Food Writing Freelancers Wanted for China -- No, Silly, for the Houston Press

The Houston Press is looking for a few more freelance food writers to help our readers navigate the gastronomic layout of the Houston area.

Crucial ingredients: You not only know something about food, but you are willing to interview other people about it. You are alert for trends, keep abreast of restaurant openings and closings, follow what's in or out in popular food tastes and care in some sense about the latest agribusiness breakthrough. You welcome the chance to sort through conflicting information and come up with a true, lively account. Did we mention that we welcome clever writing? Of course it goes without saying that you'll spell names and other words correctly, that your quotes are accurate and that the rules of grammar are not foreign to you. And that you are willing to take direction.

Bonus points: If you know how to take food photos and shoot videos.

How to apply: Send about five samples of your writing about food (no term papers or starter novels) along with a cover letter and résumé to margaret dot downing at houstonpress dot com. If you want to toss in a couple of food photos or a short video, be our guest. No phone calls.

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