So You Wanna Be a New Times Food Writer?

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Maybe you're a former English major with a refined palate looking to jump into food writing for the first time. Or maybe you're an experienced freelance journalist who's looking to turn your talents in a new direction. Perhaps you are someone with some food, beverage, or hospitality expertise who also happens to have a way with words.

Or, hell, maybe you just read articles about food and restaurants and chefs and beer and think, "They actually pay people to do this!?"

They do! We do, in fact. New Times Broward-Palm Beach is looking for good, reliable freelance writers to cover the ever-evolving food and restaurant scene here in South Florida. 

From interviewing award-winning chefs, reviewing cookbooks, and waxing poetic about your favorite local dish to dishing on all things craft beer, freelance food writers get to do (and taste) it all. 

We are looking for well-read writers who are up on their local food trends, can name at least one local chef who isn't Clay Conley, and enjoy dining out whenever possible.

You should be able to meet deadlines, adhere to word-count and style requirements, enjoy the use of an Oxford comma, and have a command of basic English grammar rules. You should also be open to criticism, editing, and feedback. 

Most important, if you cannot passionately answer the question, "What's your favorite local restaurant?" move along. This is not the job for you.

Please email me, Food Editor Rebecca McBane, at rebecca.mcbane@browardpalmbeach.com. If you actually expect a response, include clips/writing samples, your résumé, and a story pitch.

Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

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Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.


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