Job Opportunities

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

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

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast-growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:
- A PPO administered by Health Plans, Inc., a Harvard Pilgrim subsidiary. The provider network is the Harvard Pilgrim network in New England and the United network outside of New England
- Delta Dental
- VSP for vision
- Prudential life, ADD, and long-term disability insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking)
- A generous amount of vacation time and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day

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

ATK Diversity Policy

ATK is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ATK policy assures that applicants and employees are treated without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, age, pregnancy, veteran’s status, unfavorable discharge from military service, marital status, handicap, disability or other legally prohibited biases with regards to actions such as employment, upgrading, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff or termination, rates of pay or forms of compensation and selection for training.

Currently Available

Assistant Photography Producer

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • PHOTO SHOOT COORDINATION: Assist in managing the pre-photoshoot process from scheduling people, recipe gathering, list creation, prop management and freelancer invoicing. Coordination and calendar skills a must here.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM LIASON: Maintain relationships with other groups within the company that have Photography needs, some of those groups are Social Media, Digital Design, Marketing, Editorial and Sponsorship.
  • ART DIRECTION: Help with Art direction on Sidebar art shoots and digital design shoots, fill in for art directors on style shoots when needed.
  • PHOTO RESEARCH: Coordinate with other departments to fulfill photography requests and to meet Photography team goals. Compile and Organize “comp” images for Beauty shoots. Search and purchase occasional images on Stock websites

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of good scheduling behaviors and practices
  • Knowledge of Google calendars, Google docs. and “live” organizational tools, Microsoft Excel, Word
  • Knowledge of Adobe Bridge, Photoshop or quick learner in graphic programs
  • Knowledge of Image database systems or quick learner in archival/organizational software
  • Ability to think ahead and be proactive about planning
  • Flexible mindset, ability to adapt to changing Photo Shoots and food types and ever-changing schedules with lots of variables
  • Knowledge of how recipes work and how to cook
  • Knowledge/Passion for Food photography or strong interest in Photography in general
  • Strong communication skills, ability to relate to different personalities and desire to create good relationships
  • Ability to use professional tactics to solve problems throughout each day and to organize special meetings to solve larger issues
  • Detail-oriented, quick to learn but focused on quality work
  • Positive person with glass half-full mentality
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, meetings and data input

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors degree
  • 3-5 years Experience in either Photography, Culinary Arts, Communication, Hospitality, Publications or other applicable business

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to photography.producer@americastestkitchen.com with Assistant Photography Producer in the subject line.

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast-growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

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

Copy Editor

Reporting to the Managing Editor, Special Issues, the Copy Editor will be one of two staff Copy Editors responsible for fulfilling the copyediting requirements for Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines and their companion websites, along with numerous special issues and ATK marketing and promotional materials.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Per year, copyedit 6 issues (32 pages each) of Cook’s Illustrated and 6 issues of Cook’s Country at 2 key junctures in the editorial process.
  • Copyedit 20 special issues (between 64 and 144 pages each) per year.
  • Copyedit material to be published on companion websites and in email newsletters.
  • Key in second-round copyedits to layouts using InCopy desktop publishing software. Ensure that all changes are properly entered.
  • Review/approve proofreader marks for Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country.
  • Copyedit marketing and promotional materials as necessary.
  • Along with Managing Editors, sign off on contract proofs of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country pages.
  • Check work assigned to freelancers for correctness and accuracy.
  • Maintain ATK style guides.
  • Suggest changes for improving copyediting processes when necessary.
  • Manage departmental workflow and division of responsibilities ensuring that timelines are met and work is distributed equitably.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Basic understanding of InCopy software or other similar desktop publishing program
  • Familiarity with Macintosh and Microsoft Word
  • Knowledge of food and home cooking
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet key deadlines including flexibility during peak workload periods

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • BA/BS (or equivalent) in Journalism, Communication, English or related field
  • 5 to 7 years of magazine or newspaper copyediting experience, along with some project management
  • A culinary degree or hands-on cooking experience, while not a requirement, is a significant plus.

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to copy.editor@americastestkitchen.com with Copy Editor 05-15 in the subject line.

