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Digital Creative Director

at M&C Saatchi Abel in Cape Town
Sub-Category: Creative Director

When M&C Saatchi was launched in 1995, it was of the belief that “nothing is impossible”. A conviction that an individual can make what seems highly improbable happen. Six years after opening our doors in 2010 in South Africa, M&C Saatchi Abel was voted South Africa’s best advertising agency, with over 180 staff in our Cape Town and Johannesburg offices.

Our Cape Town agency is looking to hire an experienced Digital Creative Director to lead a young, dynamic and growing digital team within the agency and champion digital thinking and innovation throughout the agency.


  • Ultimately responsible for the quality of the digital work across the agency and client portfolios
  • Driving innovation and best practice when it comes to all aspects of digital
  • Oversee Creative teams, including designers, writers, social media and content managers. (All development is done externally)
  • Mentor & Manage the studio team – keep them happy, inspired and motivated.
  • Allocate work to teams in collaboration with traffic
  • Inspire creatives and the agency about work.
  • Give recognition and encourage those under you.
  • Do your own award winning work.

Your Success Measure: Is the agency’s digital work winning? Is the digital creative department happy and productive? Are you seamlessly integrated with the rest of the agency teams.



Probably the most important part of your job. Rallying all agency disciplines from strat – Account Management – Production – Creative teams – Traffic behind solving problems and creating great digital work. You are also solely responsible for the happiness, performance and motivation levels of the entire digital creative department. You are both manager and mentor – you need to facilitate and inspire great work. You need to have the excellent interpersonal skills and buy–in from all.


You are ultimately responsible for the quality of thinking that you and the teams under you produce. This should be of a consistently high quality. You should be able to both develop and inspire great, fresh, impactful thinking. As well as drive a strong digital agenda that is integrated with the rest of the agency. Having an integrated view on work is essential.


You are the benchmark of quality and the standard for your discipline in the agency. Your design for digital should be beyond question and be the envy of all below you.


You will need to be able to present work well to the most senior clients and organisational heads. You will be responsible for presenting your teams pitch work. You will need to be able to present work right from strategy to creative execution.


You will be responsible for the all production decisions: choice of suppliers and the quality of work you extract from them. You should feel confident having the final say on work before it goes to client and the media.

We don’t do ego.
We don’t do prudes.
We solve in the positive.

If this opportunity excites you, please apply! Applicants are requested to submit a CV and portfolio of work in their application.

Please note, if you do not receive a response in two weeks, your application has not been successful

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