We’re on the lookout for a WordPress Developer who is able to pair the art of design with strong technical ability. We’re looking for no-nonsense, hard-working people with a “can-do” attitude.

REMUNERATION:

Market Related / Negotiable

JOB LEVEL:

Mid-weight

TYPE:

Permanent

LOCATION:

Port Elizabeth

YOUR REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years’ WordPress experience and web development experience
  • Good understanding of responsive web design and a mobile first approach to development
  • Strong portfolio of work
  • Clean coding methods
  • Skillset must include:
    • CSS/CSS3 for front end templating
    • HTML 5
    • PHP
    • Javascript
    • Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Illustrator
    • SEO and UX understanding
  • Experience with:
    • Subversion (Git)
    • Database administration (MySQL)
  • Must be able to code own responsive template from PSD
  • Able to manipulate plugins to perform required functions (mentioning examples will
    be beneficial)
  • Experience using child themes and familiar plugins
  • Building new WordPress sites/systems from scratch (including themes and plugins)
  • Ability to work on Macintosh computer

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU

  • Advise on optimisation tactics / best practice.
  • A strong visual eye and understanding of design concepts is necessary
  • Perspective on frontend (and backend) technologies and their impact on the design process
  • Converting custom designs to code for WordPress.
  • Frontend and backend (if possible) coding
  • Ensuring browser and device compatibility
  • Carrying out maintenance on existing WordPress sites
  • You have experience with modern web programming languages
  • Passionate about learning and continuous improvement
  • Up-to-date with technology
  • Solid troubleshooting skills

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good at pro-actively identify and implement new ideas/solutions
  • Great communication skills
  • Planning, structuring and configuring WordPress systems
  • Developing custom PHP modules, themes and plugins for WordPress
  • Improving the quality and functionality of our existing systems
  • Monitoring and analysing our software under real-world, production conditions
  • Evaluating new technologies for their feasibility and usefulness
  • Collaborating with other development teams and freelancers
  • Continually growing, learning, and sharing as we strive to keep pushing our technical boundaries
  • Manage your own time well and meet deadlines

BROWNIE POINTS

  • Understanding SEO
  • Understanding of different CMS platforms such as Drupal, Joomla and Umbraco
  • You have an appreciation for testing and automation.
  • eCommerce experience (WooCommerce)
  • Demonstrates potential leadership qualities

TERMS OF CONTRACT

  • 9:00 to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. The schedule is ‘deadline-driven’ i.e. on occasions when deadlines are tight, work may be required outside these hours
  • 15 working days paid leave per annum
  • Employment will be subject to an initial 3-month trial period whereby performance will be appraised and reviewed
  • You are required to bring your own laptop for the first initial 3-month trial period

Send a CV, Portfolio and cover letter to iwannawork@brand-it-group.com. Please include examples of the work you’ve done, and links to your own Social Media Accounts. If you have a blog, give us that link too. Basically, we want to see you in action. If we don’t reply to your submission, please assume your application was not successful.

We are looking to hire an intelligent and energetic person to fulfil role of Senior WordPress Developer. An individual who is able to pair the art of design with strong technical ability. We’re looking for no-nonsense, hard-working people with a “can-do” attitude.

You will manage the development, production and maintenance of digital projects by ensuring that updates and changes to client websites and other digital media are on time and on brief.

REMUNERATION:

Market Related / Negotiable

JOB LEVEL:

Senior

TYPE:

Permanent

LOCATION:

Port Elizabeth

YOUR REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ years’ WordPress experience and web development experience
  • 5+ years’ experience with WordPress Custom Meta Boxes
  • 5+ years’ experience with WordPress Template Hierarchy
  • Good understanding of responsive web design and a mobile first approach to development
  • Strong portfolio of work
  • Clean coding methods
  • Skillset must include:
    • CSS/CSS3 for front end templating
    • HTML 5
    • PHP
    • MYSQL
    • JQUERY
    • Javascript
    • GIT
    • Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Illustrator
    • SEO and UX understanding
  • eCommerce experience (WooCommerce)
  • Must be able to code own responsive template from PSD
  • Able to manipulate plugins to perform required functions (mentioning examples will
    be beneficial)
  • Experience using child themes and familiar plugins
  • Building new WordPress sites/systems from scratch (including themes and plugins)
  • Ability to work on Macintosh computer