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast-growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

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

Digital Marketing Designer

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Work under the direction of Art Director and Deputy Art Director of Marketing to assist in developing engaging, effective responsively designed emails.
  • Support daily email marketing efforts by leading the production and population of content into existing email templates
  • Collaborate with designers and marketing in building and coding B2C emails, email newsletters and landing pages.
  • Design additional B2C marketing (both print and web) that may include web ads, direct mail components, quick turn assets for social media channels and other e-commerce related material.
  • Design B2B material for Sales & Sponsorship as well as for TV & Radio that may include Powerpoint presentations, mediakits, recipe booklets and special events materials.
  • Create multiple, focused design solutions while maintaining branding standards and guidelines.
  • Prioritize a high volume of projects while meeting deadlines.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong design, conceptual, and typographic skills
  • Strong technical skills
  • Proficiency in the entire Adobe Suite
  • Knowledge of Email HTML coding, (CSS3 Media Queries and HTML 5 a plus)
  • Experience troubleshooting email rendering issues and familiarity with responsive design a plus.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to quickly understand and translate the unique voice of several different brands into all marketing and web communications
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexibility during peak periods

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate degree in Graphic Design or BFA (or equivalent)
  • 2+ years professional experience in print and web design within a Mac environment.
  • Experience working in an in-house agency or corporate marketing department.
  • Portfolio must demonstrate both print and web design experience, including original concepts, hands-on design, and branding.

CONTACT

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

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast-growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

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

Editorial Assistant, Books

America’s Test Kitchen is looking for a detail-oriented individual to join our Book Team to help smoothly and effectively produce 12 plus books per year.

This is an entry-level position for someone who can efficiently handle a variety of administrative tasks, but is also eager to learn how our books are conceived, edited, and produced.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Assist editors in assembling book manuscripts using our extensive archives (recipes, tastings, testings, science, and step captions). This involves retrieving and reformatting text from a variety of in-house files including our recipe database into a clean, organized document.
  • Compose detailed art lists for books and work with production to help maintain an organized art archive.
  • Produce and closely manage all book schedules, ensuring a smooth workflow among the editorial, design, and production departments.
  • Input proofreader corrections and review and check corrections at all stages from manuscript to bound book. Also, review and check corrections on book-related materials, as needed, such as title information sheets, catalog copy, and other book-related materials.
  • Coordinate and transmit key information on our books to our sales and distribution partner.
  • Process book concept and recipe surveys and maintain our survey database.
  • Provide administrative support to the editorial team including: maintaining book reprint, and review files, keeping minutes at meetings and updating schedules and recipe Table of Contents (toc’s), working with edit staff to resolve reader queries, ordering and maintaining in-house reference publications.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • BA/BS (or equivalent) with 1-2 years experience in a publishing environment
  • Excellent editorial skills and the ability to multitask efficiently.
  • A commitment to quality, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with proofreader marks and culinary terms, a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with InCopy and K4 publishing workflow system a plus
  • A strong interest in food and cooking and learning more about them
  • Self-motivated, self-starter able to set and meet deadlines. Must be a team player willing to take on additional challenges as needed and must be flexible during peak workload periods

CONTACT

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

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast-growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

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

Editorial Intern

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

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

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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

CONTACT

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

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

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

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

Email Marketing Specialist

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 2015.

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.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • 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 copywriting 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 AND ABILITIES

  • 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

  • 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, resume (PDF preferred), and salary requirements via email to emailmarketing.specialist@americastestkitchen.com with Email Marketing Specialist 2015 in the subject line.

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast-growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

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

Full Stack Ruby on Rails Developer

Who We Are

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

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

What We’re Looking For

A smart, energetic, full stack Ruby on Rails developer that can innovate on all layers of our high traffic, highly transactional stack. You will work with a talented team of seasoned engineers in an agile, startup environment that deploys code to Production five days a week. A large part of our traffic is mobile so experience with Responsive Design across phone, tablet and desktop is a must. If you have a passion for the Web and an insatiable desire to innovate and learn new technologies we want to talk to you.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development of new features across our technology stack supporting ATK’s position as the premier online destination for the most authoritative content for home cooks
  • Work with Marketing, Product, and Editorial teams in a collaborative environment to build high performing, scalable technology solutions that support ATK’s unique intersection of content and commerce
  • Participate and drive continuous optimization through all stages of software development from prototyping to bug fixes in an agile environment

Skills You Need

  • 3+ years engineering applications in Ruby on Rails or equivalent MVC framework in an agile environment
  • Proven ability to knock out a pixel perfect site across multiple screens with Javascript, AJAX, HTML, and CSS
  • Experience with Heroku hosting and GitHub development environments
  • CoffeeScript, Ember and Backbone Javascript frameworks
  • HAML and SCSS
  • PostgreSQL
  • RSpec and Travis CI

Contact

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, resume and link to a GitHub profile via email to rails.developer@americastestkitchen.com with Full Stack Ruby on Rails Developer in the subject line. (Remote considered for MA or NY residents who reside outside of NYC).

