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Senior Editor, Books

Department: Editorial - Books
Location: Boston, MA

America’s Test Kitchen is seeking a talented Senior Editor to join a team of passionate cooks, editors, and designers. This person will manage development of a variety of cookbook projects created in collaboration with the kitchen team and other authors, as well as books repurposed from the test kitchen’s archives. If you’re a top-notch, detail-oriented editor; an engaging writer; and have a strong knowledge of (and passion for) food and cooking, this job may be for you.

In this role, you will help to establish a vision and direction for your books, assemble and edit the manuscript, and oversee the production of the book from start to finish, working closely with the editorial director, food editors or authors, and designers. The Senior Editor must be an advocate for the home cook, ensuring that the recipes are practical and clear and fulfill the vision for the book.


  • Develop a proposal and establish an editorial vision for each of your projects, working closely with the Editorial Director and Executive Food Editor.
  • Assemble a manuscript from a mix of new and existing material, editing to ensure material conforms to the book’s vision as well as for overall style and consistency, and writing new copy as needed.
  • Work closely with the test cooks developing recipes to track progress and understand the recipe details and attend recipe tastings. Review recipes and edit their accompanying narrative, going back to food editors with questions on anything that is not clear.
  • Plan out and create accompanying material such as a thorough introductory chapter as well as sidebars and captions as needed.
  • Collaborate closely with the design team for your books, proposing ideas for covers and communicating a workable vision for an interior design. Put together an art program and work with the photo team to ensure photo direction is conveyed well in advance. Oversee and track all photo and illustration work.
  • Manage the production stage of the book, ensuring all the moving parts come together on schedule and on budget, and building in appropriate time for review by multiple parties, working closely with the design and production teams to maintain effective communication. Work directly with the freelance copyeditor, proofreader, and indexer, reviewing their queries and changes and ensuring all deletions or additions are made correctly.
  • Prepare sales-related materials including TI sheets, cover copy, launch presentations, and web copy.

Education and Experience:

  • 5-plus years of experience in cookbook publishing or comparable editorial experience.
  • A strong and practical knowledge of cooking, food history, and science.
  • Excellent editorial and writing skills and the ability to mentor others working on a book so that their editorial work meets the necessary standards.
  • The ability to collaborate and work with a diverse group of talent in multiple departments.
  • Equal parts creativity and an obsession for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to work way ahead so that all the moving parts of a book are completed on time.
  • The ability to work effectively using collaborative software tools such as Google docs, sheets, and slides; K4/InCopy; and Wrike.

This position is located in our Boston, MA office in the Seaport district. Our organization is currently following a hybrid work schedule of 3 days in the office per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) and 2 days remote per week. This schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the business.

About America’s Test Kitchen

The mission of America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) is to empower and inspire confidence, community, and creativity in the kitchen. Founded in 1992, the company is the leading multimedia cooking resource serving millions of fans with TV shows (America’s Test Kitchen, Cook's Country, and America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation), magazines (Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country), cookbooks, a podcast (Proof), FAST channels, short-form video series, and the ATK All-Access subscription for digital content. Based in a state-of-the-art 15,000-square-foot test kitchen in Boston’s Seaport District, ATK has earned the trust of home cooks and culinary experts alike thanks to its one-of-a-kind processes and best-in-class techniques. Fifty full-time (admittedly very meticulous) test cooks, editors, and product testers spend their days tweaking every variable to find the very best recipes, equipment, ingredients, and techniques. Learn more at

Why America’s Test Kitchen:

We're passionate about cooking, and about creating the best place to work. We're small enough for your ideas to make a big impact, and large enough to offer you opportunities to grow professionally at any stage of your career. We want you to take risks and make mistakes — that's how innovation happens in our test kitchen, in our offices, and life.

We at America’s Test Kitchen believe food media can be a powerful force for social change. We are passionate about building an inclusive workforce that represents many different cultures, backgrounds, abilities, identities, and perspectives.

We welcome your application.

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