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.

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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

Currently Available

Customer Loyalty and Support Specialist

Reporting to the Customer Loyalty and Support Manager, the customer loyalty and support specialist helps to deliver outstanding service to our members and subscribers, with a focus on an experience that will deepen a customer’s engagement and satisfaction with ATK.

The specialist will offer support via phone and email, as well as owning key projects within the department to contribute to the overall goal of providing an unparalleled experience for our customers.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Provide exceptional customer 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 support 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 have a secret love for numbers in boxes
  • 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 customersupport.specialist@americastestkitchen.com with Customer Loyalty and 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

COMPANY SUMMARY

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

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

Director, Digital Marketing

We're looking for a smart, creative, data-oriented individual to lead our brand new Digital Marketing team. Your mission will be to drive digital growth via new customer acquisition and retention. You should have a passion for all things digital and understand the intersection of Content, Commerce and Community. This is a new position that requires a rare combination of analytical, creative and execution skills. If you have a demonstrated track record of success and want to be a key leader of a growing, entrepreneurial team, we want to talk to you.

The right candidate must be an expert with in all aspects of digital marketing including SEO, SEM, email, retargeting and performance marketing best practices. He/she should also have experience with digital brand marketing (display, social, etc.) and be able to develop and execute a comprehensive and integrated Digital media strategy that supports customer acquisition and retention.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and execute ATK’s Digital marketing strategy across multiple channels including SEM, Display, Social, Mobile, Email, Video, Affiliates, Native, and more
  • Leverage the proper analytics and reporting tools to understand customer needs in order to implement strong customer retention, engagement and referral programs that drive growth and increase LTV
  • Work closely with Product Management and Development to develop product positioning and launch strategies for new and existing Digital products
  • Establish partnerships with agencies and external partners to supplement the capabilities of our in­-house Digital Marketing team

SKILLS YOU NEED

  • 10+ years experience leading consumer-­facing, digital marketing programs for content or e-commerce brands
  • Top notch strategic marketing skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Digital ecosystem and how web, mobile, social, search and e-­commerce channels work together to optimize acquisition and retention
  • Familiarity with segmentation, analytics and direct experience with web measurement/analytics
  • Able to lead and be an individual contributor, willing and eager to work in a hands­-on capacity
  • Strategic thinker who can collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders and a proven ability to influence cross-­functional teams and external partners
  • Proven self-­starter who can identify new opportunities, analyze a problem and develop tactics/strategies to drive growth
  • Bachelor's degree is required; an MBA is a big plus.

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, resume and link to a current portfolio or work via email to fran.middleton@americastestkitchen.com with Director, Digital Marketing 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.

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: Spring Internship).

Deadline for Spring 2015 (Internship runs March 2015 through May 2015): Feb 13, 2015

Deadline for Summer 2015 (Internship runs June 2015 through August 2015): March 15, 2015

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

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

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).

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.

Production Assistant

This position requires a smart, hardworking, self-motivated, and flexible assistant who is interested in media production (TV, Radio, Magazine, and Online), and research (new media, historical, competitive, etc.). This multifaceted position offers a diverse range of responsibilities and requires a person who seeks a challenging job that will always present new projects (some that are currently unforeseen) and opportunities to grow. The ideal candidate will be a poised, polished and flexible team player with an ability to take on new projects and run with them.

Candidate should have impeccable communication and interpersonal skills, ability to speak to senior management and external contacts and business executives. Candidate should be able to work in a fast-paced competitive environment. Flexibility to work overtime if necessary. Hours are 8:00am-5:00pm during regular business, longer days during production and busy times.

