Chicago Staff Writer

Located in Chicago, IL

Are you the restaurant-savvy person who friends are constantly asking where they should go on a third date? Or the person who always gets asked to pick the restaurant for a group dinner?

The Infatuation is looking for a full-time Staff Writer to run day-to-day operations of our Chicago site. In this role, you’d be writing guides and reviews, writing newsletters, coordinating with photographers, eating at a ton of restaurants, and generally being our eyes and ears on the ground in Chicago.

What you won’t be doing is going to restaurant openings, interviewing chefs, or writing long feature stories about avocado toast ice cream (hopefully that doesn’t really exist). That means you absolutely don’t need to have experience as a professional food writer - in fact, we prefer to work with people who don’t have ties to the industry. The most important thing is that you know the city and its restaurants - from the newcomers to the longtime classics (and everything in between).

Interested? Write a review of a Chicago restaurant and send it to careers@theinfatuation.com. (Read The Infatuation to get a sense of our tone and style. Make it funny.) Tell us a bit about yourself, but no need for formal cover letters. If it seems like a fit, we’ll be in touch.

ABOUT THE INFATUATION: The Infatuation is a website, newsletter, mobile app, Instagram network, and text message recommendation service started in 2009 by two guys who wanted to help their friends find not only great restaurants, but the right restaurant to suit their needs on a particular evening. And that’s still what The Infatuation is built on today. We strive to write restaurant guides and reviews that are both entertaining and useful, so that you can find a spot that’s “Perfect For” whatever you need, be it Date Night or Late Night Eats. The only difference is that these days there are few more of us on the team, and we have a whole lot more friends.

We never accept free meals, special treatment, or compensation of any kind from any restaurants. Everything we eat is paid for via our very own pockets, and our team always dines anonymously. At the end of the day, our mission is very simple: to bring you the most honest and trustworthy opinions on where to eat around the world. And if we can entertain you in the process, even better.

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