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU

  • A strong visual eye and understanding of design concepts is necessary
  • Expert at developing using WordPress standards
  • Perspective on frontend (and backend) technologies and their impact on the design process
  • Converting custom designs to code for WordPress.
  • Frontend and backend coding
  • Ensuring browser and device compatibility
  • Carrying out maintenance on existing WordPress sites
  • You have experience with modern web programming languages
  • Passionate about learning and continuous improvement
  • Ability to be a team player and grow as the needs of the business grows
  • Up-to-date with technology
  • Solid troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise on optimisation tactics / best practice
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good at pro-actively identify and implement new ideas/solutions
  • Great communication skills
  • Planning, structuring and configuring WordPress systems
  • Developing custom PHP modules, themes and plugins for WordPress
  • Improving the quality and functionality of our existing systems
  • Monitoring and analysing our software under real-world, production conditions
  • Evaluating new technologies for their feasibility and usefulness
  • Collaborating with other development teams and freelancers
  • Continually growing, learning, and sharing as we strive to keep pushing our technical boundaries
  • Manage your own time well and meet deadlines
  • Effectively manages and coaches the more junior members of the WordPress Development team sensitively, positively and pro-actively

BROWNIE POINTS

  • Understanding SEO
  • Understanding of different CMS platforms such as Drupal, Joomla and Umbraco
  • You have an appreciation for testing and automation.
  • LESS / SASS Experience
  • Grunt / Gulp Experience
  • A history of open source software contribution

TERMS OF CONTRACT

  • 9:00 to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. The schedule is ‘deadline-driven’ i.e. on occasions when deadlines are tight, work may be required outside these hours
  • 15 working days paid leave per annum
  • Employment will be subject to an initial 3-month trial period whereby performance will be appraised and reviewed
  • You are required to bring your own laptop for the first initial 3-month trial period

Send a CV, Portfolio and cover letter to iwannawork@brand-it-group.com. Please include examples of the work you’ve done, and links to your own Social Media Accounts. If you have a blog, give us that link too. Basically, we want to see you in action. If we don’t reply to your submission, please assume your application was not successful.

Our company is looking for an experienced Digital Strategisits who will be a creative and independent thinker who adds value to our rapidly growing team. Candidates need to have a passion for digital channels from web to social within the context of fully integrated strategies.

REMUNERATION:

Market Related / Negotiable

JOB LEVEL:

Mid – Senior

TYPE:

Permanent

LOCATION:

Port Elizabeth

YOUR REQUIREMENTS

  • 2+ years’ or more of relevant work experience
  • Tertiary Degree / Diploma in relevant field
  • Strong portfolio of work
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of noteworthy brand strategies
  • Up to date knowledge of current web design trends and techniques
  • Understanding of marketing and digital strategy, UI, UX and information architecture
  • Experience with digital and social budgets and managing these effectively throughout a campaign, including media.
  • Experience in analyzing Google analytics, Facebook insights and other metrics platforms such as Socialbakers, Hootsuite, ORM platforms.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU

  • Great communication skills
  • Passionate about learning and continuous improvement
  • Ability to be a team player and grow as the needs of the business grows
  • Solid troubleshooting skills – good at pro-actively identify and implement new ideas/solutions
  • Be inspirational and be prepared to be both the teacher and the student
  • Innovative and strategic – think outside of your role
  • Respectful towards peers
  • Efficient, detail orientate individual with the ability to perform under pressure
  • Analytically minded with a flair for creative problem solving
  • Trustworthy and accountable

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborating with other development teams and freelancers
  • Continually growing, learning, and sharing as we strive to keep pushing our technical boundaries
  • Conceptualise groundbreaking digital campaign ideas while maintaining the logic needed to implement these practically
  • Strategize ways to improve and track site performance
  • Compile and present reports

BROWNIE POINTS

  • Experience with CMS systems (eg. WordPress / Drupal) and website support
  • Ability to work on Macintosh computer
  • Social media / ORM / Community management experience
  • Content marketing experience
  • Digital media experience
  • Mobile marketing experience
  • Mobile platform / app experience
  • Research and statistics skills
  • UX, UI and user-journey

TERMS OF CONTRACT

  • 9:00 to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. The schedule is ‘deadline-driven’ i.e. on occasions when deadlines are tight, work may be required outside these hours
  • 15 working days paid leave per annum
  • Employment will be subject to an initial 3-month trial period whereby performance will be appraised and reviewed
  • You are required to bring your own laptop for the first initial 3-month trial period

Send a CV, Portfolio and cover letter to iwannawork@brand-it-group.com. Please include examples of the work you’ve done, and links to your own Social Media Accounts. If you have a blog, give us that link too. Basically, we want to see you in action. If we don’t reply to your submission, please assume your application was not successful.

