Foodie Opportunity at the Gazette!

The Daily Hampshire Gazette is looking for a local restaurant and food-beat freelance reporter.

The writer would post newsy and interesting short articles to a GazetteNET-hosted blog at least three times a week. The posts will run from 150 to 400 words.  Entries will focus on the world of local restaurants and food providers: new eateries, chefs moving from one restaurant to another, what’s hot on the seasonal menus, farmer’s markets, new cooking styles/techniques in the Valley, etc. These posts must be well-sourced, brightly written and suitable for publication in the daily paper.

The blog entries will be collected and published every other week in Hampshire Life, the Gazette’s Friday magazine. The feature replaces a review column, No Reservations. The magazine is seeking to broaden its coverage by offering more useful news about the restaurant scene. The posts will not be reviews.

The page will credit and promote the blog. The freelance position pays $200 a month.

Anyone interested in the assignment should contact Kristin Palpini, the Hampshire Life/Features Editor, by phone at (413) 585-5240 or by email


About journalismprof

Steve joined the journalism faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in August 2007 and has been working to incorporate multimedia across the curriculum. Since arriving at UMass, Steve has developed three courses modeled after his multimedia journalism course. The courses allow students to work in teams in a newsroom-like environment where they work on packages -- using video, audio and photos to tell stories. He is also working with students on developing, a news Web site staffed completely by students. Steve has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and reporter for print and online publications, including 10 as an editor at He also edits part-time for with the NFL and college football network.
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