Test Kitchen Director - Southern Living

Nov 14, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
Erick Velez
Full Time
The South’s Most Trusted Kitchen is looking for a dynamic leader. Here’s what you need to bring to the table:

-At least five years of experience in the food department of a major magazine or food publishing outlet. A culinary degree and/or professional kitchen experience is a must.

-The ability and drive to effectively manage, inspire,teach, and lead a team (with an emphasis on TEAM) of talented cooks.

-Develop, test, refine, and edit recipes under deadline in an individual and team environment.

-A visual eye. Food styling experience is a plus. Understanding the importance of food photography in the editorial process is a must.

-Advance the country’s notions of Southern cooking while also paying homage to its traditions and heritage.

-An editorial sensibility. The ability to produce strong food content for features, food section stories, and covers (this includes both conceptualizing packaging elements and creating a mix of fresh and inspiredrecipes with a Southern accent.)

-Contribute to SouthernLiving.com’s Daily South blog and coordinate photography and video for visiting chefs and in-house events.

-Be a tastemaker and consistently identify and predictculinary trends. Cultivate relationships with chefs, bartenders, writers, photographers, and food stylists who are rising stars.

-Willing to represent the brand at industry events (SFA Symposium, IACP, Food Blog South, etc.) and on television and web videos.

-A knife, fork, spoon, and opinion at our daily tastings.

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