We have an exciting opportunity for an account manager with a passion and ability to think about digital in the context of a brand or campaign strategy. The role will require the chosen account manager to provide consistently excellent customer service and build relationships that will encourage new and repeat business opportunities.

As the ‘face of the company’ the account manager must have superior communication skills. The ideal candidate will be an innovative, creative, independent thinker who adds value to our rapidly growing team.

REMUNERATION:

Market Related / Negotiable

JOB LEVEL:

Mid – Senior

TYPE:

Permanent

LOCATION:

Port Elizabeth

YOUR REQUIREMENTS

  • 2+ years’ digital agency experience
  • Post graduate degree or National Diploma i.e. communication, marketing or other related Business Sciences
  • Full Driving License (This position is based in and around Johannesburg)
  • Account management experience
  • Customer service/liaison experience
  • Marketing knowledge and experience
  • Financial and budget control ability

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU

  • The ability to communicate technical problems to non-technical people
  • Outstanding people management skills
  • Self-management skills – the ability to carry out responsibilities with minimal direction
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Committed team worker
  • Ability to manage expectations
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong service orientation
  • Demonstrates potential leadership qualities
  • Builds strong and enduring relationships with clients, professionally and socially

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and maintain a portfolio of relationships with existing clients
  • Act as client’s first point of contact on all main strategic, creative and resource issues
  • Advise on optimisation tactics / best practice.
  • Managing projects from beginning to end with support where appropriate
  • Responsible for the smooth running of the account – operationally, creatively and financially – and is answerable on these points to the client and to the Business Director
  • Be responsible for all client communications, conflict resolution, and compliance on client deliverables and revenue.
  • Responsible for financial management and budget control of projects
  • Reporting to the client on account activity / performance
  • Organise regular internal status meetings and external client meetings
  • Record all client meetings in accurate contact reports, distributed within 24 hours
  • Understand company capabilities and services, and effectively communicate all offerings to the client.
  • Review status of all jobs on a weekly basis (or daily basis where applicable)
  • Attend and present at external customer meetings and internal meetings.
  • Responsible for ensuring work is produced on time and within budget
  • Assists other departments with forward planning on future projects
  • Tries to foresee any client issues/questions or internal resourcing issues before they arise
  • Ensures that timesheets are always up to date and given to accounts timeously
  • Contribute to the writing of Business Plans for the account
  • Maximising the account’s billings and/or income and for seeking out additional income opportunities

BROWNIE POINTS

  • Ability to work on Macintosh computer
  • An active sense of humour
  • Experience in management of web marketing campaigns

TERMS OF CONTRACT

  • 9:00 to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. The schedule is ‘deadline-driven’ i.e. on occasions when deadlines are tight, work may be required outside these hours
  • 15 working days paid leave per annum
  • Employment will be subject to an initial 3-month trial period whereby performance will be appraised and reviewed
  • You are required to bring your own laptop for the first initial 3-month trial period

Send a CV, Portfolio and cover letter to iwannawork@brand-it-group.com. Please include examples of the work you’ve done, and links to your own Social Media Accounts. If you have a blog, give us that link too. Basically, we want to see you in action. If we don’t reply to your submission, please assume your application was not successful.

An experienced and knowledgeable amazeballs superhuman who leads from the front. The first over the line, they live and breathe digital, social and marketing. Brands excite them, and great creative makes their heart pound. Part artist, part scientist, part colonel, this renaissance person is a rare cocktail of brains, heart and imagination. They’re able to dream up great ideas that meet objectives, align with strategy and can be delivered on deadline.

Most importantly, they instil the same sort of passion in their team and coax the very best out of the rest of their team, and understand how digital and social fit in with the bigger marketing picture. They know how to turn ideas into executions that deliver! We’re looking for an individual with vision and the drive to turn it into a reality.

REMUNERATION:

Market Related / Negotiable

JOB LEVEL:

Senior

TYPE:

Permanent

LOCATION:

Port Elizabeth

YOUR REQUIREMENTS

At least 3 years agency experience. A minimum of one year in a leadership position, preferably similar to the one described above.

Examples of your work in a similar position.

A marketing, journalism or industry related qualification.

Familiarity and experience with 3rd party publishing and reporting tools for Social Media platforms.

Familiarity and experience with various CMS platforms.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU

A Leader – You have to inspire, motivate, guide, discipline and delegate to a team of creative people, ensuring they perform at their very best.

