: Associate Art Director

Americas Test Kitchen is seeking a designer to be an integral part of our collaborative book design team. ATK is a real 15,000 square foot test kitchen located in Bostons Seaport. In addition to our ever expanding cookbook production, we have two TV shows, an online cooking school, and publish recipes, equipment ratings, taste test results and kitchen tips across our multiple magazines and websites.

This position will focus on the execution of design and layout for book projects. The ideal candidate will have a familiarity with food content, book layout and design experience, and photography art direction experience.

This is a full-time, position. With current COVID restrictions, the position would be remote. This role is ideal for an individual with at least 5 years of design experience in a publishing environment. A passion for working on cookbooks and an interest in cooking is a plus.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

We juggle many overlapping projects here at ATK, so the candidate must able to work within deadlines, prioritize, and have strong time management skills. They must have the ability to work in an environment where content creation and layout happen simultaneously, and final designs are reached through an iterative process.

We are looking for a creative eye to come up with cover and interior designs that are innovative, on trend, and capture the essence of a wide variety of books, many of which are high concept. Willingness to be flexible and iterate on original designs after feedback from our Design Director, Editorial Director, and sales leadership team.

Must be able to design with complex content components that teach and demonstrate to readers both complex actions and concepts.

Must be able to work closely with editorial team to understand project requirements and develop creative strategy.

Must enjoy and succeed at collaboration as the job requires interaction with editorial, photography, production, and kitchen teams.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong design portfolio

  • Excellent, refined typography skills

  • Proficiency using Macintosh OS, Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign

  • Ability to collaboratively as part of a team while also being able to complete tasks independently

  • Willingness and ability to create multiple design solutions for presenting specific information

  • Critical thinking skillsable to analyze copy and create intelligent layouts

  • Deadline orientedable to balance multiple deadlines and project priorities

  • Cookbook experience and/or a passion for cooking a significant plus

  • Experience with kids content is a significant plus

EXPERIENCE:

  • 5 years experience in graphic design with an emphasis on books and new layout designs for information-rich content

  • Portfolio should demonstrate relevant project experience, including publications, within branded contexts.

Full-time