August 24, 2017




Heartlines is looking for a mid-level to senior copywriter and proof-reader for a short-term contract.

Heartlines Is Hiring

Does this sound like you?

  • I love words, words and more words
  • Reading and writing are my BFFs
  • I know how to write copy for various media: digital, print, social media, brochures, press releases, annual reports … you name it, I can write it
  • My writing style is versatile and can be adapted to various sectors and audiences of South Africa
  • Fixing spelling mistakes and grammar gremlins make my day


If you’ve said YES to all of the above, you’ll also need:

  • A diploma or degree in any off the following: English, Linguistics, Language, Journalism or Communications
  • At least four years’ experience in writing copy, developing content, proof-reading/sub-editing – essential
  • Additional South African language(s) – beneficial


What are the practicalities?

  • This is a 6-month contract position, based in Johannesburg
  • Part-time with flexible hours


How about personal values and abilities?

  • A high level of integrity and a willingness to serve
  • Ability to stay calm and meet varying, often-changing deadlines
  • We need a TEAM player – please leave your ego at the door


If this sounds like you, do this next:

Send an email to with the following attachments:

  • A concise CV highlighting all employment (paid or voluntary), education and skills relevant to this position (no more than 2 pages)
  • Selected examples of any written work, printed or online
  • A reference letter from a previous employer, colleague or mentor
  • Mark your subject line: Copywriter position


Closing date for applications: 1 September 2017.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Wednesday, 6 September.

Salary: based on skills and experience.

Starting date for position: September/October 2017.



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