Senior Art Director

Remuneration: Market Related
Location: Cape Town
Education Level: Degree or Diploma
Job Level: Snr
Position Type: Permanent
Reference: #SPD2019

John Brown Media

Leading international content agency John Brown Media is looking for a senior art director to oversee the creative direction for multiple award-winning Fresh Living magazine and various print and digital assets for our client Pick n Pay. John Brown Media South Africa is part of the global John Brown Media Group and our local clients include Pick n Pay, BMW/Mini, Old Mutual, Discovery, Spur and Life Healthcare, as well as Waitrose, John Lewis, Orange, RBS Bank and Loblaws, among others, globally. The position of senior art director will report directly to the content director and group editor for Pick n Pay. The position is based in Cape Town.

Key responsibilities:

• Developing a creative vision across PnP account platforms – print and digital

• Ensuring creative vision is consistent, has longevity and is maintained across account platforms

• Developing and growing important creative relationships with freelance photographers and stylists

Day-to-day responsibilities:

• Undertake design and layout functions of editorial and non-editorial material

• Ensuring all visual elements are on brand and to standard, from brief to signoff

• Maintain the identity of the relevant publications with regard to the look and feel as well as meeting client needs

• Conceptualize and art direct food and portraiture shoots

• Motivate the art team and manage performance

• Assist with new business pitches


• Excellent communication skills

• Confidence in decision making and team leading

• Exceptional creative skills

• Excellent multi-tasking, planning and organisational skills

• Self-motivated

• Able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines

• Adaptable

Technical skills:

• Approximately 5+ years’ experience in the publishing and design

• Experience in leading and motivating a team

• Excellent knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

• Competent in Adobe illustrator

Please forward a detailed CV to 

CLOSING DATE: 31 January 2019

Reference number: #SPD2019 (to be stipulated in the subject line)


Please note that if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. John Brown South Africa reserves the right not to fill the position.