Test Kitchen Director

We are currently seeking an experienced Test Kitchen Director to lead and manage the Test Kitchen department.

This position will work in a modern, well-equipped test kitchen, photo studio, and office. This position will research, develop, and write recipes in accordance with client expectations under the direction of the Executive Editor. Oversee the needs and maintenance of the test kitchen, including appliances and supplies. Coordinate efforts of the test kitchen team to meet deadlines in a timely manner. Look ahead to upcoming projects and deadlines to ascertain realistic goals to meet all deadlines. Communicate with team for scheduling and additional assistance on projects to meet deadlines. This position requires a positive attitude and a desire to create and develop recipes with a variety of editorial goals.

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and portfolio, or other supporting material such as writing and recipe writing samples, etc.

Grey Dog Media is a high-energy, creative environment with experienced professionals with the desire to produce award-winning work. We offer a friendly, professional workplace, an attractive compensation package with full-benefits, and remarkable opportunities for creative-skills development, and career advancement.

JOB DUTIES

  • Research, develop, and write recipes in accordance with client expectations
  • Directs and coordinates efforts of test kitchen team to meet deadlines
  • Oversee needs and maintenance of test kitchen, including appliances and supplies
  • Enter text within editorial layout using Adobe InDesign
  • Attend weekly progress meetings to help brainstorm ideas and report on work progress
  • Under the direction of the Executive Editor, develop and write content in accordance with editorial outline
  • Work in a collaborative manner to meet client deadlines and maintain high standards
  • Maintain a positive can-do attitude
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A degree from a culinary school or food science program; and extensive experience, preferably in a test kitchen or restaurant
  • Experience developing, writing, and editing recipes for brands or publications
  • Experience coordinating the work of others, supervisory, team lead, or management experience preferred
  • Understand how to use Adobe InDesign for entering text within layouts
  • A solid understanding of grammar and the Chicago style manual
  • Strong attention to detail in recipe testing, reading, writing, and editing
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner to meet client deadlines and maintain high standards
  • Ability to maintain a positive can-do attitude
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and time-management skills; able to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of cuisine, crafting, health, and fitness related topics preferred
  • Ability to purchase and carry groceries

Job Location: West Des Moines, Iowa
Position/Type: Full-Time/professional
Benefits: Medical/HSA/401K/LTD/AD&D/Life Ins./Dental/PTO/Vision
Compensation: Highly Competitive


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