Freelance Restaurant Critic

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Company Name Houston Press
Location Houston, Texas
Date Posted August 14, 2014
Category Copywriter
Job Type Hourly Rate



When Texans in this part of the state want to find out what there is to do -- or what other people did -- they turn to the Houston Press and to its online edition at The city's only major news and entertainment weekly is as brash and freewheeling as Houston itself. And that no-holds-barred approach has garnered results, including: Winner in Feature Reporting for non-daily publications in the 2012 national Sigma Delta Chi awards, winner in Column Writing for the 2011 Maggies Awards, two first places in the 2011 Best of the West competition, five first places in the 2011 statewide Lone Star Awards, winner in the 2011 Texas Gavel Awards, first place in the 2011 national Association of Food Journalists for our food blog, Eating …Our Words.

With over 600,000 readers each month in print and more than 3 million page views each month online, readers like what they see in the Houston Press.


The Houston Press has an immediate opening for a freelance restaurant critic. We are looking for a writer who can build on the success of our award-winning food coverage.


Ideal candidates must:


-- Possess the writing/research skills to produce stylish, provocative weekly restaurant reviews in print.

-- Have strong opinions that they are prepared to broadcast and defend.

-- Have a sophisticated knowledge of food and restaurants, either self-taught or through professional kitchen experience/education.


If interested, email. Please include your cover letter, resume, clips or a sample review when applying.