TV

The Production Assistant will assist the TV/Radio Department with the following:

  • Production budgets
  • Research and testing new ideas: coordination and evaluation
  • Management of all set arrangements and props in pre-production
  • Script Development
    • Help develop line-up for 39 shows
    • Manage and arrange all script meetings (these include daily meetings with talent, crew, kitchen, and directors)
    • Create script binders for talent, crew, kitchen, and directors
  • Research:
    • Historical intros
      • Manage research inventory on server
    • Content for shows
  • Management of crew +contracts (Up to 25 per shoot)
    • Ensuring that contractual with all crews obligations are met
    • Organize housing and parking needs
  • Management of all shoot schedules on and off set
  • Coordinating all schedules and with crew, kitchen, and talent
  • Set management and direction
  • Wardrobe
  • Management of editors in post-production for both series
    • Creation of credit roll
    • Creation of Show Introductions
  • Management of all photo research, including inventory and payments
  • Management of technical evaluation, closed captioning, and final delivery of shows
  • Management of all promotional reels and specific promos to stations
  • Managing distribution and all coordination with American Public Television
  • Management of Station Relations with WGBH
    • Manage mailings and communication to programmers, station events, season toolkits for each series (fact sheet, episode descriptions, cast bios)
  • Tracking Success of shows and reporting for both series (Carriage Reports, TRAC and NIELSONS)
  • Manage server inventory of past shows

Radio

  • Assist the TV/Radio Department in management of all production. This includes:
    • Management of talent and schedules
    • Research radio subjects in depth
    • Contact publishers/authors for galleys and interviews
      • Receive releases for talent
    • Script development
    • Lining up and coordinating special guests
    • Reviewing and managing phone calls for in segments
    • Managing studio time
    • Assisting with editing
    • Budgets
    • Contact web department with online content for each radio show
    • Manage server inventory of past shows
    • Organize call-ins with Debby Paddock
      • Track and log voicemails and emails for radio
      • Schedule callers for radio call-in sessions
      • Research answers for call-in segments
      • Mail and track releases for each caller
      • Organize pods – keep database of what has been used, and where others will be used

ATK Digital Video Content

  • Assist the TV/Radio Department in management of all production. This includes:
    • Script development/research for various digital video projects
    • Scheduling kitchen time and coordinating with kitchen operations team, photo team, video team, and others who book and use kitchen space to reserve space for monthly shoots
    • Working with videographer/editor on shoots
    • Working with videographer/editor on post-production/editing of videos
    • Coordinating with web edit team to post completed videos online

New Media Research

  • Tracking media news and trends
  • Research for a variety of topics in media related news and on an as-needed basis

Other

  • The Production Assistant will help with any new series or specials that are launched.
  • Organize storage unit for TV production

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • EXCELLENT organizational skills
  • Ability to manage up
  • Ability to think independently and contribute ideas
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to interact with all personality types and levels of management
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Experience and or education in media, TV and radio production
  • Interest in culinary arts/food a plus

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to Production.assistant@americastestkitchen.com with Production Assistant 01-2015 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

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. 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

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.

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.

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.

Spring and Summer 2015 internships are currently full and we are no longer accepting applications for these sessions. Fall 2015 internship information and the call for applications will be posted here soon.

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 Videographer/Editor, reporting to the Executive Producer, is responsible for producing creative, high quality, multi-media content to inform and inspire viewers and promote America’s Test Kitchen. The Videographer/Editor must possess the ability to direct a video program from the concept and design phase all the way through final production. This position requires an energetic, creative individual who will seek to 'push the envelope' in terms of envisioning and creating innovative, high-quality video programs to reach a broad audience. The Videographer/Editor is responsible for shooting and editing video programs that may be distributed through various communication channels.

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 and filming test cooks from behind a camera in the kitchen, or editing footage and transcoding the finished videos for presentation online.

Current video projects include: on-location shoots for television, 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, among various other videos.

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. There will also be some off-site shoots and travel.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Work directly with Television team, 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 (shot by candidate or existing footage), 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 or Final Cut) 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 (ex. 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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Experience and or education in media, TV and radio production
  • Interest in culinary arts/food a plus

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, reel, and resume via email to video.editor@americastestkitchen.com with VIDEO EDITOR/CAMERA OPERATOR 01-2015 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

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 Summer 2015 (Internship runs June 2015 through August 2015): March 15, 2015

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

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