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 media company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:
- Choice of 4 different medical plan options: 2 are traditional PPO plans and 2 are High Deductible Health Plans
  (HDHP). All are administered by Cigna
- Delta Dental
- Cigna 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

Assistant Circulation Marketing Manager

You will be responsible for assisting the Marketing department to grow print and digital edition circulation for Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines.

The ideal candidate should have experience in direct marketing, and possess very strong Excel, organizational, and analytical skills. Previous print circulation and digital edition experience is highly preferred.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Manage Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country digital editions program, including working with our vendors in targeting promotional opportunities to mature the programs. Will also need to lead and manage the project of authenticating our current print subscribers between our digital vendors and our fulfillment bureau, as well as managing the reporting and analysis of the digital edition programs
  • Work with the Circulation & Fulfillment Manager and our Fulfillment bureau to set up and review mailing schedules for our renewal, billing, and gift programs
  • Track our fulfillment stock inventory usage and generate periodic stock orders
  • Manage the subscription agency business, including approving authorizations and tracking agency response
  • Tracking fulfillment expenses and approving invoices
  • Manage premium inventories and forecasting of shipments and expenses
  • Special projects as needed

 

SKILLS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Experience in managing direct marketing promotions
  • Previous work with digital editions and tablet apps preferred
  • Ability to analyze and summarize sales data into management reports
  • Strong Excel spreadsheet skills are essential
  • Strong leadership abilities enabling project ownership and accountability
  • A genuine interest in cooking is a plus
  • Flexibility during peak work periods

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE:

  • BA (or equivalent) in related field
  • 3 to 5 years direct marketing experience, preferably within print/magazine circulation

 

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to: assistant.circulationmanager@americastestkitchen.com With Assistant Circulation Marketing Manager in the subject line.


Assistant Editor, Tastings & Testings

Reporting to the Senior Editor of Cook’s Illustrated, the Assistant Editor will be responsible for researching and conducting tastings and testings and writing sidebars and/or feature stores about kitchen equipment and ingredients for both Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country.

This position is most appropriate for the candidate with 2 to 4 years of experience.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION:

  • Research topics; synthesize information to select logical testing lineups.
  • Write scientific testing protocols and run nonbiased, controlled kitchen tests.
  • Analyze testing or tasting data with a scientific and practical eye.
  • Find and interview experts to help interpret kitchen discoveries.
  • Write compelling stories and create informative visuals that explain the testing results in an engaging way.
  • Develop tasting and testing ideas for future stories.
  • Become an equipment and ingredient expert; monitor industry trends and innovations.
  • Physically organize equipment and ingredients being tested, including working with photography department, and providing production support for equipment and ingredient segments of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s County television shows, radio show, and publicity appearances by our top editors, as needed.
  • Attend and contribute at editorial meetings.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent writing skills, with the ability to master the test kitchen’s well-established editorial voice.
  • Excellent news judgment and reporting skills, including the ability to find and interview experts in a variety of fields, and translate specialized information for readers.
  • Strong interest in food and cooking.
  • Detail-oriented, careful worker with high standards. Can tolerate precise, repetitive tasks. Methodical and logical; able to think like a scientist.
  • Able to do physical, logistical work, including lifting heavy boxes, organizing and keeping track of multiple products in a busy kitchen and in storage units. 
  • Ability to juggle a variety of editorial and kitchen tasks, remaining organized and productive in a deadline-driven team environment.
  • Flexibility during peak work periods and in order to meet deadlines.
  • Organized self-starter with the independence, initiative, and drive to succeed; solid problem-solving skills.
  • Comfortable with fast-paced, changing priorities.
  • Ability to build relationships and work across multiple departments.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS (or equivalent) in Journalism, English, or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in an editorial, publishing, or research environment.
  • Culinary degree, science, and/or research background highly desirable.

 

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and writing samples via email to assistant.editor@americastestkitchen.com with Assistant Editor, Tastings & Testings 2016 in the Subject Line.

This is a site based position. Remote applicants are welcome but should know that interview and relocations expenses are unavailable.





Associate Art Director, Marketing Design

What We’re Looking For

If you are passionate about design and take great pride in crafting graphic experiences that are not only beautiful, but also informative and meaningful, you could be the perfect candidate to join our Marketing Design team.

What You’ll Be Doing

As a member of our team, you will create designs that establish America’s Test Kitchen as a the premier destination for the most authoritative content for home cooks. Your time will be split between working on email campaigns (both promotional and editorial), and a variety of other print and digital marketing projects that may support our websites, television, and radio.