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast-growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

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

Human Resources Specialist

The Human Resources Specialist works closely with the Human Resources Director to run the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources office. The HR Specialist will be the first point of contact for benefits, payroll, and compensation admiration. Beyond the day-do-day, the HR Specialist will actively partner with the Director to support the strategic goals of employee engagement and accountability through self-service initiatives, sourcing, and retention plans.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Administer compensation and benefits plans.
  • Process semi-monthly payroll.
  • Life-cycle recruiting.
  • Conduct new employee orientations and exit interviews.
  • Partner in Program and Project Management initiatives.
  • Administer and explain benefits to employees, serve as liaison between employees and insurance carriers.
  • Provide advice, assistance, and follow-up on company policies, procedures, and documentation.
  • Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to organize, multi-task, and plan work to meet deadlines.
  • A professional demeanor complete with discretion and sensitivity to confidential information.
  • Previous payroll administrative experience (Fidelity payroll a plus).
  • Understanding of basic benefits concepts (e.g. deductibles, HRA, FSA, pre-tax benefits, etc.).
  • Knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Office.
  • Excel proficiency.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills along with manic attention to detail.
  • Flexibility during peak periods.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent)
  • 3+ years of HR experience preferred

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to human.resources@americastestkitchen.com with Human Resources Specialist in the subject line.

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast-growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

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

COMPANY SUMMARY

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

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

Kitchen Assistant, Dishwasher (On Call)

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

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

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/SKILLS & ABILITIES

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

CONTACT

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast-growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements and resume via email to oncallkitchen.assistant@americastestkitchen.com with Kitchen Assistant 2014 in the Subject Line.

COMPANY SUMMARY

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

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

Project Manager

As a Project Manager at America’s Test Kitchen, you will lead strategic project initiatives from inception to incorporation into the production workflow. You will oversee enterprise level projects, working to build and support the Business & Content systems “brand” through efficiency, reliability, scalability, and transparency. You have a quest for excellence and a positive, proactive attitude. You understand that your role enables the function and functionality of the entire organization, and you are eager to introduce methods and processes that will facilitate the job responsibilities of your clients (ATK staff) as well as business goals of the company. You comprehend the balance between oversight and tasks, and you apply that knowledge to ensure the right-sizing the level of project management needed for the projects and the resources.

You are an excellent communicator with the ability to easily transition from leading and facilitating to discussing the impact of workflow changes on new business and product models with senior managers. You have strong analytical capabilities which you apply to understanding strategic goals, underlying challenges, and organizational leadership skills.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include providing administration, management, monitoring, and planning for all of ATK’s enterprise projects. With the project management team, you will lead the management of project prioritization and resource allocations.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Define project plan, scope, goals, and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Lead requirements gathering sessions and produce requirements documentation, including gathering business, functional, and system requirements from stakeholders
  • Oversee requirements definition by vendors
  • Provide business analysis and solutions for enterprise level projects which support new business/product models
  • Develop and document processes and policies to improve efficiency across the organization
  • Analyze productivity and workflow requirements to ensure appropriate timelines
  • Provide training, development, and mentoring for junior project management staff
  • Create project plans, write business cases, and other documentation as appropriate
  • Oversee projects from inception to incorporation into production systems
  • Discernment in identifying risk and importance
  • Ability to facilitate and lead disparate groups

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Required:

  • Experience managing large scale projects
  • Experience managing RFPs and implementing new software
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and desire to meet challenges
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with a client base of varying technological skill/knowledge
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly and independently

Desired:

  • Experience in the publishing or content creation industry
  • Experience with project and program management software such as MS Project, Jira, Confluence, Web Help Desk, Zendesk

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • BA and/or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years experience as a project manager or business analyst

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and, salary requirements via email to project.manager@americastestkitchen.com. Please include Project Manager in the subject line.

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast-growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

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

COMPANY SUMMARY

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

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

Staff Accountant

Reporting to our Assistant Controller, the Staff Accountant’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Cash, Fixed Assets, Accrued Expenses, Prepaid corporate expenses and Support for Accounts Payable and Retail A/R. The successful individual will be a highly motivated hands-on Accountant with a great eye for detail, excellent time management and communication skills and one who is able to prioritize workloads to ensure that deadlines are met.

