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.

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

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

America's Test Kitchen accepts no advertising. We are a private company with no affiliations with large publishers, cookware manufacturers, or food purveyors, which means that our content is unbiased and objective.

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast-growing 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

Analyst, Consumer and Business Insight

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

Looking for a research analyst who loves working with data, is passionate about consumer insight, understands how data and insight inform business strategy, excels in project management, and exhibits strong presentation skills.  Flexibility and a desire to grow and learn are paramount for success in this new department supporting research and analytics across the organization.  In this role, you will:      

  • Collaborate with analytics, editorial, and marketing staff to support key research needs:
    • construct and execute surveys and questionnaires
    • analyze survey results; transform respondent feedback into meaningful segments for analysis (inspecting, cleaning, transforming with the goal of discovering useful information)
    • mine and analyze third party data (for example Google Analytics, MRI, Q Scores, external survey vendors)
    • run simple statistical analysis to derive insights and aid in reporting processes
    • investigate sources of marketplace and competitive data
    • create articulate and useful reports
    • make recommendations for streamlining data collection process and best practices
  • Support VP of Strategic Analytics in the creation of an analytics “blueprint” of the organization; and investigate technology, training, and vendor solutions to fill the support and skill gaps.
  • Apply project management tools and skills to coordinate research projects; ensuring projects are completed on time and under budget.
  • Present research results in a manner that is clear, compelling, and accurate. 
  • Help support a “customer first” culture of deep consumer understanding.

SKILLS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong business acumen, including an understanding of brand strategy, advertising and consumer behavior
  • Ability to understand, integrate and synthesize a wide array of data to form insightful observations and clear, actionable business implications
  • High detail orientation, ability to dig deep into data, and creative reporting skills
  • Strong business writing skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, strong verbal skills, and ability to easily pivot as priorities change
  • Eagerness to gain research experience and develop skills in brand research and product development
  • Flexibility during peak periods.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a business-related field (economics, statistics, marketing, advertising, etc.)
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of full-time work experience in primary market research; experience with media, book, and/or magazine products a plus
  • Experience analyzing quantitative research data
  • Strong PowerPoint skills; proficiency with advanced Excel features/tools including pivot tables
  • Strong academic background (GPA required)
  • Thrives in a collaborative, team-based, performance-driven environment


CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to: consumer.analyst@americastestkitchen.com With ANALYST, CONSUMER AND BUSINESS INSIGHT in the subject line.

Associate Editor, Cooking School

Reporting to the Web Managing Editor, the Associate Editor will be responsible for producing courses for our online cooking school. The position is most appropriate for the candidate with a strong interest in and knowledge of food, and a minimum of three years of editorial and online experience.


WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Manage editorial process for all new content development, including schedules, editing process, construction of web pages, and QA.
  • Help generate ideas for new lessons, looking at analytics, needs of students, existing course material, and our archives for inspiration.
  • Write lessons, leveraging our archives into smart, engaging experiences for students.
  • Line-edit all new copy and manage top-editing (done by Managing Editor) and copyediting.
  • Enter all content (text, images, and videos) into homegrown content management system and proof all web pages for accuracy and usability.
  • Manage QA process, making all corrections.
  • Create asset tracker for each new lesson, working with design and production to request archived images and communicate needs for new images.
  • Work with Project Manager to coordinate editorial and image/video asset creation schedules to ensure on-time launch for new lessons.
  • Review all archived and new images, as well as new videos, once placed in new web pages to make sure they align with text and enhance student experience.

SKILLS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Ability to rethink existing content from magazines and books to create vibrant web pages students find engaging
  • Experience building web pages, using content management system to load text, images, and videos
  • Top-notch editing and proofreading skills as well as solid writing skills and experience
  • Superior attention to detail and willingness to work hard to make deadlines
  • Ability to work across teams with a variety of individuals in design, production, project management, technology, and customer service
  • Ability to hold yourself and other team members to rigid deadlines, and work autonomously and independently


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE:

  • Minimum 3 years of editorial experience; significant web experience required
  • Extensive knowledge of food, with passion for home cooking
  • Familiarity with America’s Test Kitchen content a plus
  • Experience with online education and online learning platforms a plus

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to: CookingSchool.Editor@americastestkitchen.com With Associate Editor, Cooking School in the subject line.

Graphic Designer, Books

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


WHAT YOU WILL DO:

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


SKILLS YOU WILL NEED:

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


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE:

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

CONTACT:

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



Graphic Designer, Magazines

This entry-level position, with plenty of room to learn and grow, reports to the Art Director, Magazines. This person will work on the design and layout of magazines. Initial responsibilities will involve working on initial layouts, updates, and production oriented activities. Over time, an increasing range of tasks will provide exposure across brands and lead to the opportunity to design and “own” portions of each issue.


WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Working with magazine templates, combine text, photos and illustration into smart and attractive layouts that communicate an overall story.
  • Assist others in the design of various elements.
  • Collaborate with Design team and Editors to refine and fine-tune layouts.  
  • Prepare files for printing and ebook output.
  • Create PDF files and printouts for review, and help trouble shoot problems associated with offset printing.
  • Learn about art directing photography, photo editing, and reviewing proofs.

SKILLS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Strong design portfolio: Work should especially display love for the finer aspects of typography as it pertains to books, magazines, or other dense typographic and/or instructional material.
  • Proficiency with Macintosh OS and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to collaborate but also see tasks through independently.
  • Able to create multiple design alternatives for presenting specific information, and able to develop alternatives into finalized designs.
  • Ability to think critically, analyze copy and create intelligent layouts
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, methodical, thorough, able to juggle multiple projects, and meet deadlines. A commitment to quality, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Be engaged with design and production trends.
  • Deadline Orientation – flexibility during peak periods. An independent worker, who is fast and reliable would be the best fit in our busy and complex environment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE:

  • Recent college graduate (or equivalent) with a degree in Graphic Design or Fine Arts; one year of experience in graphic design preferred.


CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to: magazine.designer@americastestkitchen.com With Designer, Magazines 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.

Project Manager, Digital

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

We are currently seeking a Project Manager, Digital to join the Business & Content Systems team.  The Project Manager, Digital will be primarily responsible for providing administration, management, monitoring, and planning for ATK’s digital projects.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Manage digital projects from start to finish, utilizing both Agile and Waterfall project methodologies

  • Work closely with product owners to understand and help shape the project pipeline, work with developers and quality assurance for overall web functionality and performance quality

  • Assist with the definition of project specifications and requirements, involving all relevant departments (i.e., Design, Engineering, Marketing, Product) to ensure technical feasibility and resource availability

  • Distill complex discussions into actionable next steps and communicate dependencies and timing to appropriate parties

  • Manage cross-functional relationships and expectations including navigating conflicting priorities and business needs

  • Track progress through a solid, detailed, and transparent project plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete digital and web projects

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

  • Ensure the on-time and on-budget delivery of projects

  • Report status and escalate issues and risks to management, as needed

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Possess in-depth experience simultaneously managing multiple digital projects

  • Able to lead via influence and have strong leadership instincts

  • Detailed knowledge of the entire digital project life cycle and a thorough understanding of how to develop and deliver digital work/output

  • Have strong knowledge of digital marketing, ecommerce, user experience, engineering, seo, analytics, email marketing, design and technology best practices and emerging concepts

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate business strategy and recommendations to achieve desired results

  • A self starter and motivated. You understand the impact of highly satisfied stakeholders

  • Process driven. You have superior organizational skills, and constantly look to realign things (any and everything) to make them more efficient.

  • Naturally curious. You love learning how things work and you’re always looking for ways to innovate.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 3+ years of Technical Project Management experience in a related industry

  • BS/BA (or equivalent)

  • First-hand working knowledge of current web technologies

  • Familiarity with various project management tools and/or software packages

  • PMP Certification a plus

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Quality Assurance Associate

What We’re Looking For:

A smart, energetic, Quality Assurance Associate that is interested in helping build out a first-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:
  • Develop, execute, and debug test cases
  • Manage and maintain test case repository using third-party testing provider
  • Monitor test results and reproduce issues found by third-party testing provider
  • Report defects and validate bug fixes 
  • Collaborate closely with developers to define test efforts

Skills You Need:
  • 1-2 years developing and executing test cases for web based software systems
  • Experience with test automation a plus
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Eagerness to learn and try new things

CONTACT: 

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

Social Media & Content Marketing Manager

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

You are a passionate social media manager who is seeking a brand with high quality content. You understand how to build audiences and manage multiple brands across all social channels.  You understand business objectives and thrive by leveraging data to improve engagement.


WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Execute a customer-centric roadmap for social media that defines the voice and guidelines that distinguishes America’s Test Kitchen brands and leverages a new content strategy.

  • Support a  Digital Influencer program and through social channels, build audiences and networks that will share America’s Test Kitchen content in meaningful ways.
  • Distribute content across all social media channels, create and optimize organic content campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat and Periscope social media platforms. Handling everything from strategy to execution, analysis and reporting with the social media coordinator.
  • Proactively identify relevant industry happenings, trends and  areas of opportunity to help expand creative content, and improve brand awareness
  • Conceptualize, design, create and manage content and social media campaigns and generate sharing in various segments through viral content marketing initiatives.
  • Manage America’s Test Kitchen brands on social media, including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat and Periscope.
  • Oversee daily channel publications and community management. Includes program execution including the development or localization of all assets, content and translations, issuing creative requests, managing all timelines and resources, legal approval of execution and agency contracts, managing information flow between internal teams and agencies, asset design, development, QA, launch, optimization and recap
  • Monitor content on all social media channels and ensure consistency, accuracy and tracking is in place to measure KPIs
  • Report, monitor and drive resolution of any issues or problems
  • Drive amplification of social content through paid channels to deliver revenue and engagement performance for the brands
  • Track KPIs and budgets and report performance that meets the channel-specific goals of the brand(s)
  • Develop engaging content with mixed formats  for each social channel and help manage the editorial calendar for these channels.
  • Implement programs across devices that will engage, nurture, and grow our fans and followers on social media channels at the most relevant time.
  • Collaborate with the cross-functional marketing, creative and business management teams to leverage organic/paid media activities and help drive roadmap projects for social media integration on our commerce sites

SKILLS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Minimum 3+ years of social media marketing experience driving exceptional brand engagement as well as direct revenue from social media marketing channels.
  • Proficient understanding of how all social platforms work  and experience nurturing a consumer from  Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and other social network platforms, generating positive ROI.
  • Search and ecommerce marketing experience a plus.
  • Must be able to re-package different content formats together and maintain the voice of the brands.
  • Must have a desire to understand what motivates consumers to share and engage with content.   
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to work cross functionally with the creative, product, business, PR and management teams
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and interpersonal)
  • 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
  • Experience in photo and video editing within a social context is a plus, as is writing and editing experience in an editorial environment
  • Proficient in Google Docs, MS Office and social scheduling tools
  • Strong understanding of website metrics, data analysis, and reporting tools


CONTACT:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to: contentmarketing.manager@americastestkitchen.com With Social Media & Content Marketing Manager 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.

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.



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