Ogilvy South Africa

Senior Digital Producer

Job Function

Business Unit: Ogilvy CT
Location: Cape Town
Type: Permanent

Job description

Ogilvy Cape Town has a vacancy for a Senior Digital Producer.

People management:

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the development and creative studio digital team ensuring accuracy, adherence to processes and agreed budget
  • Continually evaluate and develop internal and external team skills and capabilities.
  • Allocate and manage distribution of work across the team, ensuring adherence to timelines and budget
  • Establish standards and processes for the digital team, ensuring effective integration with current creative studio ways of working
  • Implement and monitor quality control processes
  • Continually review systems and processes to ensure optimal delivery and profit delivery from the digital team

Project management:

  • Scope, schedule and manage the production of all digital studio projects in terms of timing, deliverables and functional specifications
  • Develop budgets, estimates and proposals in response to client briefing, ensuring all costs are approved and processes followed
  • Create, manage and report against project schedule/status report
  • Ensure projects are implemented according to requirements and specifications, continually reviewing work for accuracy and functionality
  • Resolve project, design or development challenges before they impact delivery timeline or budget
  • Schedule and brief development and design work into the studio as required ensuring compliance to studio briefing process
  • Ensure all creative work is reviewed according to the creative review process before presentation to client and any changes requested to the design following sign-off re-enter the review process
  • Co-ordinate with agency partners and online brand management team to ensure delivery of assets (photography, copy, design) according to production schedule
  • Attend all client meetings from briefing to presentation confirming all action points.
  • Maintain an overview of all work in progress, keeping senior management up to date with all issues and recommend appropriate solutions

Expense management:

  • Accurate estimation of client work so as to meet financial objectives and targets
  • Ensure projects are completed within budget, on time and achieve margin targets.
  • Ensure accurate and timely billing of work and costs as per our agreement with clients and in keeping with the monthly billing cycle
  • Manage weekly and monthly WIP of project expenses and update all required documentation
  • Maintaining accurate expenses/disbursements records against jobs.

Client liaison:

  • Build effective relationships with our clients by acting as the central point of contact for the client relationship across multiple projects
  • Maintain awareness of marketing and industry trends and an up-to-date knowledge of the communications mix
  • Create and find new opportunities for digital business and manage those relationships
  • Manage and maintain healthy relationships with business units within Ogilvy Cape Town, other Ogilvy South African campuses and international WPP group partners


  • Three year Relevant Degree/diploma
  • A minimum of five years related work experience as a digital producer/interactive project manager
  • Agency experience preferred
  • Passion for digital communication
  • Excellent project management skills - proven ability to own projects from beginning to end
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, high stress environment
  • Strong sense of team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of software, tools, techniques and file formats used within digital projects (experienced with MS Project)
  • Excel proficiency required
  • Strong technical knowledge of front and back end web technologies (.Net & PhP)
  • Experience in delivering website builds and social media campaigns
  • Clear knowledge and expertise of the content life-cycle and content management systems and process
  • Strong vocabulary of digital technology
  • Strong understanding of marketing principles and requirements and their relation to user experience
  • Strong desire to keep up to date with emerging technologies
  • Strong management and mentoring skills
  • Ability to inspire, communicate and collaborate with colleagues and agency partners
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Good strategic thinker
  • Proven financial ability



HR Contact | Cape Town


+27 21 467 1000