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Tasting Table is a website and newsletter for culinary enthusiasts.

Photo Editor

Location: Tasting Table Headquarters in Soho, Manhattan, New York

TastingTable.com has an immediate opening for a full-time photo editor in our New York City office. The photo editor will work closely with the food editor and editorial director to produce and source high-quality photography for our website, email newsletter, social media outlets, branded content partners and DINE by Tasting Table app. This role requires both a strong proficiency in studio photography and Photoshop, as well as the ability to manage the photography department’s schedule and delegation of sourcing photos. It will simultaneously require both high-level creative problem solving alongside meticulous organization. A strong food photography portfolio and experience in media is a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Shooting and processing a high volume of photos for multiple departments
  • Managing the sourcing of art across platforms and properly identifying and implementing licensing and permission rules
  • Coordinating in-house shoot schedules and delegating tasks across the department
  • Managing a network of freelance photographers, stylists and illustrators, and scheduling shoots as needed
  • Generating new editorially minded ideas that keep our photography fresh and cutting edge
  • Producing special/branded content packages of the highest quality
  • Maintaining a knowledge of what’s happening in the food media, food photography and photography tech worlds
  • Organizing a database of props, surfaces and equipment, and sourcing new items regularly; must have an eye for color and texture, and a finger on the pulse of tabletop styling
  • Generating ideas to help improve and expand upon our processes and organization, and taking initiative to be constantly improving our department
  • Participating in editorial team meetings, brainstorms, tastings, etc.

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of food photography experience at a national publication or related experience
  • A portfolio that shows a breadth of style and ability; retouching examples a plus
  • Familiarity with the Tasting Table aesthetic and photo style
  • Expertise in studio lighting and strobes
  • Strong knowledge of Photoshop, including color correcting, retouching, graphics handling, cropping and file saving for web
  • Ability to learn and work quickly
  • Proficiency in graphic design and illustration a plus
  • Knowledge about food and drink across cuisines
  • Immaculate attention to detail
  • A rigid implementation of organization
  • Graceful under pressure while multitasking
  • Mac and web savvy; knowledge of current software, hardware and cameras
  • Fun, funny, easygoing but deadline driven and committed to delivering on time and beyond expectation
  • A love of eating, dining and good taste

To apply, please send your cover letter and résumé to photoeditor@tastingtable.com. If we feel you may be a fit, we will contact you for an interview. Please, no recruiters.


Senior Graphic Designer

Location: Tasting Table Headquarters in Soho, Manhattan, New York

Tasting Table has an immediate opening for an experienced graphic designer to work in our New York office. This role is responsible for delivering innovative, original and creative visual solutions for TT Editorial, Content Studio, Marketing/Sales and Brand Experiences teams. This is a role for a designer who wants to create best-in-class art across a wide variety of mediums and projects and works well under tight deadlines. The ideal candidate will understand TT's premium brand vision, be an expert in digital and mobile-centric design and continually come up with new ways to improve our creative.

Responsibilities:

  • Create lush, original and best-in-class visual solutions across all of Tasting Table's departments
  • Concept, design and execute infographics, illustrations, video art, co-branded landing pages, storyboards, custom suites of ad units, new article templates, typography treatments, event collateral, visual displays, etc.
  • Collaborate with Editorial, Marketing, Content Studio, Product, Brand Experiences and Audience Development teams to create art that reflects the desired aesthetic, specs and requirements of the projects
  • Quickly turn around multiple daily and weekly assignments in order to meet deadlines
  • Establish and apply art direction on all aspects of execution and lead creative discussions
  • Ensure all design is mobile compatible
  • Translate marketing objectives and brand strategies into on-brand creative execution
  • Research new design ideas and trends
  • Source stock photography and retouch images

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of graphic design experience with an established digital company
    • Understanding of UX/UI design experience is a must to ensure seamless asset handoff to the technology team
  • Expertise in identity, typography, layout, illustration and mobile design
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating creative executions across social, web, mobile, email and print.
  • Deep knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Products (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc) and Keynote experience is a plus.
  • Strong multi-tasking and attention to detail
  • Ability to convey ideas and solutions both verbally and visually
  • Strong attention to detail and creative vision, but open to new opportunities to evolve the brand
  • Ability to work quickly and under pressure without sacrificing quality
  • A deep understanding of and curiosity for digital design trends
  • Visually creative with an eye for design; Photoshop experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability work as a team player and manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to time manage and prioritize items for all members of the creative team
    • Deadline driven and able to create and streamline processes to execute design projects in a resourceful manner

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to graphicdesigner@tastingtable.com. If we think that you may be a fit, we will contact you for an interview. Please no recruiters.


