We’re on a mission to build the world’s greatest restaurant discovery platform, and we’re hiring our first full-time staff writer to run The Infatuation Washington D.C. Our Staff Writers eat in restaurants, write about them, and help other people find them - while hopefully entertaining those people along the way.
If your friends constantly ask you where they should go on a third date, or you’re always tasked with picking the restaurant for a group dinner, you might be our Washington D.C. Staff Writer. In this role, you’d be responsible for the restaurant reviews and neighborhood/situational guides that power our Washington D.C. site. You'd also be working with local photographers, running our Washington D.C. Instagram account, and writing our weekly newsletters.
What you won't be doing is going to restaurant openings, interviewing chefs, or writing long-feature stories about how peanut milk is the next big thing. Which means you do not need to have experience as a professional food writer. In fact, we prefer to work with people who don't have ties to the industry. The most important thing is that you know the city and its restaurants - from the newcomers to the longtime classics (and everything in between).
Our Staff Writers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and past experience - previous professional writing experience is not required. You should, however, be someone who enjoys - and is good at - writing, ideally in a way that at least a few people would describe as funny.
You'd be perfect for this role if you:
What you'd do in this role:
To get an idea of our review style, read through What The Infatuation Looks For In Writers and take a look at these examples from some of our other cities:
Peter Luger Steak House - New York City
Jeong - Chicago
Felix - Los Angeles
Benefits & Perks: