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Content Editor

Company: Ooni
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

At Ooni, we want to help everybody experience the joy of making great pizza, and we're looking for a Pizza Blog Editor to help us realize our dream.
A Little About OoniWe're hot. Very hot. Specifically, 500---. The perfect temperature to cook world-class pizza in 60 seconds, a mark all Ooni ovens can achieve in around 15 minutes. When we launched in 2012, we created a category by offering a small, fast, and accessible wood-fired pizza oven that gave ordinary people the critical tool to make great pizza at home.
Now we're on fire. Exponential growth, global distribution, an ever-expanding product portfolio well beyond ovens, and a growing community of Ooni-lovers around the world who sing our praises and treat their friends and family to epic pizza. We're at that perfect stage of growth, where we're still small enough for you to make a major difference while big enough to have the resources to do amazing things.
A Little About the JobWe're seeking an established food writer and recipe editor who can assign, edit, write and liaise content for our ongoing blog efforts. You will work closely with our Content Manager and French and German Content Manager to plan and meet weekly deadlines for our annual content calendar, editing articles, recipes and social media posts written in-house by the Content Team and commissioned from freelance writers before passing them along to the Copy, Production, and Social teams for a final line edit, proof-read and publication.
Expect an exciting role that will see you work as part of our Content team, leading the development and optimisation of content that engages pizza-makers of all skill levels around the world and helps build our brand authority.
In an ideal world, you'd have an extensive background in pizza-making and writing and editing pizza and pizza-related content, but a strong culinary background and a passion for pizza, and an interest in learning and teaching yourself about it qualifies you too.
A Little More About the Job (the details):It is essential that you:

  • Have experience editing and writing recipes and recipe headnotes according to best practices (ingredient order matches methodology order)
  • Have a background writing and editing recipes for cookbooks, print, or online publications, ideally with experience optimizing content for online publication and search
  • Have a well-rounded knowledge of ingredients, cooking methods, techniques, and a variety of diet types
  • Have a curiosity about global culinary and pizza traditions
  • Know how to contextualize culinary traditions and techniques in a way that makes recipes accessible to neophytes and still interesting to more experienced cooks
  • Are interested and willing to guide writers and freelance cooks on assignments (or edit their work) in a way that establishes recipes as the authoritative approach to the subject
  • Are familiar with Google Apps and are tech-savvy enough to learn additional software programs as they arise
  • Are a team player with strong communication skills
  • Demonstrate excellent writing skills
  • Are attentive to detail
  • Are passionate about food and cooking and want to work with a rapidly growing startup
  • Love pizza (like, really love it)
    • Undergraduate or graduate degree
    • At least three years of professional food and recipe writing experience (this is essential)
    • One of the following: culinary school, professional restaurant experience, recipe editor, cookbook writer/editor
      Responsibilities include:
      • Writing, proof-reading, and editing recipes and blog posts, including headnotes (150- to 300-word minimum) and longer-form pieces 500 to 800 words
      • Helping to manage the content calendar
      • Ideating content around regional and global holidays and events
      • Coordinating posts with our Content Managers (US & France and Germany), Culinary Advisors, Regional Brand Managers, Social Video Manager, freelancers, and Copy team
      • Researching and assigning authority-building and fun contributors and content ideas
      • Spearheading long-term initiatives (e-books and product launch-oriented efforts)
        The Company:
        • Go to YouTube and search "We are Ooni." That wee video pretty much says it all
          The quick version:
          • We make epic pizza ovens that cook awesome pizza in 60 seconds and start from only $349
          • We're now up to 280+ in the whole team. This was 100 this time last year and only 50 the year before that. And they are all AWESOME - our culture is core to our whole reason for being.
          • These are our values: Passion, Rigor, Innovation, Ambition and Kindness. We really do live by them and demand them in everything we do. It ain't just corporate mumbo jumbo to us. See how they're capitalized to show how important they are?
            • $620 every year to spend on your passion - whatever that may be.
            • Great pizza every single day if you want it. Yep. Every single day. And we'll teach you to become a pizza pro
            • Pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, weekly yoga classes. (NamastYAY!)
            • 35 days paid holiday per year
            • $1200 to spend on Ooni products each year, plus 50% discount on any other Ooni stuff
            • 5 weeks paid sabbatical (added onto your usual holidays) once you've been with us for 5 years
            • Employee Assistance Program - our people are at the heart of everything we do, so if you're happy, we're happy.
            • Raising money for charity - we're all about giving back--- and having lots of fun in the process!
              To know more, have a look at our website. Read a bit about our values and products and just have a wee Google. If you like what you see, apply online with your CV and a cover letter to tell us why you want to come on board. We really like nice letters - especially ones that are personalised just for us!
              Closing Date: Friday 3rd June
              Having a fantastic culture is really important to all of us at Ooni. We work hard to make it diverse and inclusive and want everyone to have access to the same opportunities. If you would like this advert in a different format or need an alternative method of applying, please let us know. You can email us at

Keywords: Ooni, Austin , Content Editor, Advertising , Austin, Texas

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