Career Opportunities

Creative Assets Producer

Wine Enthusiast Magazine, the publishing division of Wine Enthusiast Companies, has an open position in its Creative Department for a Creative Assets Producer. The ideal candidate will bring their project management and all their production experience to handle the details for our photography, social shoots and video productions.  The position works alongside our Creative members on site at our headquarters in Valhalla, NY.

Key responsibilities of this position

  • Be able to work in a collaborative internal creative environment.
  • Develop processes to work with other departments.
  • Appropriately delegate to properly aid in execution of big picture objectives.
  • Ability to work within a fast paced, highly functional production team.
  • Manage all aspects of a given project – from concept to pre-plan through actual shoot.
  • Professionally represent the company while working closely with third party vendors such as photographers, models, wardrobe stylists, prop stylists, hair and make-up artists, digital techs, re-touchers, etc.
  • Ability to navigate various personalities and orchestrate a large crew while on set.
  • Ability to manage a budget and negotiate as needed. Reconcile costs for each shoot, making sure they do not exceed budget.
  • Must be willing to travel and attend photo shoots and manage all on-set production. This includes: organizing flow of shoot, ensuring accuracy with samples/outfits, communicating specifics of each shot to CD/AD/photographer, determining backgrounds/set designs, and managing freelance support.
  • Research, scout and secure locations for photo shoots, including permits as necessary.
  • Strong attention to detail. Update and maintain accuracy of shotlists during pre and post production.
  • Stay current of new photo technologies and industry trends, as well as maintain files on talent and locations.
  • Bring fresh ideas to the table, research new talent and photographers.
  • Be solution oriented, Anticipate and resolve issues, including last-minute changes due to location, talent, or weather issues by utilizing appropriate resources.
  • Having relationships with agencies/freelancers is a plus.
  • Ability to navigate proper channels relating to copyright usage, fees and negotiations.

To be successful in this role you must have the following:

  • 5+ years-experience producing photo shoots both in-studio and on-location (on-figure experience a must; Lifestyle or fashion experience preferred). Video production is a plus.
  • 5+ years-experience in model/talent sourcing and booking and production relating to photo shoots (location searches, permits, location vehicles, catering etc.).
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a 4-year College or University preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Solution-oriented with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Works well under deadline pressure.
  • A detail-oriented self-starter with excellent time management skills, including ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Team player with a high level of professionalism.
  • Photo editing software Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and familiarity with Adobe InDesign Mac OS environment
  • Proficient with software applications such as Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat. Jira, WebDAM and Slack are a plus!

Along with a great group of co-workers and our beautiful Valhalla, NY location, we offer a competitive compensation package which includes a 37.5 hour work week, paid vacation, personal and sick time, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits, 401k with matching, employee discounts, shuttle service to and from White Plains train station, an on-site gym with free fitness classes, a cafeteria, covered parking and the opportunity to enhance your wine knowledge by participating in our wine tasting classes.

If this position interests you and your skills meet the requirements, please respond with a cover letter and resume via email to hr@wineenthusiast.net. We look forward to reaching out to those candidates who best match or current needs.

Please no phone calls or third parties. Wine Enthusiast Companies is proud to be an EOE


Front End Developer

Wine Enthusiast Magazine is seeking an organized, proactive and experienced Front End Developer to work with our Senior Web Developer to drive all updates to the look and feel of our fast-growing publishing site, Winemag.com.

Our site is built on WordPress so a working knowledge of the WordPress platform is an absolute necessity. At the very least, we are looking for someone who has 2 years of solid WordPress front-end developer experience. We also want a person who is driven and passionate about their work and seizes opportunities to keep learning. Someone who can be an effective member of a team, who utilizes exceptional communication skills; providing clear and detailed information while listening to others. The combination of those essential requirements will lend itself to being successful in this role.

Key areas of Responsibilities:

  • Creating landing pages using WordPress custom and/or premium themes.
  • Customizing the WordPress admin to meet needs of editorial team.
  • Building custom templates, popups and forms based on specs provided by editorial and marketing team.
  • Ensuring our websites operate quickly and uses best-in-class coding in accordance with SEO requirements.
  • Translation of the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code in all viewports.
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs.

Hard Skills and must have Qualifications:

  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3.
  • WordPress proficiency including themes and plugins.
  • Good understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as SASS and LESS.
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery.
  • Proficient understanding and hands-on experience of code versioning tools, such as Git.
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling – AJAX.
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, being able to perform basic image operations like cropping, resizing, etc. Familiarity with Photoshop would be a plus.
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • Experience with responsive design.
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that websites will adhere to them.
  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines

Bonus skills:

  • Elastic Search experience.
  • Publishing industry experience.
  • SAS Smart Ad Server experience.
  • WP-engine experience.
  • Email coding experience.
  • A love and or an interest in wine. We are after all the Wine Enthusiast!

Along with a great group of co-workers and a beautiful location in Valhalla, New York, we offer a competitive compensation package which includes a 37.5 hour work week, paid vacation, personal and sick time, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits, 401k with matching, employee discounts, shuttle service to and from White Plains train station, an on-site gym with free fitness classes, a cafeteria, covered parking and the opportunity to enhance your wine knowledge by participating in our wine tasting classes.

If this position interests you and your skills meet the requirements, please respond with a cover letter and resume via email to hr@wineenthusiast.net. We look forward to reaching out to those candidates who best match or current needs.

Please no phone calls or third parties. Wine Enthusiast Companies is proud to be an EOE

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