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America's Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located just outside of Boston, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks, which are published in our two magazines, Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country, our growing line of cookbooks, our websites, and featured on our public television series, America's Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country TV. We are devoted to a collegial approach to cooking-teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side comparisons, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment performance tests to determine which pans work and which ones don't, which brand of ketchup tastes best, and so on.

America's Test Kitchen accepts no advertising. We are a private company with no affiliations with large publishers, cookware manufacturers, or food purveyors, which means that our content is unbiased and objective.

America's Test Kitchen is a fast growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, health insurance coverage offers a choice of a Blue Cross Blue Shield Care PPO or an HMO, Delta Dental, Prudential short term and long term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a generous amount of vacation time and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Currently Available

Customer Loyalty and Support Representative

The Customer Loyalty and Support Representative helps deliver exceptional customer support with an emphasis on deepening customer loyalty and maximizing customer satisfaction with ATK.

The rep will play a key part in the total customer experience through offering exceptional support through email and over the phone to help achieve our goal of 100% customer satisfaction.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Provide exceptional customer support through incoming calls and emails relating to ATK’s digital and print products, with an emphasis on customer satisfaction.
  • Help build ATK customer loyalty through outgoing proactive customer contact programs, via phone or email.
  • Approach each customer interaction as an opportunity to engage and deepen the customer’s relationship with ATK.
  • Assist the team with identifying and reporting “the voice of the customer”, to help us improve overall customer satisfaction.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • You have exceptional verbal and written communication style.
  • You are comfortable using Chrome, Gmail and other browser-based computer software.
  • You understand how customer support can be done right, and are able to effectively communicate what exceptional customer service means.
  • You prioritize customer satisfaction and loyalty about all else.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience on a customer support or community management team.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) preferred.

CONTACT

America’s Test Kitchen is conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, health insurance coverage (choice of a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO or an HMO), Delta Dental, Prudential life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a generous amount of vacation time, and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to customerservice.rep@americastestkitchen.com with Customer Loyalty and Support Rep 03-2014 in the subject line.

COMPANY SUMMARY

America’s Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located in Brookline, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks, which are published in our two magazines, Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country, our growing line of cookbooks, our websites, and featured on our public television series, America’s Test Kitchen. We are devoted to a collegial approach to cooking—teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side comparisons, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment performance tests to determine which pans work and which ones don’t, which brand of ketchup tastes best, and so on.

Our publications contain no advertising. We are a private company with no affiliations with large publishers, cookware manufacturers, or food purveyors, which means that our content is unbiased and objective.

Digital Design Director

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

A smart, creative, energetic individual that can build and lead our UX & Visual Design team. Your mission will be to bring ATK’s design for all things digital to the next level. You should have a passion for the Web, Content and Commerce. A large part of our traffic is mobile so experience with Responsive Design across phone, tablet and desktop screens is a must. If you hang out on design communities like Dribbble or Behance, or read Smashing Magazine, we want to talk to you.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build our digital design team and establish ATK as a the premier online destination for the most authoritative content for home cooks
  • Conceptualize, visualize and design the best experience for all of ATK’s digital properties across desktop, mobile, and tablet leveraging established ATK brand assets
  • Collaborate with Marketing, Product, Technology and Editorial teams to develop innovative UX that integrates our unique intersection of content and commerce
  • Ensure visual consistency of customer experience and brand across various digital touch points including UX, banners and emails

SKILLS YOU NEED

  • 5+ years in consumer facing digital design and experience in the mobile space
  • A pixel-perfect design portfolio of engaging user experiences across web and mobile
  • Master proficiency with design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong understanding of usability, user centered design and how great design positively impacts conversion
  • Ability to think strategically and execute visual designs via user centered design practices
  • Experience with responsive design, HTML and CSS. Ability to prototype a huge plus.
  • BA/BS degree in Graphic Design or related Design degrees required

CONTACT

America's Test Kitchen is a fast growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, health insurance coverage offers a choice of a Blue Cross Blue Shield Care PPO or an HMO, Delta Dental, Prudential short term and long term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a generous amount of vacation time and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, resume and link to a current portfolio or work via email to digital.design@americastestkitchen.com with Digital Design Director in the subject line.

COMPANY SUMMARY

America’s Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located in Brookline, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks, which are published in our two magazines, Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country, our growing line of cookbooks, our websites, and featured on our public television series, America’s Test Kitchen. We are devoted to a collegial approach to cooking—teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side comparisons, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment performance tests to determine which pans work and which ones don’t, which brand of ketchup tastes best, and so on.