Ready to get Creative – Put your imagination to use. Whether it’s copy, concept or campaign, you love dreaming new creative into being.

A Critical Thinker – Able to look at a concept or brief and assess the best route from a strategic perspective.

Super Analytical – Understand the reasoning and process needed to evaluate the results of a campaign and assess success or failure, strengths and weaknesses.

Always Curious – Constantly interested in the ongoing evolution of digital technologies, the internet, brands and branding and the ever changing landscape of advertising.

Driven by Passion – This isn’t a job, it’s a career. We need someone looking to leave their mark on the world and willing to carve a place for themselves in our agency as we grow.

Natural Born Communicator – Able to get an idea across no matter the medium, no matter the audience. Whether it’s briefing, explaining or reporting on the work, people understand you and what you’re saying.

Proactive – Always on the lookout for something new. Willing to step beyond the confines of what we’re doing and look at what we’re going to do.

A Teacher – Learning and growing is great, but lifting up those around you is even better. We want you to take your knowledge and experience and transfer it to others. Passing on learning and knowledge is a key component of the role.

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management – Output focused. Ensure that deliverables are on time, deadlines are met and workflow is consistent and meets the levels of quality expected by our clients.

Team Management – People Focused. Foster good morale, troubleshoot when there’s an issue and assist in the professional development of the team. Be a mentor, a coach and teach your Padawans how to fully utilise the Force. Oversee all aspects of your team and their work, from personal development to leave management and everything in between.

Research and Development – Stay current and on point with the latest developments in all relevant fields (technical, creative, theoretical etc). Up to date with thought leadership and frontier development in all aspects of digital technology, social media, marketing and trend prediction, as well as the latest marketing trends in our clients’ industries.

Education – Consolidate and share learnings with the rest of Gorilla with emphasis on the Social Media team. Instruct and advise the community managers in order to improve their knowledge and capability.

Copywriting – Facilitate the creative process, providing ideas, input and guidance to inspire the rest of the team to produce the goods.

Marketing Strategy – Capable of taking a brief and understanding the components needed to implement a campaign that is capable of meeting the objectives. An ability to be able to see beyond the what and understand the why.

Performance Analysis – Measure and assess the performance of your team, the campaigns and brands they’re responsible for.

Representative – Report to senior management thoroughly regarding the performance, needs and development of the entire Social Media division. Be a key link between people, facilitating communication and collaboration between your team and other departments and staff.

Brand Management – Responsible for at least one brand, and able to contribute to others when necessary.

TERMS OF CONTRACT

  • 9:00 to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. The schedule is ‘deadline-driven’ i.e. on occasions when deadlines are tight, work may be required outside these hours
  • 15 working days paid leave per annum
  • Employment will be subject to an initial 3-month trial period whereby performance will be appraised and reviewed
  • You are required to bring your own laptop for the first initial 3-month trial period

Send a CV, Portfolio and cover letter to iwannawork@brand-it-group.com. Please include examples of the work you’ve done, and links to your own Social Media Accounts. If you have a blog, give us that link too. Basically, we want to see you in action. If we don’t reply to your submission, please assume your application was not successful.

Are you so in-tune with your creative self that you taste colours and hear shapes? WE WANT YOU!

We need a Junior Graphic Designer to join our box of crayons. We’re looking for a digital artist who is long on ambition but short on experience to join our growing creative team. A visual virtuoso to turn briefs into breathtaking bits of bytes.

If you’re not creating awesome design for our clients you’ll be brainstorming the crap out of a brief and coming up with pitches that will blow minds and turn heads. That’s right, you’ll be part of the process from concept to final product. Don’t worry about not having enough experience. We’ll provide all the experience you need, so long as you’ve got the talent and the passion.

REMUNERATION:

Market Related / Negotiable

JOB LEVEL:

Junior

TYPE:

Permanent

LOCATION:

Port Elizabeth

YOUR REQUIREMENTS

Prior experience is a bonus but if you don’t have any that’s not a problem.

A design related degree or diploma, unless you’re a self-taught genius.

Thorough knowledge of the full Adobe design suite, with emphasis on expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Adobe Flash, web development, HTML coding, video editing, animation, sound editing and mad barista skills are all bonus abilities that will make us stoked.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU

Cool, Calm and Collected – Deadlines don’t phase you and the impossible is just another Tuesday morning walk in the park.

Driven – Task driven with the ability to meet tight deadlines.

Dedicated – Must be prepared to work overtime when required (but you’re so organised this won’t ever happen, right?).

Team Player – Type of person who steps in and gets involved when they need to help out a team mate, must be willing to work as part of a team and be open to new approaches.

