Food Critic/Blogger Opening at the Houston Press

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Our longtime food critic Katharine Shilcutt is leaving us in a few weeks so ....

The Houston Press has an immediate opening for a fulltime food critic and blogger. We are looking for a critic who can build on the success of our award-winning food coverage. The ideal candidate must:

* Possess the writing/reporting skills to produce stylish, provocative weekly restaurant reviews in print.

* Have strong opinions that the reviewer is prepared to broadcast and defend.

* Enjoy blogging and tweeting about food and restaurants, and understand the potential of those platforms.

* Have a sophisticated knowledge of food and restaurants, either self-taught or through professional kitchen experience/education.

E-mail your cover letter, résumé, and clips and sample reviews to: HP-food-critic@voicemediagroup.com. That means you select the top 2-3 articles you have written and send in the links. If you want to include any website information as well, that's fine.


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gustafsonD
gustafsonD

The Press has a good track record of hiring the most engaging, literate writers when it comes to food. Alison Cook was writing at her best when she was there. Robb Walsh educated many and put his authoritative stamp on local BBQ and Tex-Mex. Katharine Shilcutt continued that tradition, surpassing Walsh in many ways. I can't help being excited about their next choice for food critic...amidst so much fluff and bitter vile, I still find myself gravitating to Houston Press for the meat about our city's restaurant scene.

George's Pastaria
George's Pastaria

We hate to hear Katharine Shilcutt is leaving. She's been a so good to us!! Best wishes on your next endeavor Katharine!!!

Eli18
Eli18

Ms. Shilcutt will be missed

Joseph Holloway
Joseph Holloway

I already take pics of food so I am highly qualified

Matthew
Matthew

where's the old gal going? greener pastures, i hope?

Robi Simone
Robi Simone

I'm already a food critic. I'm just not paid for it.

Wolf Ford
Wolf Ford

Wendy Wofford-Garcia, the Weekend Gourmet would be perfect for this job!

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