Seeking More Houston-Based Food Freelancers

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The Houston Press is looking for a few more freelance food writers to help our readers sort through what the Houston area had to offer in food and restaurants.

Applicants need to not only know about food, but are willing to interview other people about it.

Candidates should be 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.

Writers for us recognize this work isn't the same as writing a personal journal and welcome the chance to sort through conflicting information and come up with a true, lively account.

Accuracy is paramount and the rules of grammar are not foreign to you. Reporters should come up with their own ideas and be willing to take direction as well.

Bonus points go to clever writing and a knowledge (or willingness to be taught) of photography and videography.

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

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

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