Job Opportunities

Editorial Assistant, New York Office

Wine Spectator seeks an editorial assistant to work on both the digital and print arms of the publication. This is an entry-level position, including some administrative duties, with the main focus on helping to produce content for the website, e-mail newsletters and social media platforms. With experience and initiative, the role will include reporting and writing news and short features for both digital and print.

Candidates should have a passion for wine and either an educational background in journalism/communications or some experience in publishing in a digital or print environment. Attention to detail, good communication skills, the ability to handle daily deadlines and a strong work ethic are prerequisites. Some experience in proofreading and/or copyediting would be a plus.

Other pluses include experience with:

  • Email newsletter management
  • Web-based content management systems
  • Professional social media account management
  • Google Analytics or other analytics tools
  • Search engine optimization
  • Adobe InCopy
  • Working in restaurants or wine retail

Position is full-time and based in our New York City office; current arrangement is a hybrid of remote and in-office work.

Please e-mail cover letter and résumé to manager@winespectator.com.


Wine Spectator Napa Assistant Tasting Coordinator

Wine Spectator’s Napa office is looking for a full-time assistant tasting coordinator. While the ideal candidate is passionate about wine and interested in journalism and wine writing, this opening is an entry-level position.

The Napa tasting department is responsible for managing thousands of bottles of wine from the Western Hemisphere that arrive every year for review. This position will assist in entering data about the wines into our database, managing the wines in our cellars and setting up blind tastings for review.

Responsibilities include:

  • Opening boxes. Must be able to lift 40 pounds comfortably
  • Handling wines
  • Organizing our cellar
  • Entering data into our database
  • Setting up blind tastings
  • Opening bottles of wines and cleaning up afterward
  • Contacting wineries for samples and information. Assisting the tasting and editorial departments as needed
  • Participating in general office duties

We’re a small team and need someone who will be able to pitch in when it comes to administrative tasks. To be clear, we are hiring someone to set up the tastings, not to taste wine personally. That said, many of our current tasters did start in this position, so there may be opportunities for advancement for some candidates.

What we are looking for:

  • Someone who is comfortable talking about the basics of wine. No wine education is necessary, but wine industry, retail or restaurant experience will help.

  • Computer skills. We spend a lot of time working in our proprietary database, but we regularly use Word and Excel. Knowledge of Google Workspace would be helpful.

  • Organizational skills, an ability to multitask, and a good communicator. The tasting department will be made up of four people who will share information and work in the same space, both literally and figuratively, so we want someone who will be comfortable in this small office environment.

We are filling an entry-level assistant tasting coordinator position. Still, for some candidates, there might be an opportunity to also include small writing projects among your responsibilities after you are trained in the tasting department. Please let us know if you have any prior experience in wine writing or a general writing background.

Our office is located in downtown Napa, so we need to hire someone already in the area. The position is full-time in the office.

Please email both a cover letter and a resume to: westcoast@winespectator.com

About Wine Spectator:
Wine Spectator explores wine as a beverage and as a lifestyle, educating and entertaining readers at every level of wine knowledge with in-depth articles and expert advice. In addition to blind-tasting 10,000+ wines each year, our journalists and critics write about dining and travel, cooking, entertaining and design, environmental and health issues and more, reporting news and profiling achievers industry-wide. The world’s leading wine publication, Wine Spectator reaches more than 3 million readers per print issue and millions more through its digital brands.


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