We run a sophisticated email program here at ATK. The goals of our emails are to be informative, promotional, and to nurture relationships with our subscribers, customers, and fans. We send millions of emails each month (literally), including several weekly newsletters that each target different audiences—one highlights themed collections of seasonally appropriate recipes, while others serve as companions to our online web memberships.

We recently migrated to an advanced Email Service Provider that will allow us to create more customized experiences for our subscribers. This opens new doors for creative exploration. You will be a part of a highly passionate and dedicated team as it shapes the direction of this email strategy.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Art Director of Marketing as valuable member of the Marketing Design team.
  • Create multiple, focused design solutions while maintaining branding standards and guidelines.
  • Conceptualize, design, and develop B2C emails that are both engaging and effective.
  • Support daily email marketing efforts through production and population of content into existing HTML templates.
  • Support the Marketing Design team by designing print and digital B2C marketing materials.
  • Work collaboratively with many different departments within the company.
  • Art direct marketing photo shoots.
  • Prioritize a high volume of projects while meeting tight deadlines.

Skills You Need:

  • Strong design, conceptualization, and typographic skills
  • Strong technical skills, including proficiency in Adobe’s Creative Suite in a Mac environment
  • Ability to quickly understand, translate, and visually express the unique voice of several different brands
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS (experience coding emails in HTML tables and/or using Media Queries to create responsive layouts, a plus!)
  • Enthusiasm in staying current with email design strategies, technical skills, and best practices
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Commitment and flexibility during peak periods
  • 3+ years professional experience in print and/or web design
  • A well-rounded, exceptional portfolio that includes examples of digital work

Contact

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, resume and link to a current portfolio or work via email to associateartdirector.marketing@americastestkitchen.com with Associate Art Director, Marketing in the subject line.




Associate Digital Marketing Manager

Our digital business is growing by leaps and bounds. We are rapidly expanding our footprint through large product investments in content delivery, online education, mobile, and ecommerce. We need the best and brightest to join our growing marketing team of experts to build the premiere digital destination for home cooks.

You’re a driven, data-minded marketing enthusiast that enjoys driving ROI across multiple channels - trying new things, analyzing current/past campaigns, rolling out new creative and copy, and identifying new ways to scale. As Associate Digital Marketing Manager, you’ll guide the development and execution of customer acquisition marketing for our online memberships and ecommerce programs, including email growth and nurture programs, paid digital media campaigns, and on-site conversion paths. Reporting to the Senior Digital Marketing Manager, this position will work closely with agency relationships and internal teams to evolve our digital marketing strategy, identifying channel and customer segmentation opportunities.

Essential Elements of Position 

  • Plan and execute SEM, retargeting, native and social advertising campaigns, using customer behavior data to guide decisions on content, offers, and messaging. 
  • Manage and report on campaign performance with focus on maximizing ROI.
  • Build customer segmentation strategy, using AB testing platform to gain insights and validate.
  • Collaborate with email marketing and database teams on execution of lead nurture programs and transactional emails.
  • Project manage tests and improvements to acquisition paths including writing requirements, negotiating scope, and managing deadlines with Design and Product Development teams. 
  • Drive advertising partner implementation and enhancements including account set up and QA.
  • Track and analyze competitors, digital advertising trends and landscape; advocate and apply best practices.

Experience/Abilities
 
  • 4-5 years in a digital marketing role supporting ecommerce websites or subscription services
  • Experience managing third party tracking and data integrations such as retargeting pixels, conversion tracking, and email triggers.
  • Experience using Optimizely to test business hypotheses and track results. Conversant in optimization methods and testing strategies.
  • Experience using Google Analytics and Mixpanel to analyze and report on effectiveness of marketing campaigns and report on customer behavior.
  • Web Literate – You know your way around Firebug, how to find your IP address, and what a style sheet does.
  • Very proficient in Excel and Google Sheets – You have an arsenal of formulas to efficiently summarize and present large sets data from multiple sources.
  • Extremely detail oriented – You love digging into the nitty-gritty aspects of campaigns to make sure everything is set up correctly and going deep into campaign data to draw conclusions from minute variations
  • Strong problem solving skills – If there’s an issue with plan A, you’re brainstorming plans B and C.
  • Highly organized and adept at prioritization - You can recognize and keep track of all the moving pieces in projects, adjusting to new information and goals.
  • Experience collaborating across functions and disciplines
  • Clean writer and communicator
  • Interest in cooking is desirable


CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to marketing.manager@americastestkitchen.com with Associate Digital Marketing Manager in the subject line.

