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.
- Editorial Intern
- Growth and Partnership Manager, Cooking School
- Sponsorship Sales Intern
- TV/Radio Production Intern
- Test Cook
- Test Kitchen Intern
- Web Editorial Intern, Social Media
Editorial Intern (3-month commitment, 20-25 hours/week. Hours flexible.)
The editorial intern works closely with the assistant editor, test cooks, and editors of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country to respond to reader queries, research recipes, assist in equipment testings and ingredient tastings, fact-check copy, prepare reader surveys and compiles results, and perform data-entry, filing, and other administrative tasks. Editorial interns also participate in editorial meetings and attend food tastings. Editorial interns do not write copy for either magazine.
This is an unpaid but rewarding opportunity to gain hands-on experience and make a positive contribution to our organization.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Strong writing skills
- Flexibility to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
- Self-starter with independence and initiative
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- College degree (Journalism or English degree a plus)
- Strong interest in food and home cooking
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growth and Partnership Manager, Cooking School
America’s Test Kitchen is looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurially minded Growth and Partnership Manager for our online cooking school. If you have a track record in business development and growth hacking this is the perfect role for you. Reporting to the VP of Product Development this exciting position will oversee business development and growth for a high-traffic, membership-based online cooking school. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in building online businesses and growth strategy development with a strong understanding of online marketing, e-learning, business development and the web product development.
The Growth and Partnership Manager will be responsible for building a network of affiliate and promotional partners, growing enrollments, improving conversions and analyzing web traffic and sales. The candidate will also play the role of product owner in an agile development process working to make strategic and tactical decisions about product functionality and development prioritization.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION
- Willingness to travel (up to 30%) and build portfolio of affiliate and marketing partners.
- Comfortable in goals-based environment.
- Is constantly listening to and reporting back on the market with data and patterns from current and potential customers, competitors and technology trends.
- Strong understanding of online marketing, social media, e-commerce, conversion funnels and customer retention.
- Proven track record working with web analytics and translating data into actionable projects and action items.
- Has strong people skills and is an engaging and effective communicator.
- Has a passion for cooking and food and is able to speak confidently, and in detail, about the product and the brand.
- Is able to innovate quickly and gather necessary data to identify the most promising ideas.
- Work with the VP of Product Development to grow online school enrollments and retention year-over-year.
- Build, maintain and grow a network of affiliate and marketing partners.
- Work closely with social media, marketing and PR teams to coordinate recruitment campaigns.
- Outline growth strategy and segment leads and traffic, optimizing conversions, sales, engagement and retention.
- Provide weekly, quarterly and yearly reports on revenue, web traffic, user trends, conversion, attrition and provide recommendations on strategies to address opportunities and weaknesses.
- Work with product development team to prioritize features and integrations designed for growth.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and at least 5 years of Internet experience preferably in business development or growth hacking (e-commerce, e-learning and digital content).
- Growth hacking experience highly valued.
- Proven track record growing web businesses through, marketing, business development and product management.
- Experience with e-learning or track record in the online food industry a plus.
- Passionate about user experience and happy customers.
- Exceptional writing and communication skills.
- An inquisitive nature and curious, an outstanding listener, and a master of pattern recognition.
- Effective presentation and communication skills.
- Exceptional organizational skills, initiative, follow-through, and adherence to deadlines and the ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
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, 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 email@example.com with Growth and Partnerships Manager 07-13 in the Subject Line.
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.
Sponsorship Sales Intern
We are currently searching for a highly motivated, organized and enthusiastic individual who is interested in working within the America’s Test Kitchen Sponsorship Sales Department. As an intern, you will gain valuable experience and insight into all aspects of a modern publishing workflow but also learn about the various key elements of sponsorship marketing and partnerships.
Job responsibilities will include assisting the Sponsorship Sales team with the activation of new partnerships and management of all existing sponsors:
- Gather and distribute information about other public and cable television cooking shows and provide analysis about their activity on air, in print, and in other social media forums.
- Assist with maintaining and organizing sponsorship prospect database and preparation of sales materials.
- Assist with the delivery of weekly public television ratings reports.
- Assist Sponsorship and Design departments with the creation of marketing collateral and newsletters for Sponsorship Sales team, as needed. Some copywriting involved.
- Assist Sponsorship Sales and Social Media departments with organization and execution of monthly social media events on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram.
- Assist with prospect research and help provide relevant information about new potential sponsors.
- Manage sponsorship mailings of supplies and products to prospects and existing sponsors.
This is an unpaid (but rewarding) educational opportunity that is available for academic credit, upon request. Applicants must demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and verbal, strong organization skills, and feel comfortable working across multiple departments. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Google Analytics, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram preferred.
Spring Internship 2014
Application Due: November 1, 2013
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, availability and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Sponsorship Sales Intern (Fall 2013) 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
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
with TV/Radio Production Intern 03-13 in the Subject Line.
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.
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.
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume (clearly articulating cooking experience) via email to email@example.com with Test Cook in the Subject Line. Writing samples are welcome.
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.
Winter term 2013/14: Dec 2, 2013 - March 7, 2014 (December 23-30th are off)
Spring term 2014: March 10, 2014 - May 30, 2014 (includes working on America's Test Kitchen TV show)
*Please note: dates are not flexible.
CONTACT: Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, availability and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Please include Web Editorial Intern in the subject line.
Deadline for Spring 2014: November 15, 2013
Deadline for Summer 2014: February 15, 2014