Content Manager

Full time

Campus

Los Angeles

Job Description

From top chefs and restaurants to the art and creativity of cooking, do you have an interest in the world of food? Do you enjoy immersing yourself in all facets of the culinary world? Are you passionate about journalism with a proven track record of writing eye-catching headlines and content for a major publication?

The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is looking for a full-time Content Manager to oversee the development and execution of engaging written content for our website, blog, email and digital channels. You’ll develop editorial and promotional copy, and choose topics from among the thousands of events and happenings at ICE each year. Your work will attract and engage ICE’s unique audience, after which you’ll strategize and optimize with the marketing, social media and public relations teams.

Candidates must have a proven track record of success in food writing and journalism. They must be self-motivated, organized, process-driven and have a sharp attention to detail. Personally and professionally, the ideal candidate is actively immersed in the food industry, and has a constant eye on news and trends in the world of chefs and restaurants as well as content marketing. The candidate should be a leader who can work closely with ICE’s marketing team to facilitate brand messaging for both traditional and digital/social media outlets—telling the hundreds of “stories” that ICE has to offer each year. This position reports to the Content Director.

The Content Manager will report to the Content Director and work with the marketing department in an environment that supports and rewards creativity, performance, professional development and team involvement. We also have fun — and eat great food — in the process!

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Brainstorm and edit stories, managing a small roster of writers and editors, and ensuring consistent brand voice and quality content across all platforms.
  • Serve as staff writer for ICE website and blog, covering special guests at ICE, alumni interviews, food industry trends, external industry events and ICE’s contribution to the food world.
  • Keep website up to date with program descriptions, class start times, tuition information and event details, and ensure all pages are optimized for SEO.
  • Act as a liaison within departments for blog content and website maintenance. 
  • Oversee weekly newsletter production and editing weekly student, alumni and promotional emails. 

Experience & Educational Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of editorial and content experience with a demonstrated track record of success for reputable publications or relevant businesses.
  • Experience writing in a variety of “voices” and platforms—from editorial to social to direct sales, advertorial and website optimization.
  • Knowledge of various Content Management Systems (CMS) and social media platforms a must. Fast-adopter on learning new systems.
  • Understanding of writing for SEO and syndication a strong plus.
  • Understanding of Google Analytics and blog/website performance metrics.
  • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience, job knowledge and success.
  • Demonstrated interest in and passion for promoting the world of food, chefs and restaurants, and marketing in general.

To Apply

Email alewis@ice.edu the following three items with the subject: Content Manager.

  • Your resume.
  • A portfolio of recent published work that demonstrates tangible results in the food industry.
  • Salary requirements.

Please do not apply directly through the job boards, we’d like you to apply directly.

Only applicants that meet the position’s requirements and provide the three above items will be considered.

Please do not submit your resume if you do not live in commutable distance to the NYC area.

During onboarding, this position is full-time in the office. After six months, hybrid WFH options are available.

Thank you, but no agency solicitations please.

About the Institute of Culinary Education

The award-winning Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) was established in 1975 and has since grown to be one of America’s leading centers for culinary education and recreational cooking. ICE offers comprehensive career training programs in the Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Culinary Management and Hospitality Management. ICE also operates the nation’s largest recreational cooking, baking and wine program. Our alumni run top kitchens around the globe, winning awards and transforming the future of culinary innovation. Ninety-two percent report that their ICE education has proved somewhat or very important to their careers.

For more information about ICE, please visit our website at ice.edu or connect with us @iceculinary on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Watch our videos on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/iceculinary

The Institute of Culinary Education is an equal opportunity employer.