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How to Pitch Stories to Eater

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食者is a national publication dedicated to reporting on, telling stories about, and critically examining the world of food and drink, with a particular focus on restaurants. Eater covers the ways dining intersects with culture, whether through travel, film and television, trends, shopping, policy, or how people cook and eat at home. Our take on food culture is broad, curious, skeptical, and equally hospitable to the serious and the absurd.

We are actively seeking pitches from journalists, writers, academics, and other contributors of all backgrounds, especially those whose voices are often underrepresented in media.Food and restaurants are among the most dynamic and powerful lenses for storytelling, and we particularly enjoy hearing from writers whose interests, experiences, and areas of expertise originate outside of the food world.

All accepted stories go through a collaborative editorial process, and all are paid at competitive rates.

How to submit:

总体而言,我们正在寻找有关拟议作品的主题,角度或论文以及您预期的故事结构的明确,简洁的摘要。We’re looking for pitches that contain answers, not questions。(Or, if you don’t have answers yet, an explanation of why you don’t — and the reason shouldn’t be “I haven’t started the reporting.”) Your pitch should also serve as an example of your writing style and tone. Please familiarize yourself with our archives to get a sense of the kind of stories we publish.We are not looking for:烹饪节目分享,,,,stunt pieces, defenses of specific diet and wellness practices, linear travelogues, dining reviews, or humor pieces that aren’t actually funny.

All submissions should include a very short explanation of who you are and why you’re qualified to cover this story, along with links to previously published pieces and/or your online portfolio.We appreciate all pitches and aim to respond to each one as soon as possible. Note that we do often receive pitches that are similar to each other or to our existing assignments. If we’re interested in your pitch, we’ll discuss rates, deadlines, scope, kill fees (if applicable), and other expectations with you upfront. We’ll also discuss potential expenses, travel, or risks, and provide press credentials when necessary. All accepted stories are paid at competitive rates based on the scope and type of work.

报告:食客的报告部分assigns original, reported stories that are generally 1,800 words or less and are usually assigned with a lead time of a few days to several weeks. Everything from dining trends and the餐厅业务的细节,,,,to food worldcuriosities,,,,towhere food intersects with culture at large是公平的游戏,我们对中心工人和代表性不足的社区的故事特别感兴趣。音调不仅应确定一个有趣的话题或趋势,而且还应在其在历史或文化中的地位以及论文或前瞻性陈述中提供一些案例。将音调发送到editor@eater.com

Longform features: Eater’s magazine-style长形碎片are usually 3,500-4,000 words, or their multimedia equivalent. These stories often require extensive research and reporting, occasionally including travel, and are usually assigned with a lead time of one to six months. Past stories have included everything from the黑素食的历史遗产加利福尼亚的旁遮普 - 墨西哥美食。Pitches should be well-researched, clearly presented, and written in a way that demonstrates why the story deserves a feature-length treatment. (We currently have extremely limited capacity to accept new feature work, and expect to resume accepting feature pitches in May.) Send pitches toeditor@eater.com

Travel:食者Travel对当地人和土著人的作品和观点最感兴趣,或与所涵盖的文化有着深厚联系的人们 - 我们通常对降落伞新闻不感兴趣,尤其是在假期中没有报道的故事。如果您认为自己的城市值得一列重要的餐厅清单,请告诉我们为什么现在以及为什么现在有一些例子以及您的写作样本。我们喜欢鲜明的作品,这些作品聚焦于食品和文化相交以在国际或其他地方提供洞察力和观点的有趣方式。一般而言,旅行音调应符合上述故事准则。将音调发送到travel@eater.com

声音:声音is Eater’s first-person section, where writers discuss a broad range of topics through the lens of their personal experiences and make an argument for a certain way of seeing things. We are particularly interested in featuring people who are not writers by trade; if you have an important story to tell, we will work closely with you to turn your story into a published piece. Pitches should include an explanation of who you are, your position on the topic, why you’re qualified to write about it, and a clear rundown of the points of your argument. Send tovoices@eater.com

Shopping:食品购物故事植根于发现和服务;而且,他们必须始终为读者提供可购物的链接,以将讨论的物品带入自己的家中。我们正在为我们的单个独特物品寻求简短的聚光灯买这个东西专栏,指导我们的特定烹饪项目Starter Kit series,来自行业专家的产品综述,以及有关特定产品的解释。将音调发送到shopping@eater.com

家里的食客:家里的食客寻求将服务与强有力的叙述相结合的故事,并与厨房以外的更广泛的烹饪文化有关。探索成分,烹饪趋势和饮食文化的故事;食谱附带的周到的文章;对家庭烹饪文化的批评;报道了有关成分和技术的解释。欢迎细微差别的热门人物,以及健康的幽默和怀疑态度。我们并不是想为您提供15种不同的食谱,以改变您制作烤鸡的方式,但我们有兴趣询问为什么烹饪出版物不能停止给我们烤鸡食谱。将音调发送到:cooke@eater.com

视频:Eater现在正在接受来自自由电影制片人和视频制作人的视频内容的音调,并在协作环境中具有讲故事和工作经验。理想的音调包含强大的故事情节和以权威的食物声音为支持的深刻见解。我们不是在寻找基于专业或家庭烹饪食谱的烹饪节目,而且我们更有可能是绿灯一次性/功能内容,而不是针对基于托管/系列的内容的音调。所有视频都必须在包括YouTube和Facebook在内的多个平台上工作。提交:请发送您的视频音调以及以前工作的链接到mcgraw@eater.com

Visuals:Eater与自由插画家和设计师合作,用于我们的大部分书面作品,包括travel packages,,,,reported packages,,,,explainers,,,,and特征。We’re always trying to expand our roster of artists and are open to receiving portfolios for consideration for future projects. To submit: Please send links to your work tovisuals@eater.com

关于Eater的出版:

If we decide to work with you, you’ll receive an agreement with key terms clearly defined, typically sent through our freelance management platform called Shortlist. Through the editing process, we believe clear, thoughtful communication is both our responsibility and yours. Freelancers are expected to follow both人道德的声明and our德赢赢了钱取不出来VOX媒体值,,,,which includes collaborating well and giving and receiving feedback respectfully. We also follow those standards: If you experience a problem working with us, we encourage you to discuss it with your editor or our legal team. We also offer a hotline for reporting concerns about conduct anonymously.

We provide edited drafts before publication, and commit to appropriately credit all contributors. After publication, we pay in a timely manner in accordance with your agreement (typically within 30 days via the Shortlist platform), including reimbursement for any agreed-upon expenses.

通过提交一个音高to Vox Media, you acknowledge that your pitch may be similar or identical to content submitted by others, or to materials developed by or on behalf of Vox Media and that it shall have the right to use such other content or materials without any obligation to you. Neither the submission of your pitch nor Vox Media’s review of it constitutes or creates an implied contract or other financial or confidential relationship between you and Vox Media. You shall have no right to compensation or reimbursement of any kind by Vox Media in connection with the submission of your pitch. If and when Vox Media elects to proceed and assign work to you based on your pitch, the terms of any such assignment shall be subject to a separate agreement between you and Vox Media. Vox Media has no obligation to review, keep, or return any materials you submit.

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