Tunbridge Wells
£20K-£30K dependent on experience
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Do you like writing? Do you also like booze? Do you also also like writing about booze? If those questions elicited a series of gradually-more-enthusiastic exclamations of “Yes!”, then read on: there’s an exciting job post following this preamble.

About the Role

Master of Malt’s Editorial Team  is looking for a writer. A weaver of words that weaves words well. Someone that can make the awesome drinks we sell sound as good as they taste. From clever microcopy to thought-provoking blog posts and everything in between, you’ll have countless opportunity to show off your crackerjack proficiency of the English language in a company that greatly values creativity and integrity.

Master of Malt is an online retailer specialising in spirits, with a particular reverence for whisky, gin, Cognac, mezcal… OK, we love them all equally, and you’ll be writing about all of them. Therefore, it would be marvellous if you had a deep knowledge of, or interest in, the world of drinks, because you’ll be using that understanding to inform people’s whisky purchasing decisions - a noble endeavour, we’re sure you agree. We’re more than prepared to offer you training to get your drinks knowledge up to scratch to the point where you’ll be going through scenes of movies frame by frame just because you’re interested in seeing what brand of gin a character is drinking. It’s a blessing and a curse.

We have big plans for Master of Malt, on top of the general business of “doing things right” that we’ve already inflicted on ourselves. We’re expanding at a fair clip, too. Be prepared to get stuck in with developing ideas as well as writing the copy for the never-ending list of projects. We’re a busy team, but we reward people who work hard.

Oh, we should also mention that from time to time you’ll probably have to be up for tasting some of the world’s best whiskies, gins, rums, etc. and writing about them. Yeah, that’s worth noting.

About You

You have enthusiasm/knowledge of spirits, and you’re ready for a wealth of drinks insight to be crammed inside your head by the booze boffins that line our halls. You’ve also got such a good grip on the English language that people think it owes you money. Perhaps you’ve combined those two skills and had your own cocktail blog or something or the sort…? Attention to detail is hugely important to us. Errant punctuation and incorrect usage of there/their/they’re makes us shudder. 

You’re able to write with authority, but make it accessible enough for the spirit novice to shop like a pro - you’ll be writing for everyone from the biggest whisky geeks to people who are simply looking for a delicious gift for their grandparents. You’re able to turn a phrase effortlessly and you can crack a joke. As previously mentioned, we value creativity, so… You’re creative. Yeah.

You’re happy to work hard, even if sometimes the work becomes somewhat repetitive. We’ll try to stop that from happening, but sometimes it just does. You understand that. You know what a computer is, know what it does and know how to make it make the words appear on the screen. Also, we could probably communicate solely in Alan Partridge references if we really wanted to, so maybe you’ve watched a few episodes of that.

Does that sound like you? Do the “applying” thing then. Go on.

It’d be super if you could include an up to date CV, but what would really help your application is if you could include examples of your previous writing work.

This role will be office based in Tunbridge Wells