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If you're clued in in the kitchen, wise to what goes on behind the concierge desk, or keyed into major players in the foodservice and hospitality world, there's a wealth of writing gigs you might never have thought to pursue at trade publications. You don't need to be a life-long grocery store guru or award-winning restaurateur to pitch, either. Talented reporters who can prove their writing chops can earn the chance to provide news and analysis that food industry experts need to stay on top of their businesses. With tight budget constraints, many mainstream culinary mags and trade publications are turning in-house for their writing needs. But for some, freelance opportunities are growing even more, and a compelling, well thought-out pitch will catch an editor's attention. We talked to five food and hospitality editors at both print and digital trade outlets to find out how you can get your next freelance idea on their menus....
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