Senior Staff Editor, NYT Cooking

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Job Description

The New York Times is looking for a recipe editor to join NYT Cooking, our fast-growing, industry-leading recipe product, which has more than 900,000 subscribers and approximately 20,000 recipes. In this role, you will focus on editing our recipes and related instructional cooking content, shepherding them from the idea stage all the way to publication. You have excellent recipe testing skills and culinary knowledge, strong line editing skills and great communication skills. You are an expert on how recipes are developed and you are able to develop ideas independently, with minimal direction and oversight. You will also be able to work well on a highly collaborative team, manage their time, stay organized, pay very close attention to details, meet deadlines and work efficiently in our publishing system.

What you'll do:
  • Edit recipes and headnotes for accuracy, clarity, context and New York Times style.
  • Make assignments, and work directly with recipe developers, testers, reporters and fellow editors to produce outstanding recipes that work.
  • Adapt, test and troubleshoot recipes as needed.
  • Participate in brainstorming meetings, and generate ideas for recipes and related instructional content for a digital audience.
  • Produce, review, tag and publish recipes and related content in our CMS.
  • Train testers, recipe developers and editors in Times style and practices.
  • Help organize and keep track of recipes in AirTable and our CMS throughout the entire workflow.
  • Help run recipe coverage in partnership with senior editors.
  • Gather recipes into collections on NYT Cooking, and update those collections on an ongoing basis.

What you'll bring:
  • Minimum 8 years of experience as a recipe editor, preferably for a publication.
  • Experience working in a test kitchen is preferred.
  • Superb editorial judgment and attention to detail. You should be meticulous in your work. Copy-editing experience is a strong plus.
  • Strong digital skills and the ability to quickly learn the ins and outs of our CMS and other platforms.
  • Flexibility and willingness to pitch in when needed on various tasks to accomplish shared goals.
  • A commitment to the team and working in a collaborative environment.
  • A passion for cooking and the mission of The New York Times.

This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY


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