Digital Ad Operations Trafficking Specialist

Location: Tasting Table Headquarters in Soho, Manhattan, New York 

Tasting Table has an immediate opening for a full-time Digital Ad Operations Trafficking Specialist in our New York City office. The Ad Operations Specialist will be responsible for managing the trafficking of online (website, mobile app, email) advertising campaigns for Tasting Table by monitoring campaign delivery from beginning to end, optimizing for viewability and engagement as needed, utilizing reporting tools/systems to pull and analyze performance data, checking and managing web inventory availability, maintaining and trafficking all creative, click trackers and tags.

The role will be expected to work closely with the Content Studio team and various other stakeholders (Sales, Editorial, Tech and Clients) to optimize progress of all revenue generating campaigns and provide insights / analysis to make key strategic decisions ensuring all stakeholders’ needs are met.

Roles / Responsibilities:

  • Launching and managing the trafficking of ads across different systems (email, web, mobile) in a timely and accurate manner
  • Working with Operations Associates / Manager on the delivery (including viewability) across all campaigns and platforms on a weekly, monthly basis
  • Providing optimization plans and recommendations that support client’s KPIs and custom content goals
  • Communicating ad specifications (IAB standard) to advertisers / agencies and the internal Sales team
  • Troubleshooting any ad creative and tag issues that affect tracking, implementation, or reporting

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 1-2+ years of experience with DFP (Premium), as well as experience with other 3rd party ad serving systems including Moat, Atlas, DFA, Sizmek, Pointroll, etc.
  • Strong analytical/quantitative skills; Advanced Excel skills, a plus
  • Strong communication skills; able to clearly explain findings in a understandable way
  • Strong math skills; able to create projections/estimates on historical data
  • Working knowledge of HTML
  • Comfortable juggling multiple tasks; ability to prioritize responsibilities; excellent time management
  • Strong attention to detail (OCD-like tendencies to recheck your work twice before submitting)
  • Proactively investigate and troubleshoot issues (delivery discrepancies, billing disputes, technical issues, etc.) as they arise and communicate solutions to clients, agencies, third-party platforms and/or internal parties
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative team environment, thrives in an extremely fast-paced, deadline oriented environment

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to adopsjob@tastingtable.com. If we think that you may be a fit, we will contact you for an interivew. Please, no recruiters. 


Business Development Account Manager

Location: Tasting Table Headquarters in Soho, Manhattan, New York

Tasting Table is looking for a superstar account manager to join our growing advertising sales team. Our new teammate should be a self-motivated, outgoing, proven go-getter with a strong understanding of digital advertising. Must have a proven track record of client and agency outreach/meetings resulting in the sale of integrated marketing programs.

 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience selling integrated programs (more than just banners) with proven success
  • Experience working with New York automotive, fashion/beauty, and finance clients a plus
  • Motivated & smart with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent communicator – great writer & presenter
  • Creative & strategic self-starter with the ability to connect with difficult-to-reach clients and build unique partnership ideas for them
  • Bachelor's degree

 

Responsibilities:

  • Prospect, negotiate and secure media partnerships with agencies and clients
  • Achieve monthly sales goals and maximize all revenue and growth opportunities for Tasting Table
  • Foster client relationships and be respected, visible and relevant to designated account list
  • Work with the marketing team to create advertisers solutions/advertising proposals, partnership programs, for clients and agencies
  • Participate in regular sales meetings and provide on-going reporting and feedback to sales management.
  • Participate in industry associations and trade groups

 

Compensation: Salary + commission + benefits

To apply, send cover letter, resume & salary requirements to accountmanager@tastingtable.com. Applicants without salary requirements will not be considered. Please, no recruiters. 


Digital Analytics Lead

Location: Tasting Table Headquarters in SoHo, Manhattan, New York

Tasting Table is looking for an energetic new team member to work in our Product Department at our New York City headquarters. The company is laser focused on audience growth and is seeking a data-driven individual to draw actionable insights from web analytics (desktop, mobile, email, social, search) to optimize our online product & content strategy. A strong knowledge of Google Analytics and Excel is mandatory. This role is tasked with helping the company make smart, fast decisions to optimize potential for growth. Understanding of business goals for interpretation & communication of recommendations is key.

The position will work very closely with the following departments: audience development, editorial, marketing, product (including the DINE iOS app) and operations. Data, communication, passion and drive are key characteristics that will help the individual thrive in this environment.

