Food Writer/Editor – Job Description

  • 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.