Ecommerce Associate

America’s Test Kitchen is seeking a motivated and talented individual for our new and rapidly growing ecommerce business. Building from our impeccable editorial reputation, America’s Test Kitchen is uniquely positioned to develop a new content-driven ecommerce experience. The ecommerce associate role is a deeply entrepreneurial opportunity within a new and fast-changing area of our business. We want people who are comfortable with ambiguity and excited by creative problem solving.

The ideal candidate will execute on a fast-changing ATK ecommerce strategy effectively and opportunistically. You will need to manage day-to-day execution responsibilities in parallel with process improvement and analysis. You will need to stay flexible. The role and the ecommerce business itself are guaranteed to change. Responsibilities include:

  • Develop new vendor and partner relationships
  • Manage existing vendor and partner relationships
  • Source compelling deals and product offerings from new and existing relationships
  • Negotiate with vendors to obtain favorable pricing and operational service levels
  • Acquire and verify accurate product specifications
  • Serve as central point of contact for the post-order customer experience, ensuring seamless coordination between vendors, warehouses, ATK service and customers
  • Keep structured, standardized and clear relationship management documentation
  • Oversee technical integration between suppliers and fulfillment providers and the ATK ecommerce platform
  • Collaborate with design and editorial teams to merchandize new product offerings
  • Continuously monitor competitive pricing, product offerings and promotions
  • Create and maintain quantitative reporting and analysis

SKILLS YOU WILL NEED:
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professionalism
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Proficiency with data manipulation, analysis and basic modeling in Microsoft Excel


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE:

  • 2+ years professional experience in ecommerce or retail; category management, buying or merchandising experience preferred
  • Experience initiating, maintaining and growing business-to-business relationships
  • Record of success organizing complex projects and delivering on hard deadlines


CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to: ecommerce.associate@americastestkitchen.com With Ecommerce Associate in the subject line.


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, generating ideas for the magazine, data-entry, and implementing reader surveys. Interns also attend editorial meetings and daily recipe tastings. The intern will have the opportunity to take on a project in an area of interest. The internship does not include writing copy for either magazine.

This is a paid position ($10/hr) for 32 hours per week. The schedule is flexible.

SKILLS YOU WILL NEED

  • 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  YOU SHOULD HAVE

  • 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 Summer 2016 (Internship runs  2016 through  2016):

Graphic Designer, Marketing Design

What We’re Looking For

If you are passionate about design and take great pride in crafting graphic experiences that are not only beautiful, but also informative and meaningful, you could be the perfect candidate to join our Marketing Design team.

What You’ll Be Doing

As a member of our team, you will create designs that establish America’s Test Kitchen as a the premier destination for the most authoritative content for home cooks. Your time will be split between working on a variety of print and digital marketing projects that may include Email, Direct Mail (Traditional Marketing), Sales & Sponsorships, and Social Media.

Your Responsibilities

  • Support the Marketing Design team by designing both print and digital B2C marketing materials.
  • Support daily email marketing efforts through production and population of content into existing HTML templates.
  • Create multiple, focused design solutions while maintaining branding standards and guidelines.
  • Work collaboratively with many different departments within the company.
  • Support the scheduling and coordination of Marketing photo shoots.
  • Prioritize a high volume of projects while meeting tight deadlines.


Skills You Need:

  • Strong design portfolio with good typographic skills
  • Strong technical skills, including proficiency in Adobe’s Creative Suite in a Mac environment
  • Passion for learning and experimentation
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS (experience coding emails in HTML tables and/or using Media Queries to create responsive layouts, a plus!)
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Commitment and flexibility during peak periods
  • 1+ years professional experience in print and/or web design


Contact

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, resume and link to a current portfolio or work via email to graphicdesigner.marketing@americastestkitchen.com with Graphic Designer, Marketing in the subject line.

Kitchen Assistant, Afternoon Shift (part-time)

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 four Kitchen Assistants (and alternating substitutes). This person will work in our dish room from approximately 1-5pm daily, assisting with other kitchen tasks as needed. These responsibilities include but are not limited to: cleaning our large and small kitchens - cabinetry, shelving units, counter tops, 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 1pm-5pm Monday through Friday. (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, afternoon in the subject line.




