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Food Director

The Food Director is responsible for overseeing recipe and food content that brilliantly deliver Kitchn’s brand across all platforms to a broad national audience. She works closely with the Editor-in-Chief to develop brand tone and style in food, identifying core audience obligations for health and growth. This position directs the Kitchn Food Team (staff and freelancers) in the development and direction of food stories, recipes, and cooking lessons; it also advises our studio on the production of food video, branded content and other formats.

The Food Director works closely with the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor in planning content, producing up to 50 stories a week, monitoring traffic, and strategizing for growth and brand development. This position can be remote or based in our sunny NYC office. 



Food empowers Kitchn readers to feed themselves and their families at home. We nurture confidence from the grocery store all the way to dinner table (or couch!) with recipes that delight and solve problems, kitchen wisdom that fuels smart choices, and stories that capture the joy, satisfaction, and realities of how the next generation of Americans eats today.  



  • Work with Editor-in-Chief to plan and envision development of brand
  • Concept, package and write cooking stories, including recipe development
  • Concept, pitch, assign, edit and package smart, engaging cooking content and recipes from food staff and freelancers
  • Line edit all stories produced each week
  • Direct Kitchn Food Team, including full-time staff, part-time staff, and freelancers
  • Collaborate with Creative Services in responding to client needs and creative proposals
  • Collaborate with Product in developing reader and staff-facing tools for food content
  • Collaborate with Art Director and Video to plan, shoot and illustrate cooking content that delivers brilliantly on the visual brand
  • Oversee monthly editorial programs
  • Oversee traffic goals for food content and grow pageviews to goal, including strong focus on long-term SEO opportunities and growth
  • Manage team budget



  • Minimum of 4+ years experience in publishing with focus on food content
  • Digital experience ideal and highly prioritized
  • Deep experience in managing staff and freelancers
  • Skilled in concepting, acquiring, and packaging food content
  • Experience in editing recipes and service content for accuracy, service, and voice
  • Nutritional analysis experience a plus
  • Experience in web analytics: Google Analytics, Chartbeat,
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities, and adjust strategy and execution in face of new information.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Strong culinary background with broad food knowledge and grasp of cooking technique; culinary school a plus


  • A chance to work in our cheerful and sunny Soho office
  • In office snacks, quarterly happy hours, and fun health and wellness initiatives
  • Competitive base salary 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 401k and company Profit Share Plan 
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