Job Opportunities

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

Front End Developer

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Work under the direction of the Art Director and Associate Art Director of Marketing to develop engaging, effective responsively designed emails.
  • Collaborate with designers and marketing in building and coding B2C emails, email newsletters and landing pages.
  • Lead daily email marketing efforts by leading the production and population of content into existing email templates
  • Have a passion for email marketing, proficiency in email standards and best practices, and experience with detailed testing to ensure seamless rendering across multiple email clients and web browsers
  • Prioritize a high volume of projects while meeting deadlines.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong ability to translate design comps into functional HTML and CSS
  • Proficiency in the entire Adobe Suite
  • Knowledge of Email HTML coding, CSS3 Media Queries and HTML 5
  • Experience designing responsive email
  • Experience with email testing and previews and debugging email rendering issues across multiple email clients and web browsers including mobile
  • General knowledge of email best practices and standards
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexibility during peak periods
  • JavaScript skills a plus

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate degree in Graphic Design or BFA (or equivalent)
  • 2 to 3 years professional experience in email/web design within a Mac environment.
  • Experience working in an in-house agency or corporate marketing department.
  • Portfolio must demonstrate email design experience

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 fe.developer@americastestkitchen.com with Front End Developer 07-2014 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.

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).

Information Technology (IT) Intern/Co-op

We are looking for a part time temporary position to support a 2 person IT department for 5+ hours per week during the school year and full time (30 hours) for the summer months.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Provide end-user support, network troubleshooting, system builds, and related tasks to assist existing IT staff.
  • Install hardware.
  • Assist users.
  • Assist IT with upgrades and general troubleshooting.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with Mac OS, Windows, and basic IP networking.
  • Linux knowledge is a plus.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Associates Degree (or equivalent work experience)
  • IT experience in a corporate environment is a plus, but not strictly necessary.
  • The ideal candidate would be a current college student with a strong interest in networking and operating systems and an interest in providing a high level of customer service to end users.

CONTACT

America’s Test Kitchen is conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to information.technology@americastestkitchen.com with IT 04-2014 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 and Imaging Specialist

Production is a fast paced service department that handles all imaging and production aspects throughout the Company including more than 40 magazine and books print products, five web properties, eBook and Tablet editions, and associated marketing materials. We are seeking a Production and Imaging Specialist to join our team.

Reporting to the Production Director, the P&I Specialist will work closely with the Production and Imaging Team as well as the rest of the Production Team. The P&I Specialist is expected to maintain close working relationships with the internal and external customers we service. As the title suggests, the P&I Specialist’s duties are split between traditional Production-related tasks (preflight, PDF generation, proofing) and Imaging (RAW image processing, color correction, compositing, file format conversion) The ideal candidate will be able to thrive on independent and collaborative projects while contributing to the team atmosphere. A proven track record of high-output, quality work under strict deadlines is a must.

On the Production side, this position must be able to work independently and is responsible for preflight, creation, and quality assurance of print-ready PDFs and associated contract proofs. On the Imaging side, the P&I Specialist needs to be an expert in the production use of Photoshop. The P&I Specialist will be required to perform imaging tasks in the confines of a structured workflow that uses various automation techniques and manual steps.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Tone DNG/RAW files with Adobe Camera Raw to produce working Photoshop Native files
  • Non-destructive photo retouching and/or compositing.
  • Silhouetting (aka creating knock-outs, cut-outs, etc.) of product images
  • Color correction
  • Application of standard and proprietary metadata
  • Native file corrections.
  • Maintaining asset-management/archive protocol
  • Provide back up for Imaging Specialist.
  • Create and inspect print-ready PDF files from native InDesign layout files.
  • Output Contract Proofs and relay to Traffic Manager.
  • Transfer PDF files to vendor through FTP or other electronic methods.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software, particularly Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw, InDesign, Bridge.
  • Demonstrated collaborative and support skills in editorial environments.
  • Understanding of Color Theory as related to offset printing.
  • Understanding of multi-color offset printing.
  • A strong background using Mac OS X
  • Detail orientation and ability to multitask to meet deadlines.
  • Responsible and dependable with superior organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility during peak work periods.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

