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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.

Curious what it's like to work here? Click below for a glimpse inside our offices in a slideshow tour:

And get a speedy introduction to who we are in this 4-minute video.

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 including:
- A PPO administered by Health Plans, Inc., a Harvard Pilgrim subsidiary. The provider network is the Harvard Pilgrim network in New England and the United network outside of New England
- Delta Dental
- VSP for vision
- Prudential life, ADD, and long-term disability insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking)
- A generous amount of vacation time and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day

America’s Test Kitchen: Employment Diversity Statement

America’s Test Kitchen’s mission is to develop the absolute best recipes for everyone’s favorite foods. To accomplish this goal, we rely on an exceptional group of diverse employees. Everyone is important to the process of creating our magazines, cookbooks and DVDs, television and radio shows, and websites. America’s Test Kitchen seeks to hire a diverse group of employees that bring a wealth of skills, ideas, personal experiences, and multi-cultural perspectives to our endeavor and the marketplace we serve.

Each member of the America’s Test Kitchen team brings his/her own mix of talents and characteristics. ATK provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to:

- Age
- Race
- Gender
- Religion
- Ancestry
- Veteran Status
- Pregnancy
- National Origin
- Sexual Orientation
- Disability or Handicap
- Physical Characteristics
- Marital Status

Currently Available

Customer Loyalty & Support Specialist

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Provide exceptional support through incoming calls and emails relating to ATK’s print and digital products
  • Help to build and enrich ATK’s customer experience through proactive, outgoing communication and initiatives
  • Acting as our customer’s advocate within the ATK organization, using various channels to demonstrate the “Voice of the Customer”
  • Collaborate with ATK’s offsite team to ensure a high level of service across the entire organization

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills - you’re articulate, and you hate when sentences end with prepositions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills - you’re solution-oriented, and you’re right at home in Excel and Sheets
  • A passion for customer experience - you know when it’s done right, and giving outstanding service makes you jump out of bed in the morning
  • Comfortable using browser-based software - Chrome, Gmail, and other web-based apps are second-nature for you

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications or English preferred
  • 1-3 years of retail or restaurant (“front of the house”) experience

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to: custserv.rep@americastestkitchen.com with Customer Loyalty & Support Specialist in the subject line.

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 including:

  • A PPO administered by Health Plans, Inc., a Harvard Pilgrim subsidiary. The provider network is the Harvard Pilgrim network in New England and the United network outside of New England.
  • Delta Dental
  • VSP for vision
  • Prudential life, ADD, and long term disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking)
  • A generous amount of vacation time and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Editorial Intern

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic editorial intern to support the editors of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines. Responsibilities include answering reader emails about magazine content, fact-checking, providing research for illustrated spreads, generating ideas for the magazine, implementing reader surveys, and data-entry. The intern also attends editorial meetings and daily recipe tastings.

The intern will also have the opportunity to pitch and complete a writing project for The Feed, the test kitchen’s blog platform, during the course of the internship. The internship does not include writing copy for either magazine.

This is a paid position ($9/hr) for 16 hours per week. The schedule is flexible.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to learn new platforms quickly, such as email ticketing systems and Google Drive
  • Detail-oriented and efficient
  • Professional phone and email manner

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • English or Journalism degree and/or previous editorial experience preferred
  • Strong interest in food and home cooking
  • Experience with market research, surveys, or statistics a plus

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to editorial.intern@americastestkitchen.com. Please include Editorial Intern in the subject line and specify which internship you are applying for (ex: Fall Internship).

Deadline for Fall 2015 (Internship runs September 2015 through December 2015): June 15, 2015

Graphic Designer, Books

This entry-level position, with plenty of room to learn and grow, reports to the Art Director, Books. This person will initially provide assistance in the design and layout of books. Supporting the broad range of Cookbooks published by ATK, this position provides exposure across brands and should lead to the opportunity to “own” book design for specific titles.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Take proposed book designs and create book interior templates; assist in the lay out of book chapters.
  • Help Senior Designers and Art Director in the design of various book elements.
  • Collaborate with Editorial in the adjustment of book layouts.
  • Work with Marketing in assembling mock-ups of books.
  • Prepare book files for printing.
  • Create PDF files for review, and help trouble shoot problems associated with offset printing.
  • Learn about designing book covers and interiors, art directing photography, photo editing, and how to review book proofs.
  • Be engaged with design and production trends.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong design portfolio: Work should especially display sensitivity towards finer aspects of typography as it pertains to books, magazines, or other dense typographic material.
  • Proficiency with Macintosh OS and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to collaborate but also see tasks through independently.
  • Immersed and enthusiastic about books and print design with a desire to learn and explore grids, typography, and image-type relationships.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, methodical, thorough, able to juggle multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Deadline Orientation – flexibility during peak periods.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Recent college graduate (or equivalent) with a degree in Graphic Design or Fine Arts and/or 1–2 years experience in graphic design.

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and a link to an online portfolio via email to book.designer@americastestkitchen.com with Designer, Books in the subject line.

