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Here at Gousto, we are on a mission to become the UK's most-loved way to eat dinner! Delicious recipes, precise ingredients and a dollop of adventure delivered to your door. We have invested in our technology, data capability and product to make sure the customer is at the heart of everything we do. Whether it's innovation through our recipe development, building algorithms to optimise our recipe box journey, or devising strategies to reduce plastic and food waste, every team plays a part in our amazing growth. Our DREAM? To be the most-loved way to eat dinner, and for every meal to leave the planet better off. Gousto is changing how people shop, cook and eat food at home. It's an incredibly exciting time to join our team! The Creative Team Our Creative Team is home to Copywriters, Designers and our very own Photography studio. As a Creative at Gousto, you'll feast your eyes on groundbreaking brand partnerships (Wagamama? Marmite? Joe Wicks? Yes please!), mouthwatering photoshoots (may we refer you to our DIY pizzas), and red hot new recipe ranges right from the oven. We make everything look and sound Gousto, from the billboards you see at train stations to the big red box that arrives at your doorstep. We've built a team of razor-sharp creative talent in recent years, but the Gousto trajectory is rocket-worthy and every team in the biz wants to work with us. We need more creative muscle in our gang so we can get stuck into every opportunity we get our pencils on. So if you love food - looking at it, styling it, writing about it, photographing it, or just thinking about it - and want to share that passion with the world, send us your tastiest portfolio (or foodie Instagram!) and dust off your best chat. You could be our missing ingredient! What's it like being a Food Stylist at Gousto? We've got big marketing and development plans. If new challenges are your bread and butter, and you've got lots of food styling know-how - this is the role for you. It'll be your job to make all the brand-new, mouthwatering recipes look as irresistible as they taste - and come up with new ways to bring our adventurous and groundbreaking ranges to life. You'll be managing our junior food stylist too, and keeping up with the demands of a busy studio, while learning and developing our unique style. What you'll be doing Getting stuck in. With 3-4 photoshoots every week, from our in-box recipe cards to seasonal campaigns, you'll love being in the kitchen and studio, styling both still and video content. Mentoring. You'll be managing our junior stylist, and will be enthusiastic about helping them develop their skills, as well as supporting them to grow in the role. Collaborating with the Senior Photographer and fellow creatives on projects - taking their input and guidance where needed. Hiring and providing direction to freelance stylists when necessary, working in partnership to deliver high quality images Liaising with our external photography partner, advising on process and content when needed Working closely with our food team to make sure our images and recipes are as accurate as possible. Reacting to a demanding and changing schedule, with the opportunity to style reactive out-of-office video shoots for our PR Team with a range of talent. Pitching and developing exciting customer-focussed recipes for our social media channels. Sourcing props to maintain our in-house library to support choice on the menu. Collaborating with your fellow creatives and brand team members and folks from all over the company like our food and buying teams. Bringing a positive energy and a creative point of view to the brand community and Gousto as a whole.


To apply for this role you'll have a passion for food, and how books, websites and video bring flavour and texture to life. You'll have bags of experience on photoshoots, an understanding of how they run, and thrive in a fast-paced kitchen environment. A keen sense of organisation and food hygiene is a must, and we'll need you to teach, learn and have a creative eye for food, colour and props. As well as top-notch creative and design skills, you'll have: A portfolio of images you have styled and recipes you have written. Experience on both editorial photography and video shoots. Exceptional organisation and communication skills. Love food, and think creatively and passionately about it. The ability to multitask under pressure and work quickly while maintaining absolute attention to detail. Management experience, or extensive experience using food styling assistants Finally, it'll tip the scales in your favour, if you have: Experience on advertising shoots Level 2 Food Safety certificate Experience working in a corporate environment All of us are responsible for the success of Gousto. Our guiding values - dream, deliver and care - show our commitment to innovation, our ambition to hit goals at speed, and our deep respect for the people we work with.
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