This position requires obsessive attention to detail, excellent research ability and a positive, go-getter attitude. Motivation, resourcefulness and enthusiasm are musts: All of the projects are time-sensitive, so organization and time-management skills are essential to maintain efficiency. You will be working with engineers, therefore logic always prevails.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish & maintain clear, insightful reporting on the KPIs for Tasting Table as a whole, and individual departments.
  • Draw actionable insights from data in Google Analytics, Parsely, Lotame and other products to iterate and improve performance of all strategies and campaigns. Provide timely insight into the content mix performing in each channel; and work quickly to optimize that.
  • Hypothesize, structure and execute growth initiatives across platforms. Work with Audience Development for optimizing content syndication.
  • Establish efficiencies in reporting templates that enable you to quickly provide on-the-fly stats and reports as needed.
  • Work closely with the product & tech teams to ensure the site is tagged for accurate and meaningful analytics. Ensure the same for all future product developments.
  • Assist the channel marketers (Email & Social) with insight requests as required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • The ideal candidate will have 2+ years experience in analysis for data-driven content and/or product strategies for a B2C media brand.
  • Understand and have executed campaigns utilizing critical paths, conversion events, segmentation types, referring channels, marketing campaigns, and specific attribute correlations.
  • Share results from tested hypothesis to provide recommendations for improving specific sales/marketing campaigns, or platform KPIs across the Tasting Table brand.
  • Strong communication skills: able to clearly explain findings in a understandable way.
  • Experience with Lotame, Parsely, and DFP preferred. Javascript knowledge is also preferred.
  • Provide analysis to gain insights into user behavior, propose ideas to test hypothesis which will enhance user experience or drive incremental revenue, and provide deep dive/root cause analysis on testing results.
  • Highly organized & detail oriented.
  • Deep understanding of industry trends in both editorial and mobile.
  • Energetic, personable and good-humored
  • Impeccable taste and the ability to know a great idea when you see it
  • Ability to work as a team player and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • A self-starter mentality with a solid sense of judgment

This position includes a competitive salary, two weeks vacation, health and dental insurance, 401(k) program, stocked Stella Artois (TM) office fridge, etc.

To apply, please email your resume AND Cover Letter to webanalyst@tastingtable.com.

If we think you may be a fit, we will contact you for an interview. Please, no recruiters.


Content Studio Editor

Location: Tasting Table Headquarters in Soho, Manhattan, New York

Tasting Table has an immediate opening for an experienced editor/writer to work out of our New York City office. The Content Studio Editor will be responsible for creating engaging, premium, editorially driven emails, features, content packages and videos that align with clients' marketing objectives. The role works in tandem with our Senior Content Producer and involves collaboration with our editorial, video, marketing, operations and sales departments. The editor should have a clear understanding of the Tasting Table editorial voice and have extensive food and lifestyle writing and editing experience at a major publication.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce and manage the creative process for all partner content campaigns, including brainstorming, researching, writing and/or assigning advertorial/dedicated emails, top editing, managing client revisions and analyzing performance metrics for optimization.
  • Pitch, vet and write original, high-engagement, on-brand partner content (including video concepts, scripts, hubs, social copy, articles, infographics and slideshows) that is consistent with the Tasting Table style and sensibility.
  • Repackage Tasting Table archived content into dynamic, clickable features with native brand placements.
  • Ensure we're meeting client expectations and execution deadlines.
  • Follow industry trends in both editorial and branded content.
  • Participate in content studio and editorial team meetings, brainstorms, etc. as required.
  • Manage and recruit a network of contacts, freelancers, publicists, tipsters and industry friends who help to create intriguing content and keep you abreast of the coolest, newest happenings in the food-and-drink space.

 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in digital media at a food and/or lifestyle publication.
  • Proven experience producing a high volume of food and/or lifestyle related content.
  • Intelligent, agile writer who can write witty headlines and copy.
  • Creative content packaging skills.
  • Familiarity/experience with integrated/branded content is preferred, but not required.
  • High taste level and ability to know a great idea when you see it.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Graceful under pressure and able to juggle numerous projects at once.
  • Excited about digital content trends and the latest content marketing techniques.
  • Mac savvy, a basic knowledge of Google Analytics, SEO best practices and traffic-driving know-how.
  • Deadline driven and committed to delivering on time and beyond expectation.

 

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to contentstudioeditor@tastingtable.com. If we think that you may be a fit, we will contact you for an interview. Please no recruiters. 


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