In-person classes have a dedicated instructor to guide you, assignments to help you make progress, and evening meeting times to connect you with classmates. You’ll get a high level of attention and personalized feedback from your instructor while interacting with fellow students to form new connections. Classes include weekly lessons, workshopping, and assignments. There is also an ongoing online discussion forum where you can connect with your instructor and classmates between meeting sessions.
Develop a portfolio with the food features editor at Everyday with Rachel Ray magazine
- Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm ET, 6 sessions full schedule
There's a world of publishing opportunities available to food writers in print, websites, blogs, and review sites. The key is knowing where to look for assignments and how to make the most of opportunities.
In this intensive class, we'll review online and print publications where you can pitch your work -- and how to land assignments that will get attention from foodies. You'll learn the anatomy of a successful food piece, how to conceive of story ideas, and how to create a portfolio. We'll discuss steps to build authority in the food writing community, including creating a food blog or website, and how doing so can leverage your personal brand. You'll also meet working editors and food writers who will answer your questions and share the inside scoop on how to place your story.
Students will leave class with the confidence to kick-start their food writing career and a complete portfolio of articles.
By the end of class, you will have:
A complete portfolio including a news product, profile of a food personality, restaurant roundup, travel piece, and food blog entry.
In this class, you will learn how to:
- Create a portfolio to showcase your work and build name recognition
- Read a food magazine or website with a critical eye
- Draft a pitch that gets an editor's attention
- Adapt your writing to different platforms
- Position yourself as an authority