[Reprinted from last week, for those who may have missed it the first time!—eds.]

The Mercury is looking for a new food/restaurant/drink critic to add to our stable of great writers. COULD THAT BE YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW? Let's find out:

The successful candidate will have extremely strong and snappy writing skills, a passion for food and drink, and an intimate knowledge of the Portland restaurant scene. Reporting skills are a definite plus, as is prior food criticism experience.

Duties include writing one restaurant review per week for the print edition, and publishing at least three blog posts per week here on Blogtown. This is a FREELANCE position (not a part-time or editorship position—though that can certainly be discussed in the future) which allows the candidate plenty of time to have other employment, and this person can choose their own hours—as long as deadlines are met.

Pay is $100 per week, and meals eaten for review purposes are paid for (within reason of course) by the Mercury.

Interested parties should email me here and include the following:
• A cover letter describing why you're so awesome.
• A resume that includes pertinent experience.
• Up to six published food writing clips (blog posts are acceptable, as are PDFs and URLs). No published clips? NO PROBLEM. Send in a 600 word review of a place you've eaten at recently.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 (for all you late bloomers). The Mercury is an equal opportunity employer.