Become a Contributor
Do you love to write and share your stories? Are you a foodie? Do you love to travel and share your adventures? Do you have delicious recipes you want to share? or have a personal blog you want to grow? Maybe you love your city and want to show off all the amazing things happening around town? Well, we have an opportunity for you! More Than Food is growing internationally, and we’re looking for fresh, exciting contributors to join our team.
More Than Food is an online magazine founded back in 2013 in South Africa to bring together real people sharing straight-forward, honest opinions on topics like food and wine, travel, music and lifestyle content. We also love a good story, a solid opinion piece, a bit of tech news or some stunning photography.
Since then, we’ve grown our contributor base across South Africa and have added roaming contributors in different parts of the world to the team, including Vietnam, Canada, and the United States. We’ve built a solid foundation and have thousands of unique users visiting our website every month. With this foundation, we’re looking to take MTF international. Our vision for More Than Food remains the same – to build a community of actively engaged contributors and readers sharing their stories and experiences.
To be clear, this opportunity to join More Than Food is not a paid writing position. It is an opportunity to have your work published on a community-focused, highly engaged platform with strategic growth plans that you could be a considerable part of.
We want to grow More Than Food to become one of the top resources for restaurant reviews, top picks for coffee shops, the hottest and trendiest bars in a city and where to stay while traveling the world. Our goal is to become a top international destination for what’s hot, hip and happening in any given city around the globe. We’d love to have you join the family and work with us from the ground up.
