At The Infatuation, we’re on a mission to create the most trustworthy and useful restaurant recommendation platform in the world. In October 2021, The Infatuation was acquired by JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the U.S. The acquisition affords us the funding of a major bank, as well as the distribution for The Infatuation to become a household name. With these new resources, we will be expanding and growing quickly, with the hopes of reaching a more expansive and diverse audience.
We’re looking for a new restaurant critic and writer in New York City. If you’re thinking, “well, that sounds like a pretty great gig,” we’d have to agree with you. In this full-time position, you’ll spend your nights checking out as many restaurants as possible, and your days writing about them, alongside a talented, dedicated team of smart, funny people who love exploring this city.
There are a couple key things we’re looking for, in order of importance.
You’re an exceptional, compelling writer. This is a writing job – we’re looking for someone with a distinctive voice who feels comfortable writing in our talk-to-me-like-a-friend style.
You know NYC really, really well. You’re not new to NYC and can talk about different neighborhoods with nuance, going well beyond the overplayed clichés. You’re interested in why people might eat in different restaurants, are curious about how people live their lives in the city, and feel comfortable making commentary about it all.
You love going out to eat and never get tired of it. This position is a writing job, but it’s also very much an eating job – you’ll get a $30,000 annual restaurant budget. If that sounds amazing rather than intimidating to you, let’s talk.
There are no strict requirements about previous work experience, but we’re looking for someone who can write quickly and efficiently without too much hand-holding, so we’d be eager to talk to experienced writers, reporters, and editors who are comfortable working on deadline. If you’re applying for this role, you should be based in NYC and comfortable working in an office in a hybrid capacity.