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Food Editor (East / Southeast Asia)

  • Cookpad Ltd
  • Full time
  • Singapore
  • 30/04/2021

We are looking for an experienced Food Editor who will be part of our Global Editorial team. The Global Editorial team is responsible for the creation, curation and distribution of quality content that will attract and engage audiences across Cookpad’s global markets, and spread the Cookpad message to make everyday cooking fun. You will be a core part of the Global Editorial team, helping Community teams leverage user-generated content while providing our Product team with key insights on user interests in everyday cooking. To be successful in this role, you will need a strong track record as a food editor in East Asia and/or Southeast Asia and a deep understanding of home cooks as well as a passion in making everyday home cooking fun.

On Cookpad, all of the recipes are written by home cooks. You’ll be expected to develop unconventional editorial programs to unleash the power of the global community of our home cooks. To that end, you’ll be also working closely with our community managers and develop systems and processes that enable successful implementations of those programs.

As Cookpad is a global platform, global awareness and cultural versatility will be fundamental. Ideally, you are multilingual and have existing work experience spanning different geographies.

We’re a fast-paced, highly ambitious team, which means that we need someone who can get up to speed quickly and work well under pressure. Everyone who works at Cookpad is passionate about our mission “to make everyday cooking fun” and “bring your passion” is one of our company values -- so ideally you love food and cooking as much as we do.

This is a hands-on, full-time contract position working remotely from East Asia or Southeast Asia.

About Cookpad

Cookpad is a tech company building a community platform that enables people to share recipe ideas and cooking tips. It’s a global platform used by on average around 100 million people every month across the world. Over 4 million recipes have been created by people in almost 70 countries. How we got started.

Our mission is to make everyday cooking fun. We believe we can build a better world through encouraging even more people to cook. Everyday, home cooking has a profound impact on ourselves and the world around us: it makes us healthier and connects us with our friends and family. Through solving the problems related to everyday cooking, we help people live happier and healthier lives in an environment that is more sustainable. That’s how we want to impact the world. Take a look at this article to learn more about Cookpad and our Medium blog to see what it is like to work at Cookpad.

Cookpad is one of Japan's best known tech companies, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and was already highly successful before launching globally in 2013. With strong backing we have spent the last few years building the global platform and we are now in our commercialisation phase of the business.

Our goal is to be the number one recipe sharing platform in 100 countries by 2021. It’s an ambitious target which means we need to constantly adapt and enhance our service in response to feedback from our users.


  • Provide our Product team with key insights on user interests in everyday home cooking in order to capture the right content in the right place at the right time on our Product.
  • Work closely with Community teams to harness their knowledge of local food trends to help them plan, shape and design their communications and editorial so community engagement efforts on the ground are designed and delivered around the right topics at the right time (including but not exclusively: in-app content and messaging, newsletters, blogs, social media campaigns and cooking challenges).
  • Set overarching themes for cooking-related programs and activities that are seasonal and locally-relevant to our countries of operations.
  • Have excellent copywriting and editing skills, and an ability to write and edit content across a range of styles, from captions to cooking blogs to newsletters to social media posts.
  • Have a passion for story-telling across a variety of platforms and channels.

What we are looking for:

  • Proven success as a food editor in East Asia and/or Southeast Asia: relevant regional work experience at highly regarded editorial institutions within the food and cooking space.
  • A fantastic communicator, comfortable with liaising with teams across cultures and languages, as well as presenting and holding workshops to communicate editorial guidelines.
  • An insight into food trends, habits and cuisines across East Asia and Southeast Asia.
  • A passion for unlocking the power of home cooking to make a difference on humanity and the planet.
  • Strong understanding of home cooks in need of solving their challenges around everyday cooking.
  • Global awareness and cultural versatility is a must.
  • Openness to learn from a digital product space which may be a totally different way of working and looking at the world.
  • A curiosity about technology and innovation as a whole.
  • Aligned with Cookpad’s mission “Make Everyday Cooking Fun”.
  • Fluent written and spoken communication skills in English.
  • A background in anthropology, sociology, psychology, journalism, nutritional science, biology would be an advantage.


People join Cookpad to make a difference and because they identify with our belief that cooking is the key to a happier and healthier life for people, communities and the planet.

What happens next?

It’s important that you get to know us and that we get to know you.

Please apply using the link below. As well as your CV, we will ask you to answer four short questions relating to your experience and passion for home cooking - these are included on the application form.

The hiring process will include a number of interviews with stakeholders and the leadership team. We want to give you the opportunity to find out more about us, as we understand more about your own skills and motivations. During COVID-19, all interviews will be via a video link.
When applying for a job with Cookpad, we will collect personal data about you. We use that personal data for recruitment and hiring related activities, including analysis of those activities. Such processing is legally permissible under Art. 6(1)(f) of the General EU Data Protection Regulation and UK GDPR as necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, which are the solicitation, evaluation, and selection of applicants for employment.You can read more about how we use your personal data in our privacy policy, as well as your data protection rights. If you are an applicant from Europe, you can read our privacy policy here. If you are an applicant from a country other than Europe, you can read our privacy policy here.

About Cookpad Ltd

ABOUT COOKPAD Cookpad is a tech company building a community platform that enables people to share recipe ideas and cooking tips. It’s a global platform used by on average around 100 million people every month across the world. Over 4 million recipes have been created by people in almost...

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