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Deputy Food Editor - Waitrose

London (Greater) (GB)
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Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Deputy Food Editor

locations: London
time type: Full time


Dentsu Creative operates in over 21 markets worldwide with more than 2,200 dedicated specialists. Bringing together our Japanese heritage in craft, data and technology, and our understanding of media and contemporary culture, Dentsu Creative is a new global creative agency. Born in Japan, raised in a digital world. 

We help transform brands and business through the power of Modern Creativity: which creates culture, changes society and invents the future and is accelerated by our deep specialist expertise in digital experience, earned attention and entertainment.
Job Title:

Deputy Food Editor

Job Description:

Deputy Food Editor, Waitrose Food

Britain's leading and multi-award-winning food and lifestyle magazine Waitrose Food is looking for a Deputy Food Editor reporting into the Food Editor.

You will support the Food Editor in looking after the recipe and food pages of the magazine, coming up with fresh, bold and exciting ideas for new content.

You should demonstrate an understanding of the Waitrose audience, a wide-ranging knowledge of competitor food magazines. A general flair for recipe creation, and a passion for the subject of food and drink is necessary .

Responsibilities include:

  • Help plan the recipe content of each issue of Waitrose Food, including all editorial pages, advertorials and ibinds
  • Help plan the recipe content for non-magazine projects, such as recipe cards, best customer and direct mail
  • Commission writers and ensure they work to their deadlines
  • Edit all recipe copy so it is in-house-style before testing
  • Ensure all recipe content is triple-tested (at least 90% of testing to take place in the Waitrose Food kitchen) and works
  • Write technical cookery pages for the magazine
  • Manage the Waitrose Food kitchen. Overseeing a team of freelance testers, and accommodating outside events such as dinners and filming
  • Attendance at regular planning meetings and marketing briefings at John Brown or at Bracknell (or elsewhere). Frequent visits to Bracknell to maintain relations with individual buyers


  • Formal cookery training or years of experience working in professional kitchens
  • Experience working on the editorial side of magazines or editorial content platforms
  • Professional experience of recipe writing and testing essential
  • Experience of maintaining successful relationships with clients
  • Experience of working with designers and art directors 


We’re proud to be different and that starts with our people. We believe in equal opportunities for everyone.

We won’t define people by their race, gender, sexual-orientation, age or disability. Individuality is what makes us great, we want everyone to bring their full self to work and create something amazing. That’s what we care about. So, whether you’re joining us, or looking to move to a different part of the business, we make sure we create equal opportunities for all.

We are happy to discuss approaches to working for all our roles – we can’t promise we can offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly. If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with our recruitment teams.


Location: London
Brand: Dentsu Creative
Time Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent

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