Recipe Writer

Wide Open Eats Published: June 18, 2017


Wide Open Eats is a growing online community of home cooks and home makers that focuses on everything from how-to hacks in the kitchen and garden to the publication of original recipe content. We’re looking for a Recipe Writer to work directly with our Managing Editor to rapidly grow the presence of Wide Open Eats in the online recipe community. The Recipe Writer will be a self-starter devoted to publishing volumes of tested recipes and will be dedicated to increasing our presence as a recipe thought leader for the Heartland. This is a fully remote position of 30 hours per week, giving the writer full access to their own kitchen for recipe quality assurance.

The Wide Open Media Group offices are located in Austin, Texas, but we're considering candidates from all areas and the search is not limited to Austin.

This is a contract-to-hire position with substantial potential for growth for the right person. Pay for the position is hourly and will be discussed in greater detail during the interview process.

What We're Looking For:

  • At least 2 years of food service experience
  • At least 1 year of SEO writing experience
  • Knowledge of/experience with WordPress
  • At least 1 year of recipe writing and testing experience
  • Strong understanding of quality recipe content with the ability to create it daily
  • Ability to stay consistently on the pulse of the food world, while translating trends into home cook friendly recipes


  • Previous experience writing for food websites
  • Previous editorial experience in a web writing environment
  • Familiarity with Southern cooking techniques
  • Previous experience in a cooking education environment
  • Familiarity with popular food bloggers' sites and recipe search engines

We look forward to your application!

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