Our publications contain no advertising. We are a private company with no affiliations with large publishers, cookware manufacturers, or food purveyors, which means that our content is unbiased and objective.

Director of Data Architecture and Business Applications

America’s Test Kitchen is looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurially-minded Director to manage all the data systems and internal business applications in use at the company. If you like to work with senior management to understand their business needs and creatively design cost-effective solutions with technology, this is the perfect role for you. Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, this position will oversee the selection, implementation, and ongoing management of technology used in desktop publishing, content management, data collection/reporting, cloud services, and corporate infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in working with business partners, evaluating existing technological infrastructure, recommending changes, and seeing the changes through to implementation.

There is an opportunity to have a significant and meaningful impact on the company right from the very start. We have a large quantity of data (both numeric operational data like sales and nonnumeric content data like recipes) that are dispersed and which need to be put into a structured and easily retrievable form. We’d need this Director to spend time listening to end users in order to define the requirements and then architect a set of IT systems and processes that fulfill those requirements. There is tremendous upside to the company once our data are in order.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Foundation in systems development: Ability to understand the system development life cycle; software project management approaches; and requirements, design, and test techniques. The Director will conceptualize and influence application and interface projects, and therefore must understand what advice to give and where to plug in to steer toward desirable outcomes
  • Ability to conceive and portray the big data picture: When the Director initiates, evaluates, and influences projects, he or she should do so from the perspective of the entire organization. The Director should demonstrate the ability to map systems and interfaces used to manage data, set standards for data management, analyze current state and conceives desired future state, and conceive projects needed to close the gap between current state and future goals
  • Ability to astutely operate in the organization: Ability to operate effectively and cooperatively in the organization
    • Well respected and influential – especially with senior management
    • Able to emphasize methodology, modeling, and governance
    • Technologically and “politically” neutral
    • Articulate, persuasive, and a good salesperson
    • Enthusiastic
  • Breadth in established and emerging data technologies: In addition to depth in established data management and reporting technologies, the Director should be either experienced or conversant in emerging tools like columnar and NoSQL databases, predictive analytics, data visualization, and unstructured data
  • Understanding of data modeling and database design: Familiarity with SQL development and database administration

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Immediate:
    • Transform ATK from being a decentralized data environment, to having the right technologies to automate data input, retrieval, reporting, and analysis
    • Manage team responsible for systems administration and help desk
    • Be accountable for creating and managing IT budget (both capital expenditures and operating budget)
  • Longer term:
    • Help formulate a strategy for technology services across the company which includes IT governance, security, compliance, life-cycle maintenance, and business continuity
    • Work with senior management team to understand business needs that can be addressed with technology, then evaluate current state of technology with respect to other key business applications, e.g., desktop publishing, workflow management, corporate infrastructure, HR IS, CRM
    • Build operational technology roadmap (including on-premise build, on-premise buy, and cloud recommendations) and present to senior management team for approval
    • Implement proposed changes

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and at least 7 years of IT experience, preferably in a small to medium sized media or content company
  • Experience in building a technology roadmap in conjunction with business partners
  • Proven track record in managing IT budgets
  • Experience with data systems a must; experience with desktop publishing and/or content management software (e.g., Adobe, K4, Cumulus) a strong plus
  • Experience managing a team of direct reports
  • Passionate about increasing the effectiveness and satisfaction of coworkers
  • Exceptional creative thinking
  • Exceptional executive-level communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills, initiative, follow-through, and adherence to deadlines and the ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements and resume via email to director.data@americastestkitchen.com with Director of Data Architecture and Business Applications in the Subject Line.

COMPANY SUMMARY

America’s Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located in Brookline, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks, which are published in our two magazines, Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country, our growing line of cookbooks, our websites, and featured on our public television series, America’s Test Kitchen. We are devoted to a collegial approach to cooking—teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side comparisons, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment performance tests to determine which pans work and which ones don’t, which brand of ketchup tastes best, and so on.

Our publications contain no advertising. We are a private company with no affiliations with large publishers, cookware manufacturers, or food purveyors, which means that our content is unbiased and objective.

