Hot Job: Food Network Recipe Developer

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The position: Recipe developer for the Food Network

Location: New York City

Job duties: You would write clean recipes in the Food Network brand style, compile shopping lists for testing and evaluate recipes for taste and consumer/brand suitability. You would also supervise and train interns and freelance recipe testers.

The company: Food Network is owned by Scripps Networks (Stock Quote: SNI), a major developer of content for television and the Internet. Its properties also include HGTV, the DIY Network and the country music channel Great American Country. Scripps' list of "core values" includes humor, compassion and work/life balance. Based in Knoxville, Tenn., the company also has locations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Nashville and San Francisco.

Requirements: Must have a culinary degree or equivalent experience, plus two years restaurant or catering experience, along with recipe development and test kitchen experience. Must be able to write, prepare and evaluate recipes. Budgeting skills are also important, and candidate must be meticulous about record-keeping when it comes to recipes and expenses. Applicants will be required to demonstrate knowledge of baking fundamentals, and should be familiar with a wide range of culinary styles, including French, Italian, Asian and Mexican cuisines. Digital photography and computer skills are also essential.

Extra perks: In addition to the standard array of benefits like medical coverage and 401(k), the company also offers tuition assistance, adoption assistance and flexible summer hours. They also have a liberal/flexible paid time off system that allows employees to use their days off as they want. Some employees regularly take three-day weekends. Oh, and there's also the possibility of rubbing elbows with some of your favorite stars from Food Network and the other channels.

Other opportunities: The company says it usually has an average of 60 to 85 openings at any given time, in a variety of departments ranging from production to marketing. They also have plenty of opportunities for summer interns in several cities.

How to apply: Visit the online job listing.

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