We’re Hiring a Communications Assistant!

Some very fun news for you: we’re hiring! Yes, we are! We are looking for someone to join our team as a Communications Assistant.

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Some very fun news for your Friday morning: we’re hiring! Yes, we are! We are looking for someone to join our team as a Communications Assistant.

While our team has grown so much over the last few years, we’re still a small team, so getting to add someone to this lovely group of people is a very big and very exciting deal.

Here’s who currently makes *all this* happen every day:

  • Lindsay: Blog creator / editorial director / voice of Pinch of Yum.
  • Bjork: Husband to Lindsay who manages a lot of the behind-the-scenes aspects to make everything run smoothly.
  • Jenna: Me! General Manager of Pinch of Yum and overall brand/communications/organizer of everything.
  • Emily: Video Specialist who makes all the crazy beautiful videos you see all around the blog and Instagram.
  • Eman: Our amazing Content Success Strategist who ensures all the content and fun stuff happening on Pinch of Yum works best for YOU.
  • Abby: Pinch of Yum’s Social Media Specialist who’s a boss-lady at Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter/all the things.
  • Krista: Our shoot assistant who tests, re-tests, and tests all our recipes again. You’ll also find her in the kitchen with Lindsay on shoot days making magic happen.
  • Rita: Also the voice of Pinch of Yum – our writer! Emails, posts, website content, Instagram captions, she does it all.

Want to join this amazing lineup? Read on below for all the deets.


Communications Assistant Job Posting

Pinch of Yum is a food blog that provides at-home cooks with fresh, flavorful recipes for real, everyday life. We love helping readers celebrate the joy of food in a totally accessible, non-intimidating way. Our small and mighty (and hungry! ) remote team is hiring a Communications Assistant to support back-end operations and communications! 

We are looking for someone who is solution-oriented with a strong and confident command of language. Someone who loves a good spreadsheet, jumps in enthusiastically to new tasks and is maybe whichever Enneagram loves organization and consistency. We are a team of people who love to do great work, and prioritize kindness, gratitude, and the celebration of good food. We hope you do too!

Everyone is welcome in the Pinch of Yum community (including you!). We’re not about  any one specific diet or food type – inclusion and accessibility are key and everyone brings something different to the table (figuratively but also, like, their literal dinner tables!). Whatever your cooking skill is, we have something for you. We are excited to add to our team so that we can continue to support our community in the best way possible.

Communications Assistant Overview

Hours: starting at 15-20 hours per week with room to grow

Compensation: dependent on qualifications

Status: W-2 Employee (must be based in and eligible to work in the United States) 

Availability: Daytime Availability 3 days per week (ideally Monday, Wednesday, Friday for customer communication)

Location: We are based in Minneapolis, MN, but this position can be done from anywhere in the US! Remote working FTW.

We are a company that highly values diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of all ethnicities, nationalities, genders, races, and sexual identities are encouraged to apply.

Communications Assistant Responsibilities

Customer + Communications: 

  • Respond to user inquiries and requests through our website and email.
  • Monthly customer satisfaction reporting.
  • Coordinate marketing emails in ConvertKit.

Blog + Website Management: 

  • Assist in editorial follow-up in WordPress for blog posts.
  • Complete monthly website updates (including but not limited to updating our blog post log, ebook numbers, media mentions, and podcasts).
  • Coordinate and schedule web and browser push notifications.
  • Gather data and analytics for our growth and social media teams.
  • Submit notices as needed for other websites violating DMCA copyright.
  • Assist in video management and amplification (uploading and embedding videos and stories in blog posts).
  • Managing spreadsheet for Media Mentions.
  • Create performance reports for sponsored content campaigns.
  • Maintain an organized file system within Google Drive.
  • Create spreadsheets as needed to organize data.
  • SEO reporting for blog posts as-needed (we will train on Google Analytics and other programs).
  • Miscellaneous communications projects as-needed.

This Could Be You If…

  • You are a confident communicator, both interpersonally and in written word – especially in emails!
  • You are solutions-oriented – everything can be figured out! 
  • You get immense satisfaction from crossing things off of your to-do list. Maybe too much satisfaction?
  • You don’t mind doing repetitive tasks– in fact, you like doing some repetitive, predictable work! (Especially after this last year. How great is predictability?!)
  • Bonus: You have a background in virtual or administrative assisting.
  • You enjoy finding new recipes to cook and having fun in the kitchen (it’s pretty much our whole thing, recipes and food!).
  • You are known for taking initiative and being resourceful – if you don’t know the answer, you do your best to figure out what you can, and come to the table with suggestions and possible solutions.
  • You are super organized and consistent – things like naming conventions of file folders bring a smile to your face!
  • Spreadsheets don’t intimidate you – data is fuuuuuun! 
  • You’re a superstar at managing multiple tasks and projects at once.
  • You have a knack for approaching a project and breaking it down into manageable and actionable steps. (We could have said “bite-sized pieces” here but that’s maybe too on the nose.)

Software You’ll Potentially Use

We will train on necessary softwares as some are very specific to food blogging.

