We are seeking a dynamic and energetic writer to manage the scripting process from concept to completion for corporate communication and entertainment products. The writer works alongside a team of client service consultants, illustrators, designers, art directors and post production.
The writer attends briefing sessions and occasional meetings with client to better understand the content being produced and its objectives. During brainstorm and review meetings the writer will offer creative input while receiving and recording creative direction from others to communicate the result to the rest of the team. The writer is responsible for briefing the script into studio and following its creative development throughout.
Scripts are reviewed and refined before production begins during which the writer will give input on the work being produced and provide feedback and updates ensuring project objectives are being adhered to.
The scope of the work varies and the writer needs to be versatile and able to work on a range of products and subject matter, including copywriting for social media platforms.
The position is time and creativity intensive, so only dedicated, hard-working individuals should apply.
A writing qualification is preferable but not essential and experience in creative writing or agency experience will be beneficial.
Although the position does also involve advertising-style copywriting, skills as a story writer (including story structure and character) are most utilised. Being able to condense and translate detailed factual content into an entertaining narrative through use of character, setting and engaging dialogue are the core strengths of the writer.
The writer will need to work with a variety of personalities and highly skilled personnel in all areas – from business development, through illustrators and art directors, to colourists, finishing artists and letterers. In addition the writer should be comfortable working alone when required as the scripting process will be almost entirely their responsibility.
The following attributes are essential:
A tertiary qualification in a related field.
Comfortable with a range of writing types (from story and script to copywriting)
A good understanding of narrative structure, character and dialogue
High level of visual literacy is essential
Able to research independently and extract core information from detailed texts
Good interpersonal and workshopping skills
Able to work well with others as well as independently
Meticulous attention to detail and thoroughness, including strong grammar and spelling
In touch with popular culture
If you are interested please mail us your CV and portfolio with a cover letter summarising your suitability for the position and what your availability is.
Should you not have heard from us within two weeks of your submission, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Remuneration: Negotiable depending on experience
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Mid
Own transport required: Yes
Strika Entertainment conceptualises, produces and commercialises engaging character-based entertainment products and communications solutions, primarily in the medium of comics and animation.