Eater Seattle is looking for new contributors. Our goal is to not just deliver news on major restaurant openings, closings, or coming attractions, but also dive deep into the city’s food scene to find out what’s really going on, whether it’s an investigative piece on chain that’s gone bankrupt or a profile on an Indian chef who’s introducing her flavors to a Vietnamese-French restaurant.
We are actively seeking pitches from anyone who loves food (not just professional writers) and wants to explore how it intersects with Seattle life, politics, and culture. We are especially interested in working with those whose voices are often underrepresented in media. Stories that interest us the most also highlight chefs and restaurants that may not have a giant public relations machine behind them, but still deserve recognition.
The site does not accept pitches regarding recipes, food holidays, and grocery products, nor does it conduct restaurant reviews. While Eater Seattle does occasionally accept local restaurant and dining-driven opinion pieces and personal narratives, those pitches must come with a strong writing voice, clear conclusions based in fact or with solid evidence, and/or personal experience.
Some examples of what we might be looking for:
- Seattle’s Most Exciting Indian Food Is at French Restaurant Pomerol
- Seattle Taprooms Want to Win Over Millennials — But Not With Beer
- Inside the Seattle Company Plotting Lab-made ‘Coffee’ Without Beans
- Beloved Seattle Deli Closed Its Doors After 27 Years, Highlighting Downtown Development Tensions
Neighborhood, cuisine, seasonal, and situational guides
- 15 Magnificent Middle Eastern Restaurants in Seattle
- 14 Places to Enjoy a Decadent Doughnut in the Seattle Area
- Where to Cheer on the Sounders in the MLS Cup Final This Sunday
- 15 Essential Asian Noodle Destinations in Seattle
- 14 Great Seattle Restaurants for Big Group Dinners
- 15 Great Places to Eat Around Bustling Ballard
Send pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your pitch, please clearly explain your angle on the topic, tell us why you’re uniquely positioned to report the story, and include links to prior work. If a particular chef or business has a back story that’s interesting or timely, find that out ahead of time and include it in your pitch. We try to answer all pitches that come in, but if you don’t hear from us in a couple of weeks, feel free to send a follow-up email.
If you don’t consider yourself a writer but have a lead on a great story, feel free to send tips to email@example.com or the Eater Seattle tipline. For especially sensitive information, there are several ways to reach out detailed here.