communicator_intro-copy-400x263Do you have what it takes to be an influential opinion former in the world of wine? WineLand Media is looking for a talented writer and social media guru to join the team as journalist and online editor in Paarl.

WineLand Media is a division of the wine industry organisation VinPro.

It should go without saying that WineLand’s next authority in wine writing should have an interest in wine and the wine industry. Interpersonal skills are also paramount – you should be able to work independently, as well as in a team. Proficiency in both Afrikaans and English will be highly advantageous.

The successful candidate will report to the Managing Editor and will manage monthly features, WineLand’s social media profile and This position also entails attending wine industry events, writing articles and blogs and coordinating ad hoc wine tastings and events. It may require juggling many tasks (or wine bottles) and necessitates an organised and thorough individual.

A competitive salary is offered – including a full range of benefits associated with an established concern.

Requirements: A degree in journalism or communications. Minimum 5 years experience in journalism or public relations. A comprehensive understanding of social media, search engine optimisation (SEO) and website management. Computer literate (MS Office) and excellent writing skills.

In terms of VinPro’s employment equity plan, preference will be given to candidates from a previously disadvantaged background.

Interested candidates should email their CV’s to Maretha Cillié (

Closing date: 25 November 2016

If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, accept that your application has been unsuccessful.


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