Wines & Vines, a leading wine industry magazine in San Rafael, Calif, seeks an experienced, hard-working and resourceful reporter to join its editorial team. The full-time, staff writer will work in the office and be expected to write weekly or daily news articles for the magazine's website and longer technical features and profiles for the print magazine. Other duties include playing a significant role in the production of the magazine, researching editorial content, managing and monitoring social media, attending industry events and finding new ways to share our practical content with an audience of wine industry professionals.
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree or higher in journalism or a related field as well as at least two years of reporting experience. Professional experience in the wine trade, wine writing or wine production is a big plus but not required. The staff writer will work directly with the editor in coordinating news coverage, editing stories and developing new digital content.
Applicants should also:
o possess excellent organization and time management skills,
" be familiar with data-driven reporting,
" know how to cultivate and maintain good sources,
" excel at using at Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and other production software,
" understand online content management,
" have experience taking and editing photos and video,
" be eager to help and dive into complex, technical subjects.
This is an opportunity to become a key member of a small but talented team at the heart of a thriving and fun industry. Full-time, salaried position with medical and dental insurance, 401(k) and paid vacation.
To apply, please email cover letter, resume and clips or links to published articles. No phone calls please.