Jobs at Serious Eats

Open Positions:

Junior Product Designer

Serious Eats is looking for a full-time designer, with 1-2 years of experience, to join our product team in Brooklyn, NY.

Responsibilities:

  • Prototyping and designing new interfaces (user-facing and internal)
  • Iterating and improving existing features and interfaces, based on metrics and testing
  • Refining rough UX prototypes into visually polished designs while maintaining brand guidelines
  • Collaborating with editorial, developers, and stakeholders across the company to design custom interactives and new initiatives.
  • Creating mocks for pitches and ad products.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1-2+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Expertise in visual design principles such as layout, iconography, typography, color theory, and motion.
  • Deep understanding of web design across devices and platforms
  • Familiarity with possibilities and limits of HTML/CSS/JS
  • Rapid prototyping (paper, Marvel, Invision, html/css, etc)
  • Fluency in design tools of choice (Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Experience in user research and testing
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Willingness to wear different hats

To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and relevant supporting materials/links to [email protected].

Culinary Team Member

Serious Eats is seeking a culinary editor to join its New York City–based team to work on a combination of recipe development, writing, and rigorous reviews of kitchen equipment. The ideal candidate will be a passionate cook with culinary school and/or professional culinary experience, have a good sense of humor, excel at writing original content, and have the creativity and adaptability required to bring those traits together in a fast-paced digital-media environment. Title and salary are dependent on experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Original Recipe Development and Writing: Research, test, and develop recipes, then write the recipes along with personality-driven articles documenting and explaining the testing and development process. Work with managing editor and culinary director to prioritize topics and projects.
  • Editing Recipes and Articles: Edit recipes and articles by other members of the Serious Eats culinary team, keeping a strict eye on house style and established recipe best practices.
  • Equipment Reviews: Work with and assist the culinary director and managing editor to determine equipment-testing priorities and methodology, then aid in the equipment-testing and reviewing process as needed.
  • Photo and Video Shoots: Work in conjunction with photo and video team to create clear, instructive, and appetizing process and beauty shots for photos and videos.
  • Kitchen Support: Help keep test kitchen organized, clean, and stocked with pantry staples. Help with shopping as needed.

Requirements:

  • Culinary school and/or professional cooking experience; some restaurant experience preferred.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong critical-thinking skills and an eagerness to take a critical, exhaustive approach to researching and completing assigned stories.
  • Understanding of digital and social media and awareness of online content in the food and drink space.
  • High degree of flexibility, positivity, and collaborative and organizational skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-changing environment and switch quickly between different tasks.

To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and relevant supporting materials/links to [email protected].

Video Producer

Serious Eats is seeking a video producer to join its Brooklyn-based team and work directly with the director of visual media to develop engaging food-related video content for web and social channels. We’re looking for a strong visual storyteller with experience in all aspects of video production and post-production, who can work both independently and collaboratively with our team.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about working with our culinary and editorial teams to develop various narratives and generate unique and compelling video content ideas, have a great eye for making things look delicious, excel at organizing and executing content, and have the creativity and resourcefulness required to bring those traits together in a fast-paced digital-media environment. Someone who is comfortable wearing multiple hats—sitting and editing at their computer one day and standing behind a camera the next, for instance—is highly preferred.

While enthusiasm for visual and culinary arts is an important trait, we're seeking someone who can think creatively about how to communicate technical cooking details in a clear, fun, and logical way, since our content aims to show not just the how but the why behind our techniques and recipes.

If you love food and want to spend your days creating mouthwatering videos (and yes, you WILL get to eat the food), we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Ideate, shoot, and edit single- and multi-camera video in our studio kitchens, ranging from overhead, hands-only cooking videos to longer-form, personality-driven projects
  • Follow a video production workflow and schedule from conception through execution and publication deadlines
  • Collaborate with team members to plan, produce, shoot, and edit recipe/technique/editorial videos for all web and social platforms, including creating shot lists and scripts and acquiring props as needed
  • Ensure that all videos are edited to the most effective message and duration and that all text that appears in the final product is in accordance with editorial guidelines
  • Distribute the completed videos to the appropriate parties in a timely manner
  • Explore new and creative avenues for our video strategy, including producing videos out in the field to complement our features content

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum three years of video production experience
  • Strong sense of self-motivation and the ability to work as part of a team and take direction
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Expertise in editing video in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects; strong color correction and graphics experience preferred
  • Expertise in working with cameras, lighting, and other professional video equipment
  • A strong ability to light, shoot, and direct people, recipe steps, and final dish shots
  • Familiarity with the Serious Eats brand, specifically our content and visual standards, and the ability to think critically through the nature of our content
  • A fast learner who can think quickly on their feet to work efficiently and pitch in as needed on a small team

Please send your résumé, cover letter, and a link to examples of your work, including a description of your specific role on the project, to [email protected].

Serious Eats provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.