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Communications Specialist
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Posted on: March 4, 2008Position Type: Full Time
Company: DiageoLocation: Napa, CA
Category: Sales

Job Description:
Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E) is part of Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O), the world’s leading premium drinks business. DC&E produces and markets premium wines from around the globe including Napa Valley, Sonoma, the California Central Coast, Washington, France, New Zealand and Australia. Brands include: Beaulieu Vineyard, Sterling Vineyards, Sterling Vintner's Collection, Chalone Vineyard, Acacia Vineyard, Edna Valley Vineyard and Provenance Vineyards as well as the French wines of Barton & Guestier. DC&E is also a leading importer of classified Bordeaux and Burgundy estate-bottled wines and F.E. Trimbach.

Diageo's broader business includes an outstanding collection of beverage and alcohol brands across spirits, wine and beer including Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Smirnoff, J&B, Baileys, Cuervo, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan and Crown Royal. Diageo is a global company, listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands and performance, visit us at http://www.diageo.com.

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We are looking for a communication specialist to write outstanding material for Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines.

IMPORTANT: Please apply directly online at www.diageo-careers.com, under keyword search type in 14460.

Purpose:
· To write and develop brand materials that are creative, consistent and commercially focused.
· Ensure timely production of written materials, including all wine fact sheets and eLearning scripts. Will also write other brand materials as needed.

Decision Making:
· Ability to hit all deadlines and deliver materials on time.
· Ensure consistent and error free written materials.
· Determine how to communicate brand essence.

Complexity of Role:
. Creative writing, excellent editing skills necessary.
· Must have strong wine knowledge and the ability to write clear and consistent materials.
· Understanding of wine, production, marketing, sales and consumer insights.
· Ability to work with winemakers to gather important production information.

Key Outputs/Deliverables:
· Maintain timely creation of all wine fact sheets for new vintage transitions – must be creative, descriptive and error free.
· Write scripts for all new eLearning modules, including updates to existing modules and new brand launches.
· Write other brand materials as necessary, including back label copy, brochures, and media sample letters.

Qualifications:
Experience:
· 5-7 yrs of wine industry experience – supplier, wholesale, retail or hospitality – coupled with a strong understanding of winemaking, production, sales and industry trends.
· Highly skilled writer with excellent communication skills.
· Must have experience writing wine fact sheets and other wine specific written materials.
· Must be proficient in spelling, grammar, proofreading and punctuation.
· Must have experience managing multiple tasks in a busy, fast-paced environment.
· BA required - English or journalism preferred

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