A PLUS

  • Prior experience with DAM Systems (i.e. Canto Cumulus Enterprise)
  • Prior experience with Cross Media Publishing / Editorial Workflow Collaboration systems (i.e. K4 or Woodwing)
  • Understanding of XML
  • ePub, Mobi and KF8 file formats and specifications.
  • Recording actions in Photoshop

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Associates Degree (or equivalent) in Graphic Arts or Print related field preferred.
  • 2 to 5 years experience in a graphic and print product production environment (preferably in magazine publication).
  • Previous experience in food-related business or demonstrated interest in cooking desirable

CONTACT

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast growing publishing and multi-media 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 including salary requirements with resume to image.specialist@americastestkitchen.com with Production and Imaging Specialist 06-14 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.

Production Intern

We are seeking an Intern to work in our Production Department. The individual will gain valuable experience and insight into all aspects of a modern publishing workflow including asset management, digital imaging, file construction and proofing. This is an opportunity to work directly with a highly experienced team of professionals in a high volume Print Production Department to enhance his/her formal education with real-world exposure.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under the direction of the Asset and Workflow Manager, applying standards-based metadata tags in Adobe Bridge.
  • Under the direction of the Production and Imaging Specialist, search and retrieve digital assets from ATK archives for use in marketing materials and magazine publication; silhouette and color correct images for use in magazines and books.
  • Under the direction of the Book Production Manager, assist in preparing files for offset printing and contract proofs as required.

SKILLS

  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Bridge, and Acrobat (CS4), Microsoft Word and Excel, and the Macintosh Operating System (version 10.5).
  • Familiarity with offset lithographic printing and digital imaging.
  • Highly organized and able to function in a team environment.

CONTACT

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, availability and resume via email to human_resources@americastestkitchen.com with Production Intern in the Subject Line.

Sr. Digital Designer

If you love creating things and take great personal pride in crafting beautiful, functional and highly performant interfaces that redefine digital experiences, we want to work with you. We’re looking for a curious, thoughtful, creative, collaborative, enthusiastic and empathetic candidate to join our UX & Visual Design team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help create designs that establish America’s Test Kitchen as a the premier online destination for the most authoritative content for home cooks
  • Conceptualize, visualize and design the best experience for all of America’s Test Kitchen’s digital properties across desktop, mobile, and tablet leveraging established brand assets
  • Collaborate with a wide range of contributors including Marketing, Product, Technology, Editorial teams, and Test Cooks, to develop innovative designs and experiences that integrate our unique intersection of content and commerce
  • Ensure visual consistency of customer experience and brand across various digital touch points
  • Flexibility during peak periods

SKILLS YOU NEED

  • 5+ years in consumer facing digital design and experience in the mobile space
  • Deep understanding of best practices in engaging user experiences across web and mobile
  • Master proficiency with design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to craft beautiful visual and experiential solutions to support user behavior goals that positively impact the brand and business needs
  • A well-rounded, visually-exceptional portfolio that includes examples of thoughtful UX work
  • Experience with responsive design, HTML and CSS. Ability to prototypes a huge plus.

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.designer@americastestkitchen.com with Sr. Digital Designer 09-2014 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.

Sr. UX Designer

If you love creating things and take great personal pride in crafting beautiful, functional and highly performant interfaces that redefine digital experiences, we want to work with you. We’re looking for a curious, thoughtful, creative, collaborative, enthusiastic and empathetic candidate to join our UX & Visual Design team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help create designs that establish America’s Test Kitchen as a the premier online destination for the most authoritative content for home cooks
  • Research, conceptualize, visualize, test, and document the best experience for all of America’s Test Kitchen’s digital properties across desktop, mobile, and tablet leveraging established brand assets
  • Collaborate with a wide range of contributors including Marketing, Product, Technology, Editorial teams, and Test Cooks, to develop innovative designs and experiences that integrate our unique intersection of content and commerce
  • Ensure a consistent and satisfying customer experience across various digital touch points

