Jack Bishop has been named chief creative officer of America’s Test Kitchen. Bishop has been the editorial director for the Brookline company’s publications — which include Cook’s Illustrated — for the past decade and is often featured on-air during “America’s Test Kitchen” TV programs.
Bishop is one of the founding members of the America’s Test Kitchen empire.
In a statement Wednesday, Chris Kimball, founder and president of America’s Test Kitchen, said of Bishop’s promotion, “I have worked with Jack since 1988 and he has a terrific sense of both food and style. With over 25 years of experience on the front lines of the food revolution in America, he knows food, he knows recipes, and he deeply understands how people really cook at home.”
In September, America’s Test Kitchen’s parent company, Boston Common Press LP, named David Nussbaum, formerly of F+W Media Inc., as its chief executive, a new position. At the time, Bishop said Nussbaum would help manage the expanding company. “The company is growing so much, with 180 employees,” Bishop said. “We need somebody who does this job and is focused on business strategy and organization.”
Nussbaum takes over at ATK today, Oct. 14.
His appointment made news, with many media watchers speculating about what his arrival at the company meant for Kimball, 64, one of ATK’s owners and the face of the organization.
In the statement, Nussbaum said the Bishop will have a wide variety of responsibilities in his new role, developing “new digital, print, and media projects aimed at new platforms and new audiences.” He’ll oversee the teams that produce ATK’s television offerings, “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook Country.”