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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.

Qualifications:

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:

Website

  • 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

Marketing

  • 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

Events

  • 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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