SKILLS YOU NEED

  • 5+ years in consumer facing digital UX and experience in the mobile space
  • Deep understanding of best practices in engaging user experiences across web and mobile
  • Proficiency creating wireframes that clearly articulate functionality and the spirit of a concept
  • Ability to conduct customer research, user studies, and focus groups
  • A well-rounded portfolio that includes examples of thoughtful UX work
  • Experience with responsive design, HTML and CSS. Ability to prototypes a huge plus.
  • Flexibility during peak periods

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.designer@americastestkitchen.com with Sr. UX Designer 09-2014 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.

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 skilled, hands-on QA lead engineer who can establish best practices, build processes and tools and define strategy to support a high traffic, highly transactional stack. We will build a team around you and expect you to enjoy getting your hands dirty with testing before and after you have a team. You will work with a talented team of seasoned Full Stack Ruby on Rails engineers in an agile, startup-like 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 agile 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 
  • Develop QA reporting and metrics to drive a high level of quality in our software 

Skills You Need

  • QA knowledge: 3+ years eCommerce testing experience across multiple platforms and devices including mobile 
  • Technical skills: Ability to monitor software releases, troubleshoot software defects and identify root cause 
  • Cultural fit: 3+ years QA experience in a startup-like, fast-paced open source web development environment with customer-facing web applications 
  • Automation: Ability to write automation test scripts using tools like Selenium and define a set of automation tools 
  • Management/Leadership: Ability to manage and lead a small team of manual/automation test personnel

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 a highly organized, motivated, and detail-oriented intern to work in our Television and Radio Production Department for a minimum of 14 hours per week. The individual will be involved in all aspects of production for both of our television shows and radio show including organizing shoots and records, conducting high-level research, maintaining important department indexes and organizational systems, as well as other day-to-day tasks as they arise.

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. Ideally, we'd like our interns to contribute to content for the radio show by learning how to pitch segment ideas.
  • Adaptability to day-to-day changes in scheduling and changing priorities. Ability to identify priorities and manage workload with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage detail-intensive projects.
  • Excellent, professional-level research skills that go beyond "googling."
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must have your own laptop.
  • An understanding of television and radio production strongly preferred.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

At least 2 years (or equivalent) college with concentration in film and video or related area of study. Recent graduates and career-changers are also welcome to apply.

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
  • Hours: M-F (9-5) *Note: if assigned to our photo shoot team, hours will fluctuate.

Our new internship program is suitable for those currently enrolled in a culinary arts/ baking-pastry program but could also be suitable for graduates or experienced restaurant professionals. This is a hands-on internship in our busy test kitchen. It is not an entry-level internship; we are looking for seasoned and well-trained interns who have strong familiarity with professional cooking/baking basics, methods and techniques; they should possess strong knife skills, have a familiarity with kitchen operations and strong overall food and equipment knowledge.

The test kitchen intern will be responsible for production within a designated publication: Cook's Illustrated magazine, Cook's Country magazine, cookbooks or our photo team. The intern will rotate to a new publication every 6 weeks, allowing them to work with 2 teams during their 3-month internship, with exception to our filming seasons (May, September) when interns may be assigned to assist with our shows.

Interns will work daily with test cooks and editors in researching recipes, preparing mise en place, and performing cooking tests. An intern may also help out during photo shoots by prepping ingredients, making recipes and gathering equipment. The intern may also help with evaluations of kitchen equipment and ingredient taste tests.

The intern will be expected to train quickly and effectively on our kitchen policies and procedures. He/she will assist our two Senior Kitchen Assistants with check in and distribution of daily shopping ingredients and be responsible to report on kitchen tasks; including but not limited to: cleaning and organizational tasks, maintenance and calibration of equipment, prep/cooking for in house catering events, dishwashing and trips to our local grocery store if necessary.