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 including:

  • A PPO administered by Health Plans, Inc., a Harvard Pilgrim subsidiary. The provider network is the Harvard Pilgrim network in New England and the United network outside of New England.
  • Delta Dental
  • VSP for vision
  • Prudential life, ADD, and long term disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking)
  • A generous amount of vacation time and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Kitchen Assistant, Dishwasher (On Call)

We are looking for a responsible, punctual, self-motivating and efficient Kitchen Assistant to assist our busy test kitchen staff during peak periods and to cover vacation periods. We seek an independent individual who can work well on a team. This person will work in our dish room assisting with general kitchen operations tasks including: caring for and washing cookware and equipment, organizing and maintaining equipment, cleaning and maintaining the test kitchen facility. This position requires heavy lifting (regularly up to 50 pounds; occasionally more), teamwork, dependability and flexibility.

We are looking for this person to be a productive, positive and enthusiastic member of our kitchen operations team. The hours for this position are flexible. We will call in advance to determine your availability. Assignments can last from 1 to 5 (sometimes more) days.

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • HS diploma (or equivalent).
  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of related experience.
  • Applicant must be able to provide 2-3 culinary related references (restaurant preferred).
  • Flexibility during peak periods.
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects, to climb stairs, step ladders

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, salary requirements and resume via email to oncallkitchen.assistant@americastestkitchen.com with Kitchen Assistant 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.

Kitchen Assistant, Evening Shift

We are looking for a responsible, punctual, self-motivating and efficient Kitchen Assistant to join our kitchen operations team. We seek an independent individual who can join an existing team of three Kitchen Assistants. This person will work in our dish room from approximately 2pm-6pm daily, and then transition to independent tasks after the kitchen closes until 10pm. This person will be primarily responsible to clean our large and small kitchens, including but not limited to: cabinetry, shelving units, countertops, ovens, cook tops, grills and floors. This person will also assist general kitchen operations tasks: caring for and washing cookware and equipment, organizing and maintaining equipment, cleaning and maintaining all aspects of the test kitchen facility. This position requires heavy lifting (regularly up to 50 pounds; occasionally more), teamwork, strong communication skills, dependability, speed, efficiency and flexibility.

We are looking for this person to be a productive, positive and enthusiastic member of our kitchen operations team.

The hours for this position are currently designed as 2pm-10pm Monday through Friday. Summer hours: 1pm-10pm Monday through Thursday and Friday 1pm-5pm. (These hours are subject to change given business needs). Limited, unplanned overtime.

We are looking to fill this position immediately.

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • HS diploma (or equivalent).
  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of related experience.
  • Applicant must be able to provide 2-3 culinary related references (restaurant preferred).
  • Flexibility during peak periods.
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects, to climb stairs, step ladders

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to srkitchen.assistant@americastestkitchen.com with Kitchen Assistant 2015 in the subject line.

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 including:

  • A PPO administered by Health Plans, Inc., a Harvard Pilgrim subsidiary. The provider network is the Harvard Pilgrim network in New England and the United network outside of New England.
  • Delta Dental
  • VSP for vision
  • Prudential life, ADD, and long term disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking)
  • A generous amount of vacation time and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day

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.

Marketing Assistant

The successful Marketing Assistant will update marketing reports; assist and coordinate marketing promotions; assist with the planning, implementation, and reporting of e-commerce and digital edition initiatives; and handle departmental administrative activities. The ideal candidate must be well organized, detail-oriented, and possess very strong Excel and communication skills.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Updating and distributing circulation and product marketing reports according to a weekly or monthly schedule, including reports on newsstand, renewals, e-commerce, digital editions, direct mail, subscriber production, gift subscriptions, and fulfillment stock inventory.
  • Tracking and updating miscellaneous marketing promotions, including handling invoices, tracking expenses, and updating reports.
  • Manage our Package Insert Program, including scheduling the printing of new insert stock, coordinating shipments with partners, and reconciling and analyzing response and commissions.
  • Manage our Digital Edition program, including working with our digital partners in organizing promotions; developing and updating all reports and analyses; and work with internal production and design groups to ensure all deliverables are provided correctly and in a timely manner to our partners.
  • Updating response reports on sales activity from our direct mail, insert cards and cover wrap offers.
  • Providing promotion key set-up instructions to our fulfillment service bureau to facilitate the backend fulfillment of subscription and gift subscription offers.
  • General resource to the Circulation & Marketing department, including miscellaneous ad-hoc reporting, stock management, and ability to assist with new marketing projects on a regular basis.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to analyze and summarize sales data into management reports
  • Ability to prioritize a variety of projects while meeting deadlines
  • Desire to streamline reporting and organizational procedures
  • Strong Excel spreadsheet and communication skills are essential
  • A genuine interest in cooking is a plus
  • Flexibility during peak work periods

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • BA (or equivalent) in related field
  • 1 to 3 years professional experience (marketing preferred)

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to marketing.assistant@americastestkitchen.com with Marketing Assistant 08-2015 in the subject line.

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 including:

  • A PPO administered by Health Plans, Inc., a Harvard Pilgrim subsidiary. The provider network is the Harvard Pilgrim network in New England and the United network outside of New England.
  • Delta Dental
  • VSP for vision
  • Prudential life, ADD, and long term disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking)
  • A generous amount of vacation time and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day

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 ($9/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.

We are currently hiring for the following internship period(s): October 19, 2015 - January 8, 2016 (winter). These dates are not flexible. Please inform of us of the internship to which you are applying in your application.

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.

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 ($9/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 (and more 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 Fall 2015 (Internship runs Mid September 2015 through Mid December 2015): August 15, 2015

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