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Food Writers and Editors

Employment Prospects


Approximately 189,840 writers and editors are employed in the United States. Food writers and editors work for a variety of employers. Magazines, newspapers, online publications, television and radio stations, book publishers, food/beverage manufacturing companies, and food/beverage trade associations all hire food writers and editors. Many food writers and editors work on a freelance basis, as well. Many employers are found in large cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, but virtually any geographical area served by a large newspaper will offer opportunities for a food writer or editor.  

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