Interns will be eligible to participate in a research project halfway through their internship period. This project is designed to simulate the work of a test cook through research and experiments.

This is a paid ($8/hr) position and 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 internship can also be used for credit at many institutions.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • 2+ years hands-on culinary experience highly desirable.
  • Proof of status in current culinary arts or baking-pastry program (ideally this is second or third externship experience) OR paperwork indicating completion of either program (if you are a culinary management or food science major, please highlight your hands-on culinary experience in your application. Applicants without this experience will not be considered).
  • Candidates must be analytical, accurate, flexible, efficient, and punctual.
  • Candidates must have the ability to follow directions, work independently and within a team and maintain a creative mindset
  • Candidates must have strong communication skills
  • Candidates must understand the expectation of the internship and be committed to the duration and hours as listed

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 2014/15: November 17th, 2014 - February 6th, 2015
Spring Term 2015: February 9th, 2015 - May 1st, 2015
*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. Please do not contact us by phone.

Video Editor/Camera Operator

America’s Test Kitchen is looking for a skilled and well-rounded Video Editor/Camera Operator to expand our in-house video production department.

The ideal candidate should be equally comfortable in every stage of the video production process, whether it be reviewing scripts and creating shot lists, directing test cooks from behind a camera in the kitchen, or editing footage and transcoding the finished videos for presentation online.

Current video projects include: multi-camera online Cooking School series, step-by-step recipe overviews, kitchen equipment testing and reviews, science of cooking segments, kitchen quick tips, book/television/radio promotions, live streaming web broadcasts, and test cook Q&As.

Note that all filming takes place in a living, breathing test kitchen; this is not a studio setting. Potential candidates must be comfortable working in a shared environment alongside active test cooks on a regular basis, potentially in limited space. Strong communication and collaboration skills are a must.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Work directly with Senior Video editor, in a variety of roles, to create all in-house videos.
  • Setup and breakdown of camera, lighting, audio, teleprompter, and related production equipment.
  • Act as camera operator, either working independently or as part of a multi-camera shoot.
  • Carefully follow scripts and shot lists for accuracy, directing non-actor talent as needed.
  • Ingest raw footage, label files, and organize projects for editing.
  • Edit video content, managing multiple projects simultaneously and meeting delivery deadlines.
  • Export, transcode, and upload final videos for presentation online.
  • Repurpose archival videos and footage.
  • Keep up-to-date with current video trends (styles, equipment, software, techniques)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Extensive non-linear editing skills (Adobe Premiere) and keyboard shortcut advocate.
  • 2-4 years video production/post-production experience required
  • Working experience with various video and DSLR cameras (currently Sony HXR-NX5U and Canon 5D Mark III).
  • Frequent handheld camera work, must maintain a steady hand when operating.
  • Strong attention to detail filming/editing steps and techniques. Prior instructional video experience a plus.
  • Understanding of production audio, wireless lavs, microphone placement, levels, frequencies, etc.
  • Familiar with voice over recording and dialogue editing (Adobe Audition).
  • Ability to learn new gear quickly and troubleshoot technical issues (equipment and software).
  • Self-starter with excellent communication and time management skills.
  • Extremely organized, understands importance of asset management and streamlined workflows.
  • Excellent eye for color correction, able to balance video footage and audio levels for consistency.
  • Graphic design and motion graphics experience a plus (Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator).
  • Technical understanding of current video standards, file formats, codecs, and compression methods.
  • Familiar with online video publishing (YouTube, Kaltura, Viddler).
  • Mac OS X environment.
  • Interest in food and cooking a plus.
  • Flexibility during peak periods.

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, resume, salary requirements, and link to an updated reel showcasing your work (or samples with annotations that clearly define your role in each video) via email to video.editor@americastestkitchen.com with Video Editor/Camera Operator 07-2014 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.

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 a paid internship ($8/hr) 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 Late Winter / Early Spring 2015 (Internship runs Mid January 2015 through Mid April 2015): October 15, 2014

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