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food writer

Do you have your eye on which root veggie or sustainable fish will become this year's breakout star? Are you itching to break the news of a latest restaurant opening and closing? Want to share your recos for tiny spots serving fresh noodles? Got the chops to tell a 2,000-word story of a chef, an artisanal cheesemonger, a goat dairy farm?

The Austin Chronicle seeks story pitches from freelance journalists with a passion for food and proven knowledge of Austin’s culinary industry. Send pitches to Food Editor Melanie Haupt at with the email subject: “FOOD STORY PITCH” (Please no pitches from publicists or promotional content creators.)

news reporter

The Austin Chronicle's news section is seeking Austin-based freelance writers with news reporting experience to cover city and county happenings as well as produce deep-dive features on issues affecting or related to Austin, including but not limited to racial, economic, and social justice, the environment, education, and housing. We are especially interested in bilingual journalists with the ability to speak, write, and edit fluently in Spanish and English.

Interested? Email the news department ( with the subject “NEWS REPORTER” and the following: three published clips (print or digital media) demonstrating knowledge in your field, three story pitches, and a cover letter detailing relevant past experiences and why you're a good fit for the Chronicle.

Please note: This is not a staff position; writers are paid per article. However, we are looking to build long-term relationships with new writers.


editorial intern

The Austin Chronicle is no longer accepting Editorial intern applications for the Spring 2023 semester. Already applied? Applicants should hear back by Monday, Dec. 12.

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