Digital Asset Management Specialist

America’s Test Kitchen is seeking a Digital Asset Management Specialist to join the Production Department. Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Cross Media Publishing are two core and growing areas of this fast paced interdisciplinary department. The Digital Asset Management Specialist will report to the Manager of Workflow & Digital Asset Management and assist in the day-to-day operations supporting DAM and related initiatives.

This position is a key support in maintaining the established areas of DAM and workflow development while at the same time advancing these competencies to other areas of the enterprise. You will work closely with members of virtually every department understanding needs, building relationships, and educating end users.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Assist the Workflow and Asset Manager with daily operation of the Digital Asset Management
  • Stay current on DAM trends, technologies, and standards to become another subject matter expert resource for DAM
  • Assign/edit/normalize appropriate metadata to assets in the system
  • Establish new metadata standards and values as required
  • Maintain usage rights metadata, including validating accuracy
  • Develop visual workflows, data flows, process and business requirements
  • Support on-going DAM user interface optimization/enhancements according to best practices & user feedback
  • Assist with documenting processes and procedures
  • Educate, train and promote the use of the DAM and other online information systems

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Self-starting, self-directed team player who can multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to follow through and meet critical milestones/deadlines
  • High degree of competence in Mac, Linux and PC desktop OSes
  • Knowledge of, and practical application of, Mac desktop scripting (AppleScript)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Competency with standard business software and technologies such as e-mail, Word, Excel, Access and/or FileMaker
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of technical and non-technical personnel
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to accept responsibility and display motivation to complete tasks in a timely manner while working both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change on a regular basis

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Familiarity with Mac OS X & Linux servers
  • Comfortable working on remote machines via Terminal / CLI; Remote Desktop
  • Understanding of XML & XSLT as it relates to DAM, CMS, ECM
  • Understanding of Taxonomy development; Controlled Vocabularies; Ontology
  • In-depth knowledge of the Adobe XMP Specification, IPTC, Dublin Core
  • Web application front end development with JavaScript and JSP/JSPX
  • Understanding of Digital Publishing Workflows
  • Understanding of Color Theory
  • Working knowledge of digital color management techniques
  • Working knowledge of RIPs and Proofing Devices
  • ePub3, Mobi/KF8, OpenEFT
  • Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS)
  • Basic understanding of relational database management systems (RDBMS)
  • Likes to bring order to chaos

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • BS in Library Science, Information Science, Graphic Arts or business-equivalent combination of training and experience
  • 2+ years experience working with metadata, taxonomies, controlled vocabularies
  • 2+ years experience with DAM systems (Canto Cumulus a plus)
  • Prior experience with CMS, ECM, MAM, or Document Management systems a plus

Candidates should be able to thoughtfully answer questions like the ones below as part of the application process:

  • Have you worked with a Digital Asset Management System? Where? How long?
  • How much experience do you have creating Metadata Schema?
  • How are DAM and Workflow related and what—if any—are the role(s) of one in the other?

CONTACT

America’s Test Kitchen is conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, health insurance coverage (choice of a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO or an HMO), Delta Dental, Prudential life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a generous amount of vacation time, and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to DAM.Specialist@americastestkitchen.com with Digital Asset Specialist 02-2014 in the subject line.

COMPANY SUMMARY

America’s Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located in Brookline, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks, which are published in our two magazines, Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country, our growing line of cookbooks, our websites, and featured on our public television series, America’s Test Kitchen. We are devoted to a collegial approach to cooking—teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side comparisons, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment performance tests to determine which pans work and which ones don’t, which brand of ketchup tastes best, and so on.

Our publications contain no advertising. We are a private company with no affiliations with large publishers, cookware manufacturers, or food purveyors, which means that our content is unbiased and objective.

Production Management Specialist

As an integral part of the Production team, the Production Management Specialist will oversee all activities associated with print production for Direct Marketing and other marketing print collateral. The responsibilities include collaborating with internal clients, quoting, managing production schedules, and following through on projects to delivery. The Production Management Specialist maintains specific print supplier relationships and ensures that quality standards, cost controls, product compliance, and environmental standards are met.

