Deputy Food Editor

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Date Posted April 05, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Specialty Editorial
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified


Since 1829, The Philadelphia Inquirer has been “asking on behalf of the people” by providing essential journalism for the diverse communities of the Philadelphia region. The Inquirer, a for-profit public benefit corporation owned by the non-profit Lenfest Institute, produces Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism that changes lives and leads to lasting reforms. Its multiple brand platforms — including newspapers,, e-Editions, apps, newsletters, and live events — reach a growing audience of more than 10 million people a month. “In a free state, there should always be an inquirer asking on behalf of the people: Why? Why? Why?” — John Norvell, Inquirer co-founder

We are seeking an editor to join our award-winning food team to help grow Let’s Eat, Philly, our growing brand of community-driven coverage of the Philadelphia dining scene, the restaurant industry, home cooking and food culture.

This editor will work with the Assistant Managing Editor/ Food to edit and develop food- and drink-related content by staff and freelance contributors. The ideal candidate will be able to shift from mobile to newsletters and print products, and other platforms with ease. They should contribute enterprise and home-cooking content, and will be comfortable hosting and participating in live and virtual events.

Editing assignments can include, but may not be limited to recipes, round-ups and listicles, enterprise features and projects. The assistant food editor should be a self-starter who can generate story ideas, and a strong collaborator who can build relationships with staff and contributors.

What You'll Do

Who We’re Looking For


We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, The Inquirer is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to submit an application, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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