Food writers or editors are typically employed by a particular publication and write about trends in the industry.
Full-time and freelance positions are usually available.
There are positions available at all levels. A college degree is required, usually in writing related fields like English, journalism, or communications.
Certifications are not required to obtain employment and are not available.
Both writers and editors should have excellent writing skills,an excellent command of the English language, and good organizational skills.
Editors in charge of writers also need to have supervisory and people skills.
Food writers and editors should also have experience and knowledge of the industry.
A culinary background is helpful. An editor may have writers reporting to him or her.
Depending on the size of the publication, management positions may be available.