The position is ideally suited for someone with 3 – 5 years accounting experience.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Daily Cash Reporting including recording certain cash transactions to the General Ledger.
  • Reconciling Cash Accounts monthly as part of the close process.
  • Maintain Fixed Assets system, including adding/retiring assets, depreciation and month end reporting.
  • Accrued Expense Analysis, including processing standard accruals, search and recording of unrecorded liabilities and related account reconciliations.
  • Maintain schedule of Prepaid Corporate expenses including recording amortization expense and monthly reconciliations.
  • Support for A/P including, coding, processing and back-up for payment processing.
  • Support for retail A/R, collections, and returns processing as needed.
  • Process monthly non-inventory book inventory transactions.
  • Assist the Accounting Department with other period end close entries and account reconciliations as required.
  • Ad-hoc reporting and projects as necessary.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Self-starter mentality with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong Excel skills.
  • Customer service and problem resolution skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains Accounting System helpful but not essential.
  • Basic working knowledge of GAAP Accounting.
  • Flexibility during peak periods.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • BS/BA (or equivalent) in Accounting/Finance.
  • 3 – 5 years accounting experience.
  • Book publishing industry experience, a plus.

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to staff.accountant@americastestkitchen.com with Staff Accountant 03-2015 in the subject line.

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast-growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

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

Test Cook

Entrance to the Test Kitchen is either at the Assistant Test Cook or Test Cook level. That level depends on the skill set candidates demonstrate during the recruiting process and on their culinary training and experience. Test Cooks can be hired into one of three departments: Cook’s Illustrated, Cook’s Country, or Books. The essential functions are the same regardless of department.

Please note: All Test Cook positions are site-based. Both levels and all departments may be asked to participate in videos, behind-the-scene and/or camera work during filming of our two television programs, including up two weeks per year offsite in Vermont.

Whether we are actively recruiting at a given point in time, we welcome qualified submissions at all times and will return to our files when a position opens.

TEST COOK, COOK’S ILLUSTRATED

A Test Cook is responsible for developing recipes and for writing bylined articles for the magazine detailing the process by which they arrived at the final recipe. Assistant Test Cooks work under the guidance of the Executive Food Editor and the Test Kitchen Director to develop recipes for 1-page stories; they also prepare and style recipes for photo shoots. Test Cooks work more independently to develop recipes for 2-page stories; they are also expected to carry out science experiments and create in-depth sidebars highlighting the food science behind the most important discoveries in a given recipe. Cooks at both levels contribute material to two departments in the magazine, Kitchen Notes and Notes from Readers, with Test Cooks taking the lead.

TEST COOK, COOK’S COUNTRY

Cooks at both levels are responsible for developing recipes and writing bylined articles for the magazine detailing the process by which they arrived at the recipe for publication. Assistant Test Cooks generally work on shorter, less complicated recipes and stories, while Test Cooks work more independently to develop more complex recipes and stories. Assistant Test Cooks are also responsible for preparing and styling recipes for photo shoots. Cooks at both levels also contribute material to non-recipe departments in the magazine.

BOOKS

A Test Cook is responsible for developing recipes and writing and assembling all relevant material on a chapter-by-chapter basis for any given book project, this includes writing new material related to the recipe development process and repurposing content from the archives. An Assistant Test Cook is responsible for developing recipes for books and/or testing recipes for books under the supervision of more senior members of the book team. Assistant Test Cooks take on full book chapter responsibilities as they become more practiced and have begun to master independent recipe development tasks. Both Test Cooks and Assistant Test Cooks work on dedicated book team projects and are expected to contribute feedback and problem-solving ideas at recipe tastings. In addition, Test Cooks and Assistant Test Cooks are often required to prepare food for and/or orchestrate step shoots in support of book art needs.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to juggle writing and cooking tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment where priorities can shift quickly.
  • Comfort with both savory and sweet cooking methods.
  • Self-starter with independence, initiative, and a drive to succeed, as well as strong organizational skills and can-do approach to problem solving.
  • Effective communicator with ability to present findings in a group setting.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Ability to master the test kitchen's well-established editorial voice.
  • Ability to build relationships and work across multiple departments.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and comfortably in an environment in which decisions are more often made by the group than by the individual.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Degree from an accredited culinary arts program (or equivalent).
  • Minimum of 2 years cooking experience for Assistant Test Cook level and 4 years minimum for Test Cook level. Fine dining environment preferred.
  • BA/BS degree in liberal arts, journalism, literature, a plus.
  • Food writing experience a plus.

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume (clearly articulating cooking experience) via email to human.resources@americastestkitchen.com with Test Cook in the Subject Line. Writing samples are welcome.

COMPANY SUMMARY

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

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

Test Kitchen Intern

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a paid ($9/hr) position and rewarding opportunity to work in the test kitchen of a special organization. You will gain hands-on experience and make a positive contribution to a fascinating organization. This internship can also be used for credit at many institutions.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

America's Test Kitchen is currently looking to hire kitchen interns for the following periods. Please include which internship you are applying for when submitting your cover letter and resume.

