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How to Pitch Stories to Eater New Orleans

The site is looking for new freelancers to contribute maps and stories highlighting the diverse cuisines and neighborhoods of New Orleans

Eater New Orleans is a local news site based in New Orleans that reports on restaurants, bars, chefs, and pop-ups and curates dining guides for cuisines, neighborhoods, and New Orleans staples. It is part of the Eater network and under the Vox Media umbrella.

We’re seeking writers with extensive knowledge of New Orleans’s restaurant scene to contribute maps, neighborhood guides, and other stories on a freelance basis. These contributors will round out the site’s existing group of writers and photographers. New contributors must be comfortable with learning new CMS/online publishing systems.

Eater New Orleans accepts pitches from freelance contributors on the following:

  • Dining and drinking maps, guides, and food crawls related to neighborhoods and cuisines in the New Orleans area. Bonus if these maps and guides feature places historically underrepresented.
  • Reported features on local restaurants, bars, pop-ups, food trends, etc. We’re particularly interested in pitches that focus on changes in the world of eating and drinking related to the pandemic, climate change, and structural inequities perpetuated by the industry.
  • Opinion pieces with a strong news hook and voice for the Eater Voices column.

The site does not currently accept pitches about recipes, home cooking, food holidays, or restaurant reviews. To submit a pitch as a writer new to Eater New Orleans, please send a brief email here with the subject line “Eater NOLA Contributor” with a summary of who you are and why you want to write this story, as well as links to any previous relevant work, if you have them.

If it’s been three weeks and you haven’t heard, feel free to resubmit. If it’s a particularly timely pitch, please let us know in the subject line.