  • WordPress
  • Slack
  • CoSchedule (blog and social media scheduler) 
  • Asana (project management software) 
  • Google Workspace (Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc.)
  • ConvertKit
  • Process Street (to access standard operating procedures) 
  • Delighted (customer satisfaction reporting) 
  • YouTube
  • AdThrive
  • OneSignal
  • Loom

To Apply

Click on this link! This application is now closed.

Application Process

We are accepting initial applications from now until Friday, January 22 at 12:00pm CST. This application is now closed.

You will be notified shortly thereafter if you have been chosen to move forward into the interview process. If you don’t hear from us, thank you so much for applying, and we will keep your application for consideration in the future!

We will interview and test the top candidates the following weeks (depending on how many applicants we have.) If chosen, we will invite you to do a video call interview. 

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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18 Comments

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    Bethany

    I am sooo not qualified for this position, but couldn’t help but read the post. In the spirit of expressing gratitude, let me just tell you that I am forever grateful for Pinch of Yum 😋. The recipes are always delicious, the posts and content are always thoughtful and relevant, and always showing the little oops along the way makes everything relatable and doable. So thank you thank you for helping feed my family’s tummies and making it so enjoyable along the way for ME ❤️. Stay safe and healthy. Xo-Bethany. PS if you ever decide to publish a cook book I would LOVE IT. I would buy it and gift it to everyone I love.

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      Krista @ Pinch of Yum

      Seriously so sweet of you, Bethany! I will be sure to share with the team!

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      DNN

      Bethany,

      To say you’re unqualified is an understatement. That’s just a state of mind you have in the moment. Why don’t you practive your virtual assistant skills by starting a blog or getting used to creating descriptions on Pinterest? Perhaps start networking on LinkedIn? Or get used to being in front of a camera and get in the consistent habit of uploading videos to YouTube? You have to start somewhere, right? 🙂

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      DNN

      Hey Bethany,

      No worries. You can always try your hand at practicing and mastering the beauty of being an online virtual assistant. Or try your hand at affiliate marketing and blogging. It to limited believes that make you feel you’re not qualified for this wonderful position Lindsay is hiring for communication assistant. There’s lots of free tools online to help you get started and blaze way through mastering online marketing and content creation. Hope things work out for you in the long run Bethany 🙂

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    Megan

    I was so excited when I saw this post. I just finished my application and I am unbelievably excited to see if I get hired by this amazing food blog. W
    Would be a dream come true!

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    Virginia

    Hello! I know someone who would be absolutely perfect for this position but would need hours closer to full time. Are you able to guess at how much more ‘room to grow’ there may be, and how quickly that could happen? 🙂 Thanks!

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    DNN

    It’s a good thing to know you’re offering a good job to qualified job applicants seeking gainful employment during the coronavirus pandemic. I belieeve your job opportunity for a communications assistant will give someone hope about securing stable employment and building a good relationship with you. I hope all works out at you find a qualified employee.

    Wishing you the best, Lindsay. 🙂

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    Nancy

    Aside from the fact that I love Pinch of Yum and love to cook, this position sounds awesome but sadly, my computer skills fall woefully short of your requirements.
    I am a senior citizen and would love to supplement my income by working from home on a part time basis.
    My last position, I was laid off from, about 5 years ago. I was a customer support specialist among other things for a mom and pop company that manufactured and sold,domestically and internationally, products for Rescue. I worked there for 6 years, full time. I am also a retired RN.

    Well, just wanted to give a shout-out to “Pinch” for your delicious recipes!

    Thank You,

    NANCY

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    Denise

    So excited to see this job posting. I am super excited and my application is in!
    What a awesome opportunity to work with and alongside a team of talented, inspiring people. Pinch of Yum has put smiles on my family’s faces as I make some of these great recipes.
    Thank you for the opportunity to apply for this position.

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    Rachel Diaz

    If you have room for another position in your company for a someone interested in researching ingredients, benefits of certain foods, etc. Please keep me in mind. Thank you. A big fan of your website.

    Best Regards,
    RCD

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    Corey

    Would you be interested in having someone intern this position? I am attending MPTC (FDL) and need to find an intern position for one of my classes. If not, thank you for your time and the wonderful recipes that you have posted.

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    Laura Hendrickson

    What a great opportunity! Just wrapped up my application. Feeling like I left things out but I do have a resume and references to provide as well if needed. Fingers crossed!!!

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    Linda

    I just saw your posting today regarding this position and so sorry to see it’s closed. I’ve enjoyed finding your articles and life sustaining recipes during these last 8 or so crazy months of COVID. I’m an IT professional and have 5 years of volunteer experience with communications and back office operations. I’m looking for something creative, fun and exciting that I can do remote part to full time. If you re-open applications, I’d love to know. Keep up the great work of making food fun! ~ Linda

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    Patti

    I just saw this and was interested, however, after reading to the end of the article, I saw it had been filled.
    I wish I had seen the opportunity earlier!!!

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    Went through the typeform application before the deadline, was wondering if anyone else got an email confirmation of their submittal?…I did not, just the webpage confirming I submitted…hoping my application didn’t get lost somehow!

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      Lydia

      No email confirmation on my end either – just the “Thank you for your application” page in Typeform.