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

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.

Social Media Coordinator

America's Test Kitchen is seeking a Social Media Coordinator to assist our exciting, growing web team. We are rapidly expanding our footprint through large partnerships, events, an affiliate program, and ecommerce. This is a great opportunity to work with all aspects of the company, from the editorial team to the test kitchen. This position is a key role for our digital marketing and web editorial efforts and is responsible for creating and executing strategic social and blogging campaigns, directly reporting to the Social Media Manager at America’s Test Kitchen. The ideal candidate has a passion for social media, cooking, digital marketing, PR, design, photography, and creative campaign production—leveraging these accomplishments as well as our on-going brand initiatives to help the Social Manager solidify our place as a dominant voice in the marketplace. This is an in-house role that offers high growth potential and the opportunity to work with a dynamic and collaborative team.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

Community Management:

  • Conduct and engage with consumers through social media marketing channels as a means to spark positive interactions/recommendations for all brands, and product sales.
  • Identify and report on the latest creative streams and channels related to food, publishing, and media.
  • Work with Customer Support team and Social Manager to share responsibility for ensuring responses to customer comments, issues, and conversations are handled in a timely manner.
  • Plan social customer care coverage with response rate, high traffic seasons, and crisis management—working closely with Social Manager.

Content and Publishing:

  • In the voice of America’s Test Kitchen, author and develop a consistent stream of authoritative and creative content that engages and educates our communities and contributes to our overall marketing efforts.
  • Develop and own the daily voice of America’s Test Kitchen social platforms—working with editorial, survey, and book teams towards on-going promotional efforts.

Media and Blogger Partnerships:

  • Identify, cultivate, and report on influential bloggers, super-fans, and industry experts.
  • Sustain current media relationships with Social Manager (blogs, online mainstream media, food writers and influencers).
  • Sustain and grow the author event program with Social Manager—identifying cookbook tours, celebrities, and writers visiting Boston, MA.

Sponsorships:

  • Collaborate with Social Manager and Sponsorships team to propose and execute social media cross-promotional initiatives.
  • Attend meetings and working sessions with Social Manager and Sponsorships team as a voice in the social media department—implementing and guiding on social media best-practices, web calendar, and content guidelines.
  • Write, schedule, and monitor sponsorships and social media campaigns.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A highly creative thinker with excellent writing skills and proven content creation ability.
  • Strong collaboration skills and experience with working as a team player.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Professional expertise with social media technologies and in-depth knowledge of tools like forums, blogs, live chats, social networks, forums, podcasts, and digital media.
  • Familiarity with web analytics tools.
  • Photography and Photoshop skills.
  • Flexibility during peak periods.
  • Passionate about social media, food, cooking, publishing, media, and new technologies.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). 1-2 years experience in digital marketing, web editorial, editorial, customer service, and/or community management.
  • Experience writing and managing digital content production.
  • Experience interacting within online communities and platforms, actively participating as a brand on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, Periscope, and/or Tumblr.

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to socialmedia.coordinator@americastestkitchen.com with Social Media Coordinator in the subject line.

Software Engineer

A smart, energetic, full stack Ruby on Rails developer who is interested in helping build out a fist-in-class online destination for Home Cooks. 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.

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • 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 WILL NEED:

  • 3+ years engineering applications in Ruby on Rails or equivalent MVC framework in an agile environment
  • Proven ability to knock out complex features across multiple screens and device break points with JavaScript, HTL, and CSS
  • JavaScript Framework Experience (Ember, Backbone)
  • ReactJS experience a plus
  • HAML and SCSS
  • Postgre SQL
  • RSpec and Travis CI
  • Experience with Heroku hosting and Git-hub development environments

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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE:

  • BS (or equivalent) in related field
  • 3 years related experience

 

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, link to a current portfolio (or work via email) and resume via email to: digital.development@americastestkitchen.comWith Software Engineer in the subject line.

Sr. Digital Designer

If you love creating things and take great personal pride in crafting beautiful, meaningful, 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 point


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 Sketch, InVision, and 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

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, resume and link to a current portfolio or work via email to sr.digitaldesigner@americastestkitchen.com with Sr. Digital Designer 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.