This position is best suited for an individual with 3 to 5 years of experience and the requisite knowledge/experience to contribute to the purchase, manufacture, and cost analysis of our print business.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Oversee all activities associated with print production of direct mail projects including paper procurement and invoice sign off
  • Collaborate with project managers and art directors to deliver print materials per project objectives
  • Support the management of Book and Magazine print production
  • Maintain Production Contract proofing software and hardware
  • Assist in preparation of final print files for digital publication

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite Software
  • Expertise in Commercial print procurement, print processes (web & sheet offset lithography, silk screen, digital, flexography)
  • Excel proficiency
  • Ability to travel domestically (possibly internationally)
  • Strong interpersonal and contract negotiation skills
  • High level of organization - able to manage multiple tasks/projects in a fast paced environment
  • High standards of performance – quality, results, timeliness
  • Flexibility during peak work periods

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • BA (or equivalent) in a graphics related field
  • 3 to 5 years professional experience including:
    • Paper procurement and inventory management
    • On-press color approval
    • Print production for signage, standees and/or displays and other collateral (preferred)

CONTACT

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, health insurance coverage offers a choice of a Blue Cross Blue Shield Care PPO or an HMO, Delta Dental, Prudential short term and long term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a generous amount of vacation time and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to production.specialist@americastestkitchen.com with Production Specialist 03-14 in the subject line.

COMPANY SUMMARY

America’s Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located in Brookline, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks, which are published in our two magazines, Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country, our growing line of cookbooks, our websites, and featured on our public television series, America’s Test Kitchen. We are devoted to a collegial approach to cooking—teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side comparisons, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment performance tests to determine which pans work and which ones don’t, which brand of ketchup tastes best, and so on.

Our publications contain no advertising. We are a private company with no affiliations with large publishers, cookware manufacturers, or food purveyors, which means that our content is unbiased and objective.

Full Stack Ruby on Rails Developer

Who We Are

America’s Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located in Brookline, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks, which are published in our two magazines, Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country, our growing line of cookbooks, our websites, and featured on our public television series, America’s Test Kitchen. We are devoted to a collegial approach to cooking—teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side comparisons, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment performance tests to determine which pans work and which ones don’t, which brand of ketchup tastes best, and so on.

Our publications contain no advertising. We are a private company with no affiliations with large publishers, cookware manufacturers, or food purveyors, which means that our content is unbiased and objective.

What We’re Looking For

A smart, energetic, full stack Ruby on Rails developer that can innovate on all layers of our high traffic, highly transactional stack. You will work with a talented team of seasoned engineers in an agile, startup environment that deploys code to Production five days a week. A large part of our traffic is mobile so experience with Responsive Design across phone, tablet and desktop is a must. If you have a passion for the Web and an insatiable desire to innovate and learn new technologies we want to talk to you.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development of new features across our technology stack supporting ATK’s position as the premier online destination for the most authoritative content for home cooks
  • Work with Marketing, Product, and Editorial teams in a collaborative environment to build high performing, scalable technology solutions that support ATK’s unique intersection of content and commerce
  • Participate and drive continuous optimization through all stages of software development from prototyping to bug fixes in an agile environment

Skills You Need

  • 3+ years engineering applications in Ruby on Rails or equivalent MVC framework in an agile environment
  • Proven ability to knock out a pixel perfect site across multiple screens with Javascript, AJAX, HTML, and CSS
  • Experience with Heroku hosting and GitHub development environments
  • CoffeeScript, Ember and Backbone Javascript frameworks
  • HAML and SCSS
  • PostgreSQL
  • RSpec and Travis CI

Contact

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, health insurance coverage offers a choice of a Blue Cross Blue Shield Care PPO or an HMO, Delta Dental, Prudential short term and long term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a generous amount of vacation time and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, resume and link to a GitHub profile via email to rails.developer@americastestkitchen.com with Full Stack Ruby on Rails Developer in the subject line. (Remote considered for MA or NY residents who reside outside of NYC).

Software Quality Assurance Lead

Who We Are

America’s Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located in Brookline, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks, which are published in our two magazines, Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country, our growing line of cookbooks, our websites, and featured on our public television series, America’s Test Kitchen. We are devoted to a collegial approach to cooking—teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side comparisons, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment performance tests to determine which pans work and which ones don’t, which brand of ketchup tastes best, and so on.

Our publications contain no advertising. We are a private company with no affiliations with large publishers, cookware manufacturers, or food purveyors, which means that our content is unbiased and objective.