We are currently hiring for three internship periods: July 27 - October 16, 2015 (fall) and October 19, 2015 - January 8, 2016 (winter). The summer group will have an orientation at night from approximately 4-6:30pm on Thursday, April 30th. These dates are not flexible. Please inform of us of the internship to which you are applying in your application.

CONTACT

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

Web Editorial Intern, Social Media

America's Test Kitchen is seeking two Web Editorial Interns to assist our exciting, fast-paced team. Reporting to the Social Media Editor, the interns are responsible for writing, producing, and planning out the company's daily online presence.

This is a great opportunity to work with all aspects of the company, from the editorial team to the test kitchen. And, it's fun! We will expect you to be detail oriented writers and execute innovative ideas that engage our online community—all while sustaining a constant curiosity for social media. This is a paid internship ($9/hr) and the intern must be able to work at least 2-3 half-days a week. Each intern contributes to our multiple social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram) and completes an individual intern project—here are examples (and more examples) of what interns have done in the past. This internship is on-location at America's Test Kitchen's offices in Brookline, Massachusetts.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Experience writing for blogs or publications
  • A passion for food and food news
  • Experience with Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, etc
  • Responsibility and energy in a deadline-centric environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn new and challenging tasks
  • Great ideas and a positive, can-do attitude

To apply, send an email introducing yourself, along with a resume and relevant links to blogs, Twitter feeds, or social pages, to socialmedia@americastestkitchen.com. Please include Web Editorial Intern in the subject line.

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

Workflow Applications & Integrations Manager

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

The role of the Business Systems technology team is to manage workflows and systems for cross-media content production and publishing; including best practices, quality, distribution, systems administration, and support/training. Working with the IT team, this team member drives workflow and technology deployment/optimization, and manages the ongoing development and improvement of enterprise publishing technology, content, and pre-media processes. The Workflow Applications & Integrations Manager will work within the Business Systems technology team to:

  • Administer and support the existing content workflow and management systems
  • Ensure the integrity and quality of the content workflow and its outputs, including governance of the editorial and content management processes
  • Assist in the ongoing development efforts to improve content production and conversion processes
  • Provide training and support for the content workflow and management systems
  • Gather and prioritize product, system, and workflow development requirements
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement new workflow technologies and processes
  • Identify and evaluate workflow systems integrations requirements and specifications for implementation

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Design, Editorial, Production, and Digital teams to understand the various products/platforms associated with the content development lifecycle and workflows.
  • Drive requirements gathering and implementation of optimizations to content development lifecycles and workflows.
  • Act as the product owner and admin user for all of the content management and workflow systems
  • Provide in-house technical support, troubleshooting, and issues management for the content development applications and integrated tools (e.g., font issues, tagging, authoring tools such as InDesign, InCopy, and Word, and general workflow/process support)
  • Design, organize, and provide training to internal super-users and general staff for existing and future-state workflow applications and integrated systems/tools
  • Develop and manage documentation materials related to workflow systems and integrations
  • Work closely with the Business Systems team to define, prioritize, and develop workflow and asset management integrations that will improve efficiency in content creation/development, management, access, and distribution
  • Work with business stakeholders to identify, scope, implement, and test new content creation and workflow technologies for editorial/creative, publishing, pre-media print, and online distribution & delivery channels
  • Execute and manage workflow and process engineering activities as they relate to all editorial, production/prepress, print, and digital workflows (e.g., automated process solutions, conversions, content/data distribution, workflow design, and asset/content management use/reuse)
  • Identify and track metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure workflow efficiency, system performance, and throughput; analyze to identify gaps for optimization and improvement
  • Support the company’s operational technology roadmap
  • Keep up-to-date and participate on current industry strategies, practices, processes, and tools, and work to adopt industry standards, where appropriate

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and at least 3 years of experience, preferably in a small to medium sized publishing, media, or content company
  • Knowledge of metadata role in workflow
  • Product or project management experience with all phases of product development lifecycle
  • Experience with desktop publishing, content management, and/or workflow management software; Adobe CC/CS applications (InDesign & InCopy)
  • Vjoon K4, and Canto Cumulus a strong plus
  • Passionate about increasing the effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction of coworkers
  • Exceptional creative and strategic thinking
  • Exceptional communication skills across all areas of the company
  • Outstanding organizational skills, initiative, follow-through, and adherence to deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Applescript and javascript a strong plus

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, link to portfolio, salary requirements, and resume via email to workflow.manager@americastestkitchen.com with Workflow Applications & Integrations Manager in the subject line.

America’s Test Kitchen is a fast-growing publishing company conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

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