Test Cook, Science

Cook's Science is a brand new, small startup within America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) that seeks to explore food and cooking, from ingredients to techniques, through the lens of science. We use the scientific method to develop recipes and techniques that help home cooks become better cooks and have more fun (and success) in the kitchen.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

A Test Cook will work directly with the Executive Editors of Cook’s Science to develop foolproof recipes, design and execute controlled experiments for multiple ATK brands, write bylined articles for the digital magazine, and work with a small team to produce high caliber content ground firmly in good food science. The Test Cook will be an integral part of our small team, someone who is excited about working in a startup environment within an already established company

The ideal candidates bring years of professional cooking experience and knowledge and takes an analytical methodical approach to testing recipes, designing experiments, and solving problems in the kitchen. Fans of the work of Harold McGee, Dave Arnold, and César Vega may be good candidates.


WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Be an enthusiastic, critical member of a new team
  • Be a problem solver
  • Develop foolproof recipes using the scientific method
  • Design and execute experiments that inform recipe development and our greater understanding of food and cooking
  • Stay current on food science trends; convey this knowledge to the team
  • Write bylined articles for the digital magazine
  • Video appearances and live events if necessary
  • Attend conferences and workshops as necessary

 

SKILLS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Strong cooking abilities in both savory and sweet cooking methods
  • An analytical approach to solving problems using the scientific method background in the hard sciences a major plus
  • Ability to juggle cooking, testing, and writing tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment where priorities can shift quickly
  • Ability to brainstorm, design, and execute controlled experiments that lead to a greater understanding of cooking techniques and ingredients
  • Effective communicator with ability to present findings in a group setting
  • Self-starter with independence, initiative, and a drive to succeed, as well as strong organizational skills and can-do approach to problem solving
  • Good writing skills
  • Ability to build relationships and work across multiple departments
  • Ability to work cooperatively and comfortably in an environment in which decisions are often made by the group

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE:

  • Degree from an accredited culinary arts program (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 4 years professional cooking experience. Fine dining environment preferred
  • BS degree in hard sciences a major plus
  • Writing experience, a plus

 

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to: science.testcook@americastestkitchen.com With Test Cook, Science in the subject line.


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 ($10/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): 

April 4th-June 24th, 2016 (summer) - Application Deadline 3/7/2016

June 27-September 16, 2016 (fall) - Application Deadline 5/30/2016

These dates are not flexible.

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, availability and resume via email to internships@americastestkitchen.com with Kitchen Intern along with the season you are interested in working in the Subject Line. Please do not contact us by phone.



Email Marketing Specialist

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

America’s Test Kitchen is looking for an Email Marketing Specialist to assist in the day-to-day execution of online marketing programs including email promotions, editorial newsletters and conversion landing pages. Email is a critical channel, responsible for significant revenue. Send volumes have increased close to 200% over the last 18 months, and continue to grow, with an expected volume of 550 million emails sent by the end of 2016.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

Reporting to the Email Marketing Manager s/he will work to complete the operational and tactical details of deploying email. The Email Marketing Specialist should be comfortable working with a large-scale marketing platform (particularly ExactTarget) to manage lists, segment data, and generate reports.

This is a full-time site-based position ideal for an individual with 2 to 3 years exposure to online and email marketing initiatives in a B2C environment; HTML knowledge a plus.

Assist in the performance of operational duties for the email marketing programs.

Assist in the maintenance of weekly reports that track conversions, sales, test results and front-end metrics. 

Assist in deployment of email campaigns including development of creative/tests, list management, QA, campaign deployment, and data/response tracking.

Handle change management by setting up common edit spreadsheets for all stakeholders to provide feedback. Collect feedback for design and copy writing and keep track of versions.

Act as a liaison with marketing services partner to facilitate execution of email campaigns.

Work with internal teams, including marketing, IT, and creative team to meet campaign timelines

Create campaign response tracking codes and set-up codes with fulfillment vendor systems.

Conduct quality assurance checks to ensure emails meet expectations.

Assist in the update and presentation of products offered within our online bookstore—including the development and implementation of product landing pages (microsites) and maintenance of SKUs and inventory.

Actively participate in team discussions to develop new ideas, tests, procedures and best practices.


SKILLS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Direct experience with set-up and deployment of online marketing and email campaigns is a plus, including link and tracking key building, QA testing of campaign assets and landing page functionality, and email management software.

  • Highly motivated, hard working, and able to effectively multi-task.

  • Exceptional analytical, organizational, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong direct response marketing instincts, including ability to evaluate and communicate edits to copywriting and design to improve marketing effectiveness.

