Jungle Creations is an award-winning social media-first publisher that exists to create ideas that get people to thrive online and in the real world. With offices in London and New York, the company owns and operates a number of hugely popular media brands. They each create and publish content across a number of different passion points, from food to women's interests and fitness, and they include; VT, Twisted, Four Nine, Craft Factory, Level Fitness, Futur3ology and Lovimals, which together have amassed over 125 million followers worldwide.
Jungle Creations works with clients including the likes of Diageo, McDonald's and Unilever, to help them reach its audiences through impactful and engaging branded content which has seen the company win The Drum's sought after 'Branded Content Team Of The Year' for the last four years in a row. Today the business has branched out into many offline ventures including Twisted: A Cookbook, delivery only restaurant business; Twisted London, and a Twisted IPA in collaboration with Brewgooder. Jungle Creations is also home to The Wild, an award-winning social media-first creative agency that helps brands turn heads and make it matter, specialising in social media management, multi-platform creative campaigns, branded content, production, influencer, and performance marketing.
We are looking for a new 'Creative Culinary Lead' to join Twisted the biggest online food and drink publisher in the UK!
At Twisted, we create, produce and publish food & drink content that is seen by upwards of 400m people each month. As a result, we have a highly engaged and dedicated audience of over 35 million people that follow us across our active social media platforms. We have worked with some of the biggest brands in the world - Heinz, Frank’s RedHot, Baileys, Snickers, Oreo to name a few. We also write cookbooks, run restaurants, create bespoke food & drink products for retail, launch meal kits, create merchandise, partake in restaurant collabs, create some of the most highly engaged food programming going, run pop-up bars and other live food & drink events and other bits and bobs.
All our food producers, guided by the Twisted food program, must demonstrate a strong aptitude for cooking food from around the world to the highest standard, ensuring that all recipes are researched, tested and developed to ensure they are camera-ready. All food producers take full-stack responsibility and ownership for their recipes and are credited accordingly via their social handles (where applicable). It’s also important to note that we expect all producers to demonstrate a firm understanding of what makes their food and cooking unique - all good cooks have individual passion points and we celebrate that here at Twisted.
Working alongside a talented team of videographers, editors and producers, Twisted food producers must co-create or self-shoot videos which function as premium, marketable products for the Twisted brand, both commercially and editorially.
As a member of the Twisted on-screen talent team, producers will be expected to develop in their role to be comfortable presenting (and cooking) on a multitude of Twisted video formats that live across Twisted’s numerous content platforms. All Twisted producers are ambassadors for the Twisted brand and must live and breathe our ethos!
Extensive on-screen cooking or live cooking demo experience
Extensive professional cooking experience and/or food content creation experience
Proven experience researching, writing or developing recipes
Ability to develop and enact creative culinary programming ideas
Ability to thrive in a creative, close-knit team
Devoted interest in and a deep understanding of cookery writing, online food media and the wider food industry
Practical management experience
Experience developing/storyboarding content formats for social
Food-related branded content experience
What's in it for you?
Our competitive salary package includes a bonus scheme, flexible/hybrid working, family-friendly benefits, 25 days of holiday per year (excl. national holidays), health and wellbeing initiatives, ERGS and committees, social events, a fully stocked kitchen plus much more!
We want you to add to our culture
At Jungle Creations, we aim to ensure our workforce reflects the diverse society we live in. We want everyone to feel that Jungle Creations is a place where they belong and that is the reason why we look for the cultural add, not the cultural fit.
Post Covid-19 Plan
We have moved to a permanent hybrid working system that sees staff split their time between the office and home (government guidelines allowing). Each team differs in terms of their in-office expectations so feel free to discuss this during your interview process.
Is this the role for you? Please download the full job description and apply ASAP!