Cookbook Writer/Editor – Job Description

Cookbook Writer/Editor – Non-Restaurant Positions
  • Cookbook writers develop creative or innovative ideas for cookbooks, compile or develop recipes, and write them in a cohesive and enjoyable format.
  • Editors that specialize in cookbooks usually have a culinary background, understand cooking preparation techniques, and process basic editing skills.
  • This is a mid-level position.
  • A college degree in English, journalism, or communications is usually preferred for editors, and formal training or experience in the culinary industry is preferred for both writers and editors.
  • There are usually no direct reports for these positions.
  • Writers may be promoted to editors, and editors may be promoted to managing editors or publishers.