  • Ability to provide clear observations, analysis, and conclusions to support changes in marketing practices.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and know the status of all active projects; work well under pressure and within budget.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, managing deadlines and obtaining necessary approvals.

  • Strong attention to detail is essential.

  • Flexibility during peak periods


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE:

  • BS/BA (or equivalent).

  • Minimum 2 years of consumer email and online marketing experience.

  • Experience working in ExactTarget or similar marketing platform a plus.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

  • Working knowledge of HTML a plus.

  • Demonstrated analytical/presentation skills.


CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to:

emailmarketing.specialist@americastestkitchen.com with Email Marketing Specialist in the Subject Line.



Content Marketing Strategist

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

America’s Test Kitchen is looking for a motivated entrepreneurial-minded Content Marketing Strategist that is ready to evolve our content, video, and social reach to rival its 2.6 Million plus national TV audience. Working with our social media manager and coordinator, you will direct and develop new and effective systems to leverage our premium content and extend our audience base by engaging the expanding home cooking community. You will become the driving force of our content strategy with heavy focus on format, distribution, and analysis.

ATK’s Content Marketing Strategist will manage our content presence across multiple channels. The core focus is on developing, overseeing, and measuring the impact of different content formats - including web content, videos, infographics, interactive media, sponsorships, email, content partnerships, and social media. You’ll have a team of two people dedicated to social media channels and will work closely with the web editorial, production and product marketing teams to ensure that ATK’s content addresses and aligns with the needs of potential influencers and existing customers at various stages of prospect/customer journey.


WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • You excel at building audiences and data-driven engagement in social channels with our high quality content.

  • You will lead social media marketing strategy and execution of campaign direction with the America’s Test Kitchen brands. Programs and projects will build shareability of content to increase awareness, traffic and engagement, market our products, drive acquisition, loyalty and retention.

  • You’re also a savvy manager of both people and projects, and can multi-task with the best of them.

  • You thrive in deadline driven environments and is experienced in managing all parts of the content development engine – from people to process.  

  • You can identify good content and are even more dedicated to distributing content to an engaged audience than the creation.

  • Using data and analysis you will influence new content ideas and ways to distribute content to reach desired audiences

  • You will work closely with the web editorial, video production and creative teams.


SKILLS YOU WILL NEED:

  • You possess an intense curiosity about finding new ways to reach and influence audiences

  • You have a strong working knowledge of ecommerce marketing and how content drives conversions.

  • Independent self-starter; ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Willingness to experiment and ability to excel in fast-paced environment

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE:

  • You have 6+ years of content marketing, social media and digital marketing experience

  • You possess strong communication skills (written, verbal, and interpersonal) and demonstrated track record with published content

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to:

contentmarketing.strategist@americastestkitchen.com with Content Marketing Strategist in the Subject Line.

Product Manager

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

America’s Test Kitchen is looking for a product manager to join our growing digital team. The product manager will have the opportunity to work across all of our consumer-facing cooking properties and will play a central role in helping build our base of digital subscribers.

This position calls for someone who is able to work on multiple projects who can balance day-to-day tasks with larger strategic-level projects.  We are looking to create the next generation of mobile, web and social experiences in the cooking field and are looking for someone who is excited to help us get there.


WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Lead business requirement gathering and feature definition and development across our portfolio of sites, including Cooks Illustrated, America’s Test Kitchen, Cooks Country and Cooking School

  • Own and actively manage one or more product backlog(s)

  • Provide regular visibility into the status of ongoing work and provide regular updates about potential options or trade-offs

  • Effectively balance the voice of the customer with the needs of the business and consistently incorporate consumer behavior patterns and customer research into decision making process

  • Work closely with design and development teams in an iterative development process

  • Test, measure and learn from launched products and feed learnings back into product management process

  • Identify and evaluate 3rd party business partners or technology platforms as required

  • Become an expert on the competitive landscape and identify opportunities where America’s Test Kitchen can be best in class


SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE YOU WILL NEED:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience as a digital product manager including experience with at least one major product launch

  • Proven experience throughout the product management life cycle, including the ability to use data driven approach to inform decision making process

  • Strong understanding of user experience and web standards best practices; previous experience with customer segmentation is also preferred

  • Strong project management skills and ability to distill and communicate complex information effectively

  • Previous experience working with Ruby focused development teams is a plus

  • Previous experience working with consumer-focused business models, including subscriptions and ecommerce, is preferred

  • Previous experience creating mobile first or mobile friendly experiences is preferred

  • Must be versatile and excited by the opportunity to work on multiple projects


CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to:

product.manager@americastestkitchen.com With Product Manager in the subject.

