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Associate Food Editor

Job ID: 58897
Job Views: 1730
Location: New York, New York, United States
Postal Code: 10036
Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 58500 per year
Posted: 07.29.2020

Job Description

About Your Role: 

The Spruce Eats is hiring an Associate Food Editor to manage recipe testing and editing. We are looking for a digitally savvy editor with a passion for making recipes that work. The Associate Food Editor will join a fun, spirited team to work on one of the biggest food sites on the web and to make it even better.

About Your Contributions: 

  • Manage workflow of recipe testing, assigning recipes to freelance recipe testers, resolving questions and incorporating feedback, managing completion of recipe tests
  • Oversee tester edits, editing quotes, and review surrounding recipe content for accuracy, helpfulness, style, substance, cultural sensitivity and fulfillment of intent 
  • Assist recipe testers with editorial publishing systems 
  • Evaluate and upload recipe tester photos.
  • Collaborate with photo and video teams to update visual content, as needed
  • Edit new content from writers, recipe developers, and editorial staff, social media and email editors
  • Participate in editorial meetings and pitch ideas for new content
  • Work with team on ad-hoc projects with the goal of improving content quality
  • Occasionally shopping for and supporting photo and video shoots for the website and social platforms
  • Curate and promote our best content via email newsletters, across site landing pages
  • Working in a CMS to publish recipes and articles on
  • Represent The Spruce Eats and serve as a brand ambassador at events, press previews, and more

About You: 

  • 1-2 years of experience working for a digital food publication
  • Outstanding organizational skills and innate ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to solve problems independently and collaborate with other teams and departments
  • Proven aptitude for communicating and collaborating with both remote editorial workers and in-house editorial team members
  • 1+ years of experience shopping for ingredients for recipe testing
  • 1+ year of practical culinary experience in a test kitchen
  • Culinary diploma preferred
  • Knowledge of a broad range of cuisines, ingredients, and cooking techniques
  • Ability to fact check and research ingredients, recipes, and cooking methods
  • Mastery of written English and ability to edit recipes according to AP and The Spruce Eats brand style
  • Professional experience assessing photography for culinary accuracy and brand style
  • Strong copywriter, capable of writing engaging, lively headlines and blurbs; prior experience editing recipes a major plus
  • Has active relationships with diverse recipe testers and culinary subject experts

About Us:

Dotdash brands help people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We reach over 100 million people each month, more than 35% of the U.S. online population, according to comScore, and are one of the largest content publishers on the Internet. Dotdash brands collectively have won more than 50 industry awards in the last year alone, and are among the fastest-growing in their categories. Our brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Spruce, The Balance, Byrdie, MyDomaine, Brides, Lifewire, TripSavvy,, Treehugger and ThoughtCo.

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Dotdash embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit and business need. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. This role is a 40 hour per week full-time role that is currently remote but will be based in NYC.


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