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A Day In the Life - and We're Hiring!

Skillful Cook is Hiring! Digital Content Producer.

Hey guys! I have some exciting news for this cloudy, cold, want-to-go-on-a-tropical-vacation Friday in March - WE'RE HIRING AGAIN!

Maybe you walked in to work this morning and are currently sitting at your desk feeling a little less than sparkly about your job situation. Or maybe you are in between jobs, or just about to graduate, and you're trying to figure out what comes next. Or maybe you weren't even looking for a change but you're reading this and all of a sudden entertaining the idea of making an energizing switch to a more creative role and it all kind of gives you the excited butterflies.

Right?! I have excited butterflies, too.

The full details about the position that we're calling the Digital Content Producer are listed out at the end of this post, so bop on down there to get the full scoop — but before jumping right into that, I thought might be helpful to give you a picture (umm literally) of what a typical work day can look like for our little team of Jenna and me.

8:00am - Jenna

starting the day at a coffee shop with website and design-related work

Coffee cup and laptop in a cafe.

9:00am - Lindsay

starting the day at home with email and messaging with Jenna and Bjork on Slack

Woman working on a laptop.

10:00am - Jenna

working on email and comments from the studio

Studio space.

11:00am - Lindsay

getting groceries for the recipe shoot

Target grocery cart.

12:00pm - Jenna

heading out into the North Loop of Minneapolis to grab lunch

Brick building.

1:00pm - Lindsay

requesting all hands on deck for a cute snack photo

Three jars of fruit.

2:00pm - Jenna

unpacking and setting up a shipment of studio decor

Boxes stacked on each other.

3:00pm - Lindsay

cooking and photographing and eating eating eating

Egg sandwich on a plate.

4:00pm - Jenna

setting up the studio office for the new hire ♡

Chalk Board In An Office.5:00pm - Lindsay

very important meeting with Sage

Dog laying in a dog bed.

And then we go home and relax and come back to do it all again the next day.

Obviously there is lots of stuff in between including but not limited to lots of cooking and eating, deciding how to set up the studio (!!), and “meeting” aka eating donut holes and coffee while Sage sleeps next to us in her heated dog bed, but this is just a small-portion peek inside what our day-to-day looks like here.

To say that Jenna, Sage, and I are excited about the possibility of adding someone to our little studio office environment is an understatement!

I've listed out the job description and application requirements below, so if this job sounds like it could be for you — PLEASE APPLY!

And if it sounds like it could be right for someone you know, we would so appreciate it if you would spread the word. It's super important for us not only to hire someone who is qualified for the job tasks, but someone who is a good fit with our team and our brand. And you all - you Skillful Cook readers - are our best asset for finding the just-right person because you KNOW people.

Feel free to shoot any questions about the position or the application process to Jenna at [email protected].

Job Description

Position Title: Digital Content Producer (we're already affectionately referring to you as DCP, just so you're ready for that)

Primary Job Description: To produce engaging recipe and tutorial videos, and social media content

Secondary Job Description: To lead and assist other creative and administrative tasks as needed

Hours: Starting at 30 hours/week, primarily daytime business hours

Compensation: Dependent on the qualifications of the applicant

Starting Date: April 2016

Location: Minneapolis, MN // Candidate must be local to Minneapolis/St. Paul since the video recording will take place in our studio in the North Loop.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Video storyboarding and planning
  • Video / recipe prep
  • Video recording
  • Video editing
  • Content development
  • Content strategy
  • Copywriting
  • Post scheduling
  • Communicating with a team

Looking for a Person Who Is:

  • Experienced with basic video production and editing technology
  • Interested in learning more about video production and editing
  • Able to work creatively within project constraints and directives
  • Able to take initiative on projects without direct supervision
  • A confident and enthusiastic cook
  • Knowledgeable about social media and interested in social media strategy
  • Able to get work done quickly
  • Fun to be around

To Apply:

  1. Produce a 2 minute or less video of your favorite Skillful Cook recipe. Upload the video to YouTube as a private video and share it with us.
  2. Send your resume and desired hourly rate to [email protected] and include another link to your video, just to make sure we got it.

The videos will be evaluated on their creativity, style, and alignment with the Skillful Cook brand. They will not be evaluated on the equipment used.

Video experience is highly desired, but we are open to the possibility that the right person may still be learning video and production. The most important thing to us is finding someone who fits well with our team and can produce content that is in line with our style.

The application deadline is Sunday, March 27th at 11:59pm CST.

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    UGH so mad that I don’t live closer – working with you sounds and looks like it would be a lot of fun. And work’s a lot easier when you’r’e having fun. Can’t wait to see who you add to the team!

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    What a cute workplace! Your day looks so much fun–very productive and full of action too! I love that you’ve made your passion into a career so it’s more part of your life than anything!

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    Ok… I have to ask a very important question. How, with all that cooking and eating, eating, eating, do you manage to stay so slim? I mean, come on, you must have some sort of magic potion!!! Spill the beans. I gotta know. LOL


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    Hi! Can you tell me where you found the white studio desk? I’ve been looking for something like that for my home office. Thanks!

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    Yay! This is so exciting, congratulations to you and your team!

    And whew, that sounds like a busy, but totally fun day. Best of luck with the search!

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    Hi, Just want to say what a highly clever job ad you came up with.! I know you will find just the right person.

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    If I lived closer, I would definitely be interested I working with you. Your site is my go to blog every week for ideas, and I haven’t been let down yet! You should make a cookbook 🙂

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    We are wondering if we could use a recipe in our newsletter to patients. We also put every newsletter on the website. Pomegranate, Kale, and Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts and Feta Recipe and Pictures is the one we are looking at. We could provide a link back to your site and would mention you too. Please advise. Thanks, Jen

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    Thank you for the informative post! You guys are truly inspiring. Wish I could help you out – let me know if there’s ever a way to join the team from the Bay Area in nor Cal!

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    I would so apply if I lived in the Twin Cities! I’m in the Chicago area 🙁 If there ends up being an opportunity for telecommuting, I’d jump on it! Oh, and I named my daughter Sage! Just sayin’

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    Super bummed that you guys are looking for someone local *tear* this looked like an amazing opportunity, but I’m way over here in Idaho!!