What We’re Looking For

A seasoned QA engineer who can establish and lead a high performing Quality Assurance team. You will need to build processes and tools, define strategy and help build a solid team that supports a high traffic, highly transactional stack. You will work with a talented team of seasoned Full Stack Ruby on Rails engineers in an agile, startup environment that deploys code to Production five days a week. A large part of our traffic is mobile so experience with Responsive Design across phone, tablet and desktop is a must. Still reading? We want to talk to you.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with our Development team to define and execute test criteria for new features across our technology stack

  • Work with Marketing, Product, and Editorial teams in a collaborative environment to ensure bug-free code releases that support ATK’s unique intersection of content and commerce

  • Participate and drive continuous quality improvement through all stages of software development

Skills You Need

  • 4+ years eCommerce testing experience across multiple platforms and devices including mobile

  • Strong test automation skills including using engineering skills to build reusable, extendable, and robust libraries of test modules

  • Ability to troubleshoot software defects and identify root cause

  • Ability to develop QA reporting and metrics from scratch to drive a high level of quality in our software

  • Knowledge of QA as it relates to agile development processes (SCRUM)

Contact

America's Test Kitchen is a fast growing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, health insurance coverage offers a choice of a Blue Cross Blue Shield Care PPO or an HMO, Delta Dental, Prudential short term and long term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a generous amount of vacation time and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements via email to techjobs@americastestkitchen.com with Quality Assurance Lead in the subject line.

TV/Radio Production Intern

We are seeking an intern to work in our Television and Radio Production Department a minimum of 3 days a week beginning in March/April and ending in August. The individual will be involved in all aspects of production for both of our television shows and radio show including organizing shoots and records, as well as day-to-day needs. While an unpaid internship, this will provide an excellent learning opportunity for the right person.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • High degree of organization and ability to function collaboratively in a team environment
  • Extremely proactive and able to anticipate and suggest new projects
  • Adaptability to day-to-day changes in scheduling and changing priorities
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must have your own laptop
  • An understanding of television and radio production needs preferred, but not required

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

At least 2 years (or equivalent) school with concentration in film and video

CONTACT:

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast growing media company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter along with available work hours and resume via email to

kaitlin.hammond@americastestkitchen.com

with TV/Radio Production Intern 03-13 in the Subject Line.

Test Cook

Entrance to the Test Kitchen is either at the Assistant Test Cook or Test Cook level. That level depends on the skill set candidates demonstrate during the recruiting process and on their culinary training and experience. Test Cooks can be hired into one of three departments: Cook’s Illustrated, Cook’s Country, or Books. The essential functions are the same regardless of department.

Please note: All Test Cook positions are site-based. Both levels and all departments may be asked to participate in videos, behind-the-scene and/or camera work during filming of our two television programs, including up two weeks per year offsite in Vermont.

Whether we are actively recruiting at a given point in time, we welcome qualified submissions at all times and will return to our files when a position opens.

TEST COOK, COOK’S ILLUSTRATED

A Test Cook is responsible for developing recipes and for writing bylined articles for the magazine detailing the process by which they arrived at the final recipe. Assistant Test Cooks work under the guidance of the Executive Food Editor and the Test Kitchen Director to develop recipes for 1-page stories; they also prepare and style recipes for photo shoots. Test Cooks work more independently to develop recipes for 2-page stories; they are also expected to carry out science experiments and create in-depth sidebars highlighting the food science behind the most important discoveries in a given recipe. Cooks at both levels contribute material to two departments in the magazine, Kitchen Notes and Notes from Readers, with Test Cooks taking the lead.

TEST COOK, COOK’S COUNTRY

Cooks at both levels are responsible for developing recipes and writing bylined articles for the magazine detailing the process by which they arrived at the recipe for publication. Assistant Test Cooks generally work on shorter, less complicated recipes and stories, while Test Cooks work more independently to develop more complex recipes and stories. Assistant Test Cooks are also responsible for preparing and styling recipes for photo shoots. Cooks at both levels also contribute material to non-recipe departments in the magazine.

