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Wine & Spirits' print and digital magazine is published eight times a year and read by over 200,000 members of America's wine community. Consumers and wine professionals access our website and magazine for information on established and up-and-coming regions and producers, the art and science of viticulture, industry happenings and food and wine pairing. Wine & Spirits, the only wine publication to win the James Beard award five times for excellence in wine writing, evaluates more than 15,000 wines each year.

Junior Systems Administrator

Location: New York, NY

Type: Full-time

Min. Experience: 3+

Salary: $38,000-$45,000 depending on experience

National media company focused on wine and spirits seeks a Junior Systems Administrator to join our team and to help expand our digital presence. Responsibilities will include maintaining our databases of subscribers and of tasting notes; working with the Production Director on back-end website development; and production work on the print magazine’s tasting section.


Bachelor’s degree in related field
Proficiency with PHP, MySQL, Amazon Web Services
Ability to work in (or willingness to learn) InDesign and Photoshop a plus
Excellent problem-solving skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills

Job responsibilities:


  • Maintain and develop existing website with Web Designer
  • Subscription processing (PHP, MySQL, Amazon Web Services)
  • Maintain database for
    • New subscription orders
    • New gift subscription orders
    • Change of address
    • Account maintenance
  • Manage automated response emails to New Subscribers and New E-Newsletter Subscribers
  • Provide new subscriber information to NFS

Systems Development

  • Work with IT Systems consultant on System Development and Implementation for List and Sales Management

Digital Magazine

  • Develop digital magazine application
  • Vet available programs to help develop W&S digital products
  • Work with IT Systems consultant to create limited-access web content (separate subscriber content and free content like NYT and The New Yorker)

Production (InDesign and Photoshop)

  • Layout Individual Tasting Sections for print magazine and website
  • Manage production work of label images
  • Assist Production Director with production work during deadline and upload files to printer’s site
  • Maintain and develop photo library and issue archive for magazine and website


  • Manage the automated e-marketing platform (currently, Vertical Response)
  • Maintain lists for specific types of marketing blasts
  • Deliver email blasts (test messages, email blast deployment)
  • Report on email campaigns


  • Organize the printing of all event collateral (Signage, programs, certificates, etc.)
  • Solicit quotes and ensure on-time delivery of materials

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resumé showing experience and interest in the wine business to W&S Jobs.

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