Hi! I’m Talia Koren, the founder of Workweek Lunch, and I’m looking for a creative, diverse, detail-oriented, social media-savvy home cook to join the team as a recipe developer and social media contributor.
This role is ideal for an organized home cook who wants to help busy people all over the world get organized with food to get more out of life!
In this role, you will support recipe testing, creation and food photography/videography for our subscription service, The Workweek Lunch Meal Prep Program, which currently has thousands of members who look forward to getting new made-for-meal-prep recipes from us every week. You will also share your recipes on The WWL social media accounts which reach a community of over half a million meal preppers.
About Workweek Lunch:
WWL is an online meal plan subscription, cookbook and food blog dedicated to helping people all over the world meal prep to save time, money and eat more homecooked meals in a diet-neutral way. We do not help people lose weight.
I started WWL in 2016 as a food blog and Instagram account and launched the subscription in 2018. The subscription includes weekly meal plans, tested meal prep recipes, a meal planning tool and access to a private community.
It’s the only meal plan subscription that aligns with Intuitive Eating and is not made for weight loss, calorie counting or food restriction, which is one of the main reasons people come to us over our competitors. WWL has been featured in the New York Times, Women’s Health, Buzzfeed, The Kitchn, NBC Better, Prevention and more.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to read more about our company culture and mission.
WWL has big plans to scale up in 2022 and the years to come. We’re constantly improving our subscription and developing new products to help our customers and readers improve as home cooks.
- Summary of the Recipe Developer & Social Media Contributor
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- Our Culture & Mission
SUMMARY OF THE RECIPE DEVELOPER & SOCIAL MEDIA CONTRIBUTOR
Please note that we will provide photography equipment such as tripods and backdrops for you to create social media content, and we will train you on everything except the actual cooking!
- Part-time, contract position – expect to work 20 hours/week from home with flexible hours (you set your own schedule).
- This position is remote.
- You must be based in the US.
- You’ll be working on 2-3 recipes per week to be shared in the WWL Meal Prep Program and on our social media accounts.
- You will be working with the WWL Recipe Team!
- Primary responsibilities will include cooking and testing your own pre-approved ideas, writing recipes, as well as writing helpful tips for our readers.
- The secondary responsibility is editing your photos and videos to share on our social media accounts.
- You will be cooking omnivore, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free meals. This role will be easiest for someone who eats mostly everything!
Here’s a more in-depth breakdown of what you’ll be working on to start.
Note that we will have remote training sessions for all of the below whether you’re an experienced recipe developer or not.
Please read everything below carefully before applying! Hint, hint, this job is all about details.
Supporting Our Recipe Development & Writing Process
- Test 2-3 recipes per week for upcoming meals in the WWL Program. We brainstorm meal prep recipe ideas together.
- During the test process, you will be filming what you cook to edit and share on social media.
- Communicate directly with our team about the status of each recipe via Asana
- Write recipes as well as helpful tips for our members
- You will solely be working on meal prep recipes, we don’t do desserts, sides, appetizers, cocktails etc.
- Photograph finished recipes (we’ll teach you and provide some equipment, including a backdrop to maintain consistency in the look and feel of our photos)
- Edit photos (we will provide editing software and can teach you)
Social Media Contributing & Community
- You have direct access to the WWL social media accounts to upload cooking videos and content based on recipes we’re creating for the WWL Program
- Edit food videos throughout the week for social media (IG, TikTok)
- Write captions as needed for these posts.
- Answer questions in our private FB group
- Pitch and brainstorm recipe ideas with the WWL team
- Research potential recipe ideas for the WWL Program
- Study feedback from customers on past recipes to inform new recipe ideas
Communication & Expectations For Deadlines
- You’ll communicate with the team via Slack
- We use a website called Asana to track the progress of our content, including recipes.
- Two meetings per week with the team (virtual, Zoom)
- We provide plenty of flexibility for recipe deadlines depending on the production, but try to have enough recipes in production to be 3-4 weeks ahead.
THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THIS ROLE WILL…
- Have a diverse food background, love all kinds of foods and regularly loves to try new techniques, cuisines, dishes and ingredients
- Have strong cooking skills. Meaning, you can confidently and calmly cook most of Thanksgiving dinner by yourself.
- Loves social media and is EXCITED to reach many home cooks all over the world with their recipes
- Be able to work part-time M-F (no weekend work).
- Be meticulous and detail-oriented
- Have a full kitchen with all standard equipment (oven, stove, fridge, counter space, cooking utensils and tools, a dishwasher)
- Be open to learning our process and open to cooking meals that you may not have chosen yourself (we cook according to the needs of the WWL Program)
- Love writing. This role requires a lot of writing!
- Be familiar with the concept of meal prep
- Love to pick up new cooking skills frequently
- Not be afraid of failing in the kitchen
- Get fully on board with the mission behind Workweek Lunch
- Listen openly to feedback on their work and strive to implement it
- Use Google and resources available when they get stuck
- Be honest, curious, intentional, open, positive and trustworthy with strong personal integrity
- Demonstrate follow-through on all tasks and projects (I am not a micromanager)
- Have a can-do/get-it-done attitude
- Be ready to learn a lot and ask a ton of questions along the way!
- $2,350/mo plus we cover the cost of groceries for recipe development
- This is a part-time, contractor role.
- About 20 hours/week, flexible hours (you set your own hours within 9am – 6pm, Monday-Friday only)
- No health/retirement benefits
- 4 weeks vacation + bank holidays
- US applicants only
Please read everything above carefully before applying, thanks!
I recommend doing this application on desktop. Keep in mind there are 2 video answers required for this application. It will take you around 30 minutes to complete.
Please do not email us your resume or DM us on Instagram about this application. We do not read resumes. Thanks!
Workweek Lunch is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Workweek Lunch does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
OUR CULTURE & MISSION
The mission behind Workweek Lunch is to help people create their own systems around food that allow them to live a more full life. It’s easy to feel bogged down by worrying about every meal. Our content and services help busy folks with meal planning, recipe searching, grocery list making, food budgeting and learning how to streamline the cooking process so they can spend less time in the kitchen and more time doing what’s important to them.
We currently have a small entirely remote team of three full-time employees (including me) and a handful of contractors based all over the country. Everyone on our team is friendly, inclusive and we’re all self-starters. We’re passionate about serving our community and customers, learning more about the ins and outs of our industry and having fun while working, of course!
At WWL, we work hard and we get it all done, but it’s important to us that work is never a source of stress. We’re making meal plans, not saving lives. We value our work and having a life outside it, which is parallel to our philosophy around meal prep and food.