Writer/Researcher

Writer/Researcher

Are you creative with a passion for food and writing? Do you want to see your words come alive on screen? If you answered yes, Gusto TV is the place for you. We’re looking for a Writer/Researcher to join our scriptwriting team.

The position is based in Ottawa, Ontario.

Responsibilities:

  • Research dishes and recipes, helping to create the mouthwatering meals our hosts make on-screen
  • Work with kitchen on recipe testing
  • We will teach you how to participate in writing scripts the Gusto way – blocking out the dynamic actions and scripting the witty banter our hosts are known for
  • We will teach you how to write episode summaries and series descriptions as required
  • Assist marketing department with writing and research as required
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions
  • Other duties as required

Requirements:

  • A broad knowledge of food – world cuisines, cooking techniques, food trends – and you’re always learning more
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable working with other writers and chefs, and having your work critiqued or edited by them
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Laugh in the face of deadlines
  • Positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and most importantly, a love of food!

Previous scriptwriting experience is not required but would be considered an asset.

If this sounds like you, apply now! Submit your cover letter, resume, and 2 food writing samples to hr@gustotv.com.

Gusto TV is an international food channel with exceptional production values and sophisticated storytelling. With hundreds of hours of proprietary content, Gusto TV offers a culturally diverse lineup that is a feast for the eyes and connects emotionally with viewers. Gusto TV’s award-winning titles can be viewed in English, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese across 160+ countries on 40+ platforms.

Food is the one true global language and Gusto TV speaks all dialects.