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Want to Write for Eater Chicago?

We’re looking for some new freelancers to contribute maps and guides highlighting the cuisines and neighborhoods around Chicago

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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Are you obsessed with the dining scene in Chicago? Do you have proven journalistic chops? There might be a spot for you writing for Eater Chicago.

We’re seeking freelance writers with extensive knowledge of the diverse and exciting restaurant scene in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs to contribute maps and guides on a freelance basis. Get in touch if you’ve devoured every taco in Little Village, tried all the dal on Devon, understand the Chicago food scene inside and out (not just Downtown Chicago; River North gets enough attention), or dwell on where to find the best shrimp DeJonghe or French onion soup.

Those interested must be good with their smartphones for capturing the food photos. These freelancers will round out the site’s existing group of writers and photographers. New contributors must be comfortable with learning new CMS/online publishing systems.

This is a great way to plunge deeper into Chicago’s dining scene, but we’re only interested in passionate writers eager to share their prowess with the rest of the city, the types who check off their own growing restaurants lists to ensure they don’t miss out on any deliciousness. Social media skills are a bonus, too.

Is this you? Send a brief email here with the subject line “Eater Chicago Contributor.” Include a little bit about yourself, any relevant professional experience, and a previous writing sample or two. Links to a personal website (something other than Instagram) and social media profiles are helpful.

If you’re serious about getting started, include three brief map ideas/pitches that you think would work for Eater Chicago. If we like what we see, we’ll be in touch quickly with rate information and other details.