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Job Posting: Restaurant Critic


5280 is seeking a restaurant critic who can build upon the success of our established food coverage. This is a freelance position; the critic will report to 5280’s food editor, Amanda M. Faison. The ideal candidate must:

• Have excellent reporting and writing skills


• Produce informative, sharp, and entertaining monthly restaurant reviews

• Possess strong, informed, trustworthy opinions

• Have extensive knowledge of food, restaurants, and the local dining scene (A culinary degree and/or professional kitchen experience is a plus, but not required)

• Blog for weekly and maintain an active presence on social media (while remaining anonymous)

• Have a schedule that allows time to dine out several times a week and to keep current on local and national trends


Think you’re the ideal candidate? E-mail a brief cover letter, resumé, three PDF work clips, and a sample restaurant review to

No phone calls please.

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