If you pay much attention to this blog and its accompanying newspaper, you've noticed that we've yet to fill the oft-sneezed-upon shoes of Hanna Raskin, our former food critic and lead blogger, who's now doing those things in Seattle, where apparently even allergens think it rains too much.
Well, we're still looking. Specifically, we're looking for an experienced, stylish writer with a passion for and in-depth knowledge of food and restaurants; a diverse and unique voice; a knack for (or at least a demonstrated interest in) blogging and social media; a serious work ethic; a sense of humor; and a willingness to help us work through the giant tub of Red Vines sitting on the window sill. Even more details about what we're looking for can be found in this ad for the position.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and clips (or a sample review) to Joe Tone, editor, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. It's hard to talk with a mouth full of Red Vines.
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