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Database/Content Manager

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Company:Whizzky App

Job description

Database and content manager with extensive knowledge of international whiskies

Whizzky App is looking for an experienced and hardworking individual to join our small team in Sandton. Candidates should have extensive knowledge of international whiskies and whisky distribution companies. You will be responsible for managing the web portal and app database. Other duties include researching whiskies and identifying interesting news pieces to use in the app. This person will collaborate with Whisky Stakeholders and Brand Managers so should have good interpersonal skills and be a team player.

While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.

When applying for jobs, ensure that you have the minimum job requirements.


  • Undergraduate degree completed
  • Digital marketing qualification
  • Preferably English/Journalism or communications-related major
  • Understanding of database management

  • Extensive knowledge in international whiskies and whisky distribution companies (at least five year’s experience)
  • Two year’s experience in content creation
  • Experience in conducting market research

  • Management of web portal and database:
    • Experience in managing a medium to large database
    • Uploading all relevant detail regarding the various International whiskies and/or other information that the app requires on an ongoing basis, including videos, pricing, etc.
    • Uploading new whiskies submitted via the app
    • Correcting labels as submitted via the app
    • Uploading whisky pack shots according to spec (minimum of 400 pixels in width on a white background)
    • Keeping track of local and International user Feedback and reverting to it daily
    • Publishing new researched articles within time specifications to keep the App relevant
    • Compiling of monthly newsletter including confirmation of competition hamper prizes with International Whisky brands
    • Up-keeping of user requested development list for future app version release
  • Research:
    • Researching each International whisky to ensure that information supplied is correct
    • Ensuring no plagiarism of information but rather an aggregated approach
    • Keeping pricing updated
    • Ensuring that any brand changes are kept updated by liaising with Whisky Brand Owners, internationally and locally
    • Keeping videos updated
    • Researching whisky related topics to articles, videos and other content types

  • Content Production:
    • Liaising with international brand custodians
    • Producing content according to the various topics under ‘Whizzky Features’
    • Saving copy and images on the web portal for publishing within specified timeframes
    • Creating and managing relationships with other local and international guest publishers on the portal to ensure fresh content from various platforms for SEO purposes
    • Ensuring that content is suitable for a global platform
    • Ensuring that content is of a high standard and that it is fully edited and grammatically correct
    • Compiling and sending out of press releases around newsworthy topics
    • And array of content types, including video
  • Tech Reporting:
    • Ensuring that any problems on the web portal and database are reported timeously to the app developers
    • Assisting with checking the app for bugs pre-deployment when new versions are released

Posted on 11 Aug 10:42

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