mediums such as websites, proposals and other client related documentation. The main duties include researching, producing interesting written content in line with the requirements of the stakeholders and ensuring their work is accurate and of a high quality.

Job Functions Copywriting
Industries Accounting & Auditing
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
•Write strong, eye-catching, compelling copy that speaks to the clients business strategy
•Interpret briefs to understand project requirements
•Conduct research into the clients business in order to ensure the message speaks to the brand
•Edit and proofread copy as needed and ensure accuracy
•Meeting with stakeholders to understand their message and target audience
•Interpreting technical information and turning it into persuasive copy concepts
•Collaborating with internal departments to brainstorm and develop a variety of materials
•BSc/BA in Marketing, English, Journalism or related field
•Advanced Business Writing qualification is advantageous

Work Experience:
•3-4 years’ experience
•Proven experience as a copywriter or related role
•Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
•B2B writing experience

Microsoft office 365
•SEO/writing for the web

•Strong research skills
•Excellent time-management and organizational skills
•Detail orientated
•Ability to handle and manage stress
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Critical thinking
•Able to work independently
•Excellent communication skills
•Relationships and Collaboration
•Exceptional Client Service
•Business Growth
•Engaging people
•Quality, Risk management and Operational performance

The appointment will be made in terms of the Firm’s Employment Equity Policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Closing Date 21/06/2021