Passionate – This isn’t a job, it’s a career. We need someone looking to leave their mark on the world and ready to carve a place for themselves in our agency as we grow.

Natural Born Communicator – Able to get an idea across no matter the medium, no matter the audience. Whether it’s briefing, explaining or reporting on the work, people understand you and what you’re saying.

Proactive – Always on the lookout for something new. Willing to step beyond the confines of what we’re doing and look at what we’re going to do.

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Design – Create monthly content, as well as campaign work with the ability to take a design from start to finish. The ability to create or use an existing brand I.D./key visual and role it out.

Conceptual – Should have the ability to create conceptual work from a campaign to a proactive Facebook post.

Brainstorm – Must be able to participate in a brainstorm and make meaningful, constructive contributions.

 Helping Hand – Willing to get involved wherever needed.

TERMS OF CONTRACT

  • 9:00 to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. The schedule is ‘deadline-driven’ i.e. on occasions when deadlines are tight, work may be required outside these hours
  • 15 working days paid leave per annum
  • Employment will be subject to an initial 3-month trial period whereby performance will be appraised and reviewed
  • You are required to bring your own laptop for the first initial 3-month trial period

Send a CV, Portfolio and cover letter to iwannawork@brand-it-group.com. Please include examples of the work you’ve done, including corporate and personal stuff. We just want a cool, talented person who likes doing all kinds of different design. If you have a blog, give us that link too. Basically, we want to see you in action.

If we don’t reply to your submission, please assume your application was not successful. Applications will not be considered without a portfolio.

Have a passion for people and communities? Love to engage, talk a lot and get your hands dirty? Then we want you! We’re looking for a new team member to manage the Social Media accounts of our clients and create content. You’re responsible for the voice of our clients. We need a hard worker who is passionate about what we do and loves being a part of a fun and driven team.

REMUNERATION:

Market Related / Negotiable

JOB LEVEL:
TYPE:

Permanent

LOCATION:

Port Elizabeth

YOUR REQUIREMENTS

Managing Client Accounts – The clients communities are routinely and continually up to date, without a static or congested flow in either direction in terms of moderation, response, engagement, interaction and posting.

Copywriting – Create timely and engaging copy for your clients that is on-brand and in line with objectives and platforms.

Brainstorming – Participation in creative sessions focused on solving problems and sharing ideas.

Creative Direction – Assisting with provision of briefs to designers for execution of Client content and advertising (in conjunction with the Creative Team and Social Media Manager).

Reporting & Monitoring – Noting and evaluating performance and using it to feedback to the Account Manager and Creative Team, with input on how to improve work.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU

Creative – Community management and copywriting require a degree of imagination. There is no manual or black and white answer.

Inquisitive – This environment is a never-ending learning curve. If you aren’t finding out new stuff you’re getting left behind.

Team Player – Type of person who steps in and gets involved when they need to help out a team mate, must be willing to work as part of a team and be open to new approaches.

Driven – Task-driven, ability to manage and meet deadlines.

Analytical – Understand and use tools that enable understanding of the efficacy and impact of our work. Brand work should be informed by the performance of the work preceding it.

Passionate – This isn’t a job, it’s a career. We need someone looking to leave their mark on the world and ready to carve a place for themselves in our agency as we grow.

Proactive – Always on the lookout for something new. Willing to step beyond the confines of what we’re doing and look at what we’re going to do.

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

If you’re amped about social and understand that the world is made up of hashtags and trends; and love the thought of big ideas that ‘break the internet’ while staying on target, we’d like to speak to you.

AT LEAST 2 YEAR AGENCY EXPERIENCE. A minimum of one year in a position with duties similar to the ones described.

Useful

A degree or a diploma in Marketing, Copywriting, Public Relations, Brand Strategy or Journalism

Outstanding English copy editing, proofreading and copywriting skills

Must have an extremely good eye for detail

Excellent communication and time management skills

TERMS OF CONTRACT

  • 9:00 to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. The schedule is ‘deadline-driven’ i.e. on occasions when deadlines are tight, work may be required outside these hours
  • 15 working days paid leave per annum
  • Employment will be subject to an initial 3-month trial period whereby performance will be appraised and reviewed
  • You are required to bring your own laptop for the first initial 3-month trial period

Send a CV, social links and cover letter to iwannawork@brand-it-group.com. We just want a cool, talented person. If you have a blog, give us that link too. Basically, we want to see you in action. If we don’t reply to your submission, please assume your application was not successful.