Food Editor

Dallas Observer, Dallas, Texas

Date PostedJune 07, 2019
IndustriesNewspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Dallas Observer has an immediate opening for a journalist who has a sophisticated understanding of food and the skill to write about it in an engaging way.  The food editor directs our online and print coverage, in collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief, the lead restaurant critic and other food writers. The editor recruits and manages freelance writers, assigns and edits stories, writes daily online food coverage, and carries out special projects.

Candidates for this fulltime position should:

  • Understand the breadth and depth of the Dallas restaurant industry and be eager to learn more about what's happening.
  • Have an insatiable appetite for good food- and drink-related stories and a news writer's instincts for uncovering and sourcing those stories.
  • Be able to manage a team of contributors and add talented writers to that team.
  • Edit stories quickly and accurately.
  • Write timely, well-reported, and thought-provoking stories that reflect a deep understanding of food and the restaurant industry.
  • Have a strong background in social media and adapt easily to the fast-paced world of online journalism.
  • Arrive equipped with a vision for the Observer's food coverage.

If this is you, write a cover letter discussing: the scope and sources of your culinary knowledge; your approach to restaurant coverage and criticism; and your thoughts on the current culture of food reporting. Include a resume and three links to your best work and send to:


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