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Recipe Developer/Editor – Pastry & Baking
The Recipe Developer/Editor – Pastry & Baking works within our highly talented creative team producing content for client and in-house projects including magazines and websites. This position will focus on but not limited to baking and pastry content and requires a desire to create recipes with a variety of editorial goals such as, healthy, quick-cook, or pin-worthy for today’s busy and diverse cook. The ideal candidate has a passion for food and thrives in a high-energy, creative environment with experienced professionals with desire to produce award-winning work.
Please include samples of your work along with your resume
Recipe Development: Research, test, and write recipes for consumer magazines and/or product extensions, as assigned. This includes:
Research, pitch, develop, and test consumer recipes in accordance with client’s brand guidelines and culinary philosophy
Write and edit recipes throughout their development for clarity, consistency, and style
Review final recipe nutritional analyses
Deliver recipes in accordance with schedule to food publications editor and project Leads for review and approval
Maintain a clean, organized, and professional test kitchen, testing recipes and products on site at Grey Dog Media headquarters
Food Editorial/Recipe Copy: Writes text for food stories in editorial outlines or culinary copy (culinary stories, headlines, recipe blurbs, etc.) for published publications. This includes:
Partner with the Food Publications Editor in researching and developing culinary stories, information, and concepts; responding to copyedit queries; taking testing notes; and reviewing final proofs
Research and outline culinary stories, sidebars, recipe concepts, etc.
Research food and lifestyle trends of interests to the assigned project’s audience; maintain supporting files, resources, etc.
Write and edit content in the areas of cooking and general culinary topics; edit and adapt existing culinary information and recipes to the assigned project/publication
Verify facts, dates, and statistics using approved reference sources
Proof culinary copy and recipes to detect and correct errors in information, spelling, punctuation, and syntax
Collaborate with the digital team to align on major brand initiatives and to support cross-platform opportunities.
Food Photography: Assists with photography as assigned. This includes:
Assist in planning, propping, and managing kitchen activities for food photo/video shoots
Shop for photography ingredients and necessary food-prep equipment, including researching hard-to-find ingredients
Assist food stylist in preparing food and maintaining a clean and organized kitchen
Prepare food/recipes prior to and on photography days with guidance from food stylist
Oversee and document recipe changes made during photography; advises proper way to photograph recipe food and/or culinary technique
A degree from a culinary school or food science program with baking & pastry emphasis; or extensive experience, preferably in a test kitchen or restaurant, and/or developing, writing, and editing recipes for brands or publications
Experience working within the publishing industry highly 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
Ability to maintain a positive can-do attitude
Strong organizational and time-management skills
Ability to purchase and carry groceries
Modern, well-equipped test kitchen, photo studio and office
Typical requirements for office, kitchen, and grocery shopping working conditions
Job Location: West Des Moines, Iowa
Benefits: Medical/HSA/401K/LTD/AD&D/Life Ins./Dental/PTO/Vision
Compensation: Highly Competitive