Team Lead Scriptwriter

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Team Lead Scriptwriter


  • Job Title: Team Lead Scriptwriter
  • Department: Production
  • Reporting to: Script Manager or Production Supervisor
  • Responsible for: Scriptwriters, Editors, Videographers, Motion Graphics Artists and Graphic Design
  • Location: Cape Town


As the Team Lead Scriptwriter you will be responsible for the creative interpretation and delivery of a course. You will manage the implementation of creative concepts that drive learner engagement, based on the received course brief and outline. You will be required to lead a team of resources to produce work that is of the highest quality, meets the course objectives and adheres to both the client’s and Lobster’s standards. You will also be required to produce work within a project to steer the creative direction of the course.

Key Responsibilities

  • To facilitate a brainstorming process with the assigned creative team, and ensure the learning and creative outcomes will be achieved
  • To effectively interpret client briefs and outlines, and generate innovative creative ideas around new course production
  • To steer, implement and communicate the creative direction for a specific course, including managing creation of the project’s style guide
  • To manage a team of resources, per project, to create a high quality course that works within parameters (schedule, resources and budget) assigned by the Project Manager
  • To assist with the completion of work within a project, based on the required role i.e Scripting/Editing/Videography/Motion Graphics
  • To manage the production process of the project from pre-production to delivery, and ensure that all work scheduled to be completed follows the course plan and adheres to Lobster Production standards
  • To ensure that Lobster processes are followed and all checks are put in place at each stage of production
  • To manage the Jira Course Project, confirming that all data and issue movement is accurate and complete
  • To ensure that Lobster quality assurance standards on hard drive management, asset management and document management is precisely adhered to
  • To escalate any issues that relate to quality, process, consistency, content or client review delivery that do not meet Lobster standards
  • To conduct the review and approval of all work completed by the project team internally to guarantee that work is of the highest quality, meets the course objectives and matches the client’s brand guidelines as well as all the parameters outlined in the client brief
  • To manage completion, sign off and approval of all course deliverables, and ensure that they are available in the correct format and distribution method
  • To regularly communicate project status reports to the assigned Project Manager to keep them updated on the progress of the project
  • To develop, motivate and assist the production team, including freelancers
  • To effectively manage freelancers to understand Lobster’s learning methodology, and consistently produce work that is of Lobster standard.
  • To identify and motivate new ways of working that improve the timing and delivery of creative outputs
  • To be on set during the production phase to manage logistics and the client relationship as and when required/in the absence of a Project Manager


  • Degree/Diploma with a minimum of 3 years experience as a Team Lead Writer in a creative environment
  • Proven track record in quality assurance, time management and communicating creative concepts
  • Supervisory experience of a team is essential
  • Solid background in editing, videography, scriptwriting or motion graphics.
  • Strong creative flair with the ability to storyboard, plan and execute high quality work
  • To assist with the completion of work within a project, based on the required role i.e Scripting/Editing/Videography/Motion Graphics

Skills, knowledge and attributes
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite of products (specifically Premiere, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects), as well as PowerPoint, iWork and other programmes required for execution
  • A proficient Mac user
  • A thorough understanding of production best practices related to planning, creative inspiration and production processes
  • Knowledge of how to facilitate proactive and reactive idea generation during the visualisation process
  • Scriptwriters: Strong and proficient creative English writing skills
  • Editors: Strong and efficient editing skills on Adobe Premiere CC
  • Videographers: Extensive experience with various types of cameras, especially DSLR and mirrorless cameras
  • Motion Graphics Artist: Exceptional illustration and animation skills in Illustrator and After Effects
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to manage, mentor and motivate a team
  • Able to quickly build rapport, credibility and trust within a team
  • A creative thinker who is confident, self motivated, articulate and practical
  • Analytical and possesses strong organisational and problem solving skills
  • Works well in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Highly resilient and able to perform consistently under pressure
  • Possesses excellent attention to detail
  • Displays a hands-on, persuasive and professional approach to all creative projects