Contract - Content Writer (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time


  Auckland, Auckland/Northland


Wine-Searcher is the world’s most comprehensive database for pricing wines, spirits and beers, with an average of more than 16 million pageviews a month. To support its powerful search engine and price-comparison function, Wine-Searcher produces daily news articles and features, and has compiled an exhaustive encyclopedia of the world's wine regions, grape varieties, producers and vintages.

We are looking for an experienced writer to join the team. The successful candidate will be able to produce crisp, clear, accurate and engaging copy for the encyclopedia sections of the website. The successful applicant will be able to research stories and produce copy to tight deadlines. Broad international wine knowledge is essential for this role. Data analysis and subediting experience would both be assets. Candidates will need a good understanding of wines and spirits, have sharp eye for detail and a professional work ethic. Duties will include updating existing content and contributing content to newly developed areas such as producers and vintages. Additional duties will include sourcing appropriate imagery to accompany articles. Successful applicants may also get the opportunity to contribute stories to our news section.

The job is a full-time role on a six-month contract, but could turn into a permanent position for the right person. This is a New Zealand based position, working at our offices in New Lynn in Auckland.

You will need:

  • Good international wine knowledge and a willingness to learn (WSET qualifications or similar are desirable but not essential).
  • Excellent written skills. We will be looking for good candidates, regardless of previously published work, but you must be an engaging writer and able to fill a variety of roles.
  • Good analytical and online research skills.

We are also looking for:

  • A willingness to learn about database management. Some knowledge of HTML will also be an advantage.
  • Experience with news/features writing.
  • Knowledge of a second language will be beneficial (particularly Spanish, French or Italian).

We offer:

  • Opportunity to work with an international wine team with specialised knowledge.
  • Opportunity to work for an internationally recognised brand.
  • The chance for further training and personal development.

This is an office-based, full-time position. Please forward your CV, cover letter and provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship via the apply button below.

Working in New Zealand

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Applications close Friday 24th July.

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