The Pioneer Woman Has New Opening For Senior Food Editor

The Pioneer Woman Has New Opening For Senior Food Editor Looking For Seasoned Recipe Developer And Food Stylist To Join New Birmingham-Based Food Team

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team at the ground level.

The senior food editor will work directly with the site’s test kitchen director to steer recipe content for this fast-growing digital brand, with an eye for SEO and food trends. She or he will also help set up and run new test kitchen and studio; write recipes and intros with precision and accuracy; produce and style still and video shoots for new and existing recipes; and create digital food packages that loyal readers and fans will love.

Candidates should have a culinary degree and/or substantial professional kitchen experience, as well as experience developing and styling recipes and working in print and digital publishing. For consideration, a resume must be submitted as a PDF, along with a cover letter and salary requirements.

What you’ll do:

  • Research digital food trends relevant to TPW audience and pitch recipe ideas and food packages
  • Independently develop, test and edit recipes for the site and social media platforms
  • Style food for video, “hands in pans” style recipe shoot: select appropriate tools and props in line with TPW brand style
  • Prepare shot lists, photo briefs and coordinate with freelance photo teams for still photo photography shoots
  • Style food for still photography
  • Write optimized SEO recipe intros, including recipe keywords and hyperlinks, and compelling heds and deks
  • Edit recipes and SEO intros written by freelancers and other staff
  • Enter recipes into TPW content management system with an eye for accuracy and detail
  • Maintain and update project management documents for digital team leaders
  • Prepare expense reports for test kitchen purchases
Who you are:
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, creative writing, communications or business
  • Culinary degree or 2+ years professional kitchen experience (ideally savory and pastry)
  • 5 to 7 years’ experience in food media with a published portfolio of developed recipes and food writing (some digital experience preferred)
  • Experience with recipe testing and editing
  • Experience food styling for still and video
  • Experience using content management systems and managing spreadsheets
  • Familiarity with recipe keyword research and search-engine optimization
  • Demonstrated interest in digital food content and social media
  • Strong writing skills (SEO intros, recipe headnotes and food explainers)
  • Strong project management skills

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