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

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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

Customer Loyalty & Support Specialist

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

CONTACT

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

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

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

Editorial Intern

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

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

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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

CONTACT

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

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

Kitchen Assistant, Dishwasher (On Call)

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

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

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/SKILLS & ABILITIES

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

CONTACT

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

COMPANY SUMMARY

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

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

Kitchen Assistant, Evening Shift

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

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

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

We are looking to fill this position immediately.

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/SKILLS & ABILITIES

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

CONTACT

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

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

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

COMPANY SUMMARY

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

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

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

CONTACT

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

Test Kitchen Photojournalist

The Test Kitchen Photojournalist's role is to closely capture all the details of the ongoing tests, experiments, failures, and successes in the test kitchen on a daily basis, focusing primarily on Cook's Illustrated recipe development and cooking experiments, and our equipment reviews and taste tests. Can you capture the moment when a cook discovers that a cake has emerged fallen (or unevenly browned, or stuck to the pan, or…) and describe what happened and why? If a testing editor is comparing the brewing performance among 10 automatic drip coffee makers, what's the best way to document the ins and outs of this process? Strong photo work, an editorial eye, and reporting and writing skills are all necessary in this role. This person will be working closely with and supporting various members of the editorial, kitchen, design, and art photography teams in the company, and will report to the Online Managing Editor and belong to the web editorial team.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION

  • Be a daily, embedded fixture in the test kitchen, communicating and strategizing with editors and test cooks on the Cook's Illustrated and testing/tasting teams to capture interesting and crucial moments during the testing process
  • Generate highly narrative, on-brand, context-rich photographs and write detailed descriptions for storytelling and documentation assets that will support a variety of products in the company, including magazines, books, and digital projects
  • Be deeply integrated with the editors' and cooks' schedules, plans, and processes and be able to capture the right shots at the right time
  • Organize, tag, catalogue, manage these photos/descriptions to be filed within our corporate digital asset management system
  • Write and produce photo-rich stories for the web, with strong focus on storytelling the narrative of the test kitchen (our process, our people, our research, our kitchen work, our recipes, our reviews)
  • Deliver on special projects as assigned by the web editorial team

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Extreme commitment to team-centric and professional collaboration, with the ability to work daily with a wide range of individuals
  • Self-motivated, deadline-driven, engaged energy
  • Strong time-management and writing skills
  • Strong photography skills for capturing action/candid shots of people and processes with ongoing challenges of lighting, spaces, and bustling activity
  • Extreme attention to detail in fact-checking, writing, editing, managing metadata, and cataloguing assets
  • Experience in Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, Lightroom mandatory
  • Experience with digital asset management systems strongly preferred
  • Knowledge (and love) of food and cooking a must
  • Flexibility during peak periods

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent)
  • Experience in a media or publishing environment a plus
  • 2+ years experience in role(s) involving strong photography and writing skills

CONTACT

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and link to portfolio/clips via email to: photojournalist@americastestkitchen.com with Test Kitchen Photojournalist in the subject line.

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

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

Web Editorial Intern, Social Media

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

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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

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

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

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