BOOKS

A Test Cook is responsible for developing recipes and writing and assembling all relevant material on a chapter-by-chapter basis for any given book project, this includes writing new material related to the recipe development process and repurposing content from the archives. An Assistant Test Cook is responsible for developing recipes for books and/or testing recipes for books under the supervision of more senior members of the book team. Assistant Test Cooks take on full book chapter responsibilities as they become more practiced and have begun to master independent recipe development tasks. Both Test Cooks and Assistant Test Cooks work on dedicated book team projects and are expected to contribute feedback and problem-solving ideas at recipe tastings. In addition, Test Cooks and Assistant Test Cooks are often required to prepare food for and/or orchestrate step shoots in support of book art needs.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to juggle writing and cooking tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment where priorities can shift quickly.
  • Comfort with both savory and sweet cooking methods.
  • Self-starter with independence, initiative, and a drive to succeed, as well as strong organizational skills and can-do approach to problem solving.
  • Effective communicator with ability to present findings in a group setting.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Ability to master the test kitchen's well-established editorial voice.
  • Ability to build relationships and work across multiple departments.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and comfortably in an environment in which decisions are more often made by the group than by the individual.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Degree from an accredited culinary arts program (or equivalent).
  • Minimum of 2 years cooking experience for Assistant Test Cook level and 4 years minimum for Test Cook level. Fine dining environment preferred.
  • BA/BS degree in liberal arts, journalism, literature, a plus.
  • Food writing experience a plus.

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume (clearly articulating cooking experience) via email to human.resources@americastestkitchen.com with Test Cook in the Subject Line. Writing samples are welcome.

COMPANY SUMMARY

America’s Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located in Brookline, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks, which are published in our two magazines, Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country, our growing line of cookbooks, our websites, and featured on our public television series, America’s Test Kitchen. We are devoted to a collegial approach to cooking—teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side comparisons, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment performance tests to determine which pans work and which ones don’t, which brand of ketchup tastes best, and so on.

Our publications contain no advertising. We are a private company with no affiliations with large publishers, cookware manufacturers, or food purveyors, which means that our content is unbiased and objective.

Test Kitchen Intern

(3-month duration, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 9AM to 5PM)

This internship is suitable for current students; ideally those enrolled in a culinary program but could also be suitable for a college/university student who possesses some culinary experience.

The test kitchen intern will be responsible for production within a designated publication: Cook's Illustrated magazine, Cook's Country magazine, or cookbooks. The intern will rotate to a new publication every 6 weeks, allowing them to work with 2 teams during their 3-month internship. Interns will work daily with test cooks and associate editors in researching recipes, preparing mise en place, and performing cooking tests. An intern may also help out during photo shoots by making recipes, prepping ingredients, and gathering equipment. The intern may also help with evaluations of kitchen equipment. Other responsibilities include assisting the kitchen assistants with logging and distributing daily shopping, maintaining and calibrating equipment, helping to maintain our in-house library, and making trips to our local grocery store when necessary. Research projects are also available. The projects are designed to simulate the work of a test cook through research and experiments.

This is an unpaid (but rewarding) opportunity to work in the test kitchen of a special organization. You will gain hands-on experience and make a positive contribution to a fascinating organization. This can be used for credit at many institutions.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  

  • Candidates must be analytical, accurate, flexible, efficient, and punctual. They should have the ability to follow directions and work within a team while maintaining a creative mindset.
  • Enrollment in an accredited culinary degree program (or equivalent) preferred. 
  • Some culinary experience highly desirable.

America's Test Kitchen is currently looking to hire kitchen interns for the following periods. Please include which internship you are applying for when submitting your cover letter and resume.

Summer term 2014: June 2, 2014 - August 22, 2014

*Please note: dates are not flexible.

CONTACT: Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, availability and resume via email to internships@americastestkitchen.com with "Kitchen Intern" in the Subject Line.

Web Editorial Intern, Social Media

America's Test Kitchen is seeking two Web Editorial Interns to assist our exciting, fast-paced team. Reporting to the Social Media Editor, the interns are responsible for writing, producing, and planning out the company's daily online presence.

This is a great opportunity to work with all aspects of the company, from the editorial team to the test kitchen. And, it's fun! We will expect you to be detail oriented writers and execute innovative ideas that engage our online community—all while sustaining a constant curiosity for social media. This is an unpaid internship (all applicants must be actively enrolled in an academic program), and the intern must be able to work at least 2-3 half-days a week. Each intern contributes to our multiple social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram) and completes an individual intern project—here are examples of what interns have done in the past. This internship is on-location at America's Test Kitchen's offices in Brookline, Massachusetts.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Experience writing for blogs or publications
  • A passion for food and food news
  • Experience with Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, etc
  • Responsibility and energy in a deadline-centric environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn new and challenging tasks
  • Great ideas and a positive, can-do attitude

To apply, send an email introducing yourself, along with a resume and relevant links to blogs, Twitter feeds, or social pages, to socialmedia@americastestkitchen.com. Please include Web Editorial Intern in the subject line.

Deadline for Summer 2014: February 15, 2014

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