Production Designer, Books

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

We are looking for an experienced and talented production artist who can take a proposed design that may be complex in terms of grid and typographic needs, create a template, and lay out full book interiors that are text- and image-heavy. While this is not a design position, this person should have a sensitivity towards typography and understand typesetting in terms of refining bad breaks, ladders, etc. Preparing full book mechanicals is part of this position, so being detail-oriented is critical. The ideal candidate will also have color proofing knowledge and can assist the design team in ensuring that the 150+ color images in each book are balanced in terms of color, contrast, saturation, etc. This position is within the book design department and will require collaboration with and support for the other designers.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:


  • Take proposed book designs and create book interior templates; assist in the layout of book chapters.

  • Refine existing typesetting and collaborate with Editorial in the adjustment of book layouts.

  • Update and oversee book reprints.

  • Design various book elements.

  • Create art logs and place FPO and high-resolution art.

  • Assist senior design staff with preparing full book mechanicals and pre-press approvals.

  • Color proof photography for full-color interiors and covers.

  • Work with Marketing in assembling mock-ups of books.

  • Work with IT to manage digital assets.

  • Engagement with production trends a plus.


SKILLS YOU WILL NEED:


  • Sensitivity towards finer aspects of typographic material. Understand how to refine running copy in layout, including bad breaks, widows, orphans, and ladders.

  • Expertise in Macintosh OS and Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Color-proofing experience highly desired.

  • Understanding workflow system, K4, and database, Cumulus, a plus.

  • Ability to collaborate but also complete tasks independently.

  • Immersed and enthusiastic about books and print with experience using book grids, typography, and image-type relationships.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, methodical, thorough, able to juggle multiple projects, and meet deadlines.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE:

  • College degree, especially in design or production and/or 3-plus years relevant work experience equivalent.

  • Substantial experience in book design and production.


CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to: production.designer@americastestkitchen.com With Production Designer in the subject line.



Email Marketing Analyst and Platform Specialist

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

America’s Test Kitchen is looking for an Email Marketing Analyst and Platform Specialist to focus on tasks related to our marketing platform (Salesforce Marketing Cloud/ExactTarget), including query and report building, data extraction, and data hygiene.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

Reporting to the Email Marketing Managers s/he will assist in the operational and tactical details of email marketing, specifically working on the aspects of list building, segmentation, and performance. The Email Marketing Analyst and Platform specialist must be comfortable working with a large-scale marketing platform (specifically ExactTarget) and building queries, data tables, and reports in that environment.

This is a full-time site-based position ideal for an individual with 2 to 5 years exposure to online and email marketing initiatives in a B2C environment; strong Excel and computational skills necessary; SQL and HTML knowledge required. Tableau a plus.

  • Assist in the performance of operational duties for the email marketing programs.

  • Compile daily and weekly reports that track conversions, sales, test results and front-end metrics.

  • Assist in deployment of email campaigns including list management, QA, campaign building, and data/response tracking.

  • Act as liaison with the business analyst and Tableau report lead to build reports and dashboards, and manage queries.

  • Work with internal teams, including marketing, IT, and creative to meet campaign timelines.

  • Create campaign response tracking codes and set-up codes with fulfillment vendor systems.

  • Actively participate in team discussions and develop new ideas, tests, procedures and best practices.


SKILLS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Direct experience with reporting on email campaigns a plus.

  • Highly motivated, hard working, and able to effectively multi-task

  • Exceptional analytical, organizational, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong direct response marketing instincts, including ability to evaluate and communicate campaign performance to improve marketing effectiveness.

  • Ability to provide clear observations, analysis, and conclusions to support changes in marketing practices.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and know the status of all active projects; work well under pressure and within budget.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, managing deadlines and obtaining necessary approvals.

  • Strong attention to detail is essential.

  • Flexibility during peak periods.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE:

  • BS/BA (or equivalent).

  • Minimum 2 years of consumer email and online marketing experience.

  • Experience working in ExactTarget or similar marketing platform necessary

  • High competence in Microsoft Excel.

  • HTML knowledge necessary

  • SQL skills necessary


CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to: emailmarketing.analyst@americastestkitchen.comWith Email Marketing Analyst and Platform Specialist in the subject line.

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