Food and News Reporter

Free Times, Columbia, South Carolina

Date Posted August 22, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


Free Times is looking for a food writer to cover an emerging and exciting restaurant scene in South Carolina's capital city. Columbia's alternative weekly wants to break the latest food and beverage news as well as give readers compelling feature and trend stories. The job includes helping with Free Times' award-winning, comprehensive news coverage.

Free Times is a family-owned newspaper, part of the company that owns The Post and Courier in Charleston.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable engaging with readers on social media and helping write our weekly food newsletter. The right candidate will also have a sense of urgency for breaking news and be a creative and critical thinker able to look beyond the story of the day toward deeper angles and themes.

Columbia is a growing city that's home to the University of South Carolina, a thriving arts and music scene and numerous outdoor recreation opportunities. The city is also two hours from the coast and mountains.

Send your resume, five examples of your best work and a cover letter with ideas on how you would cover this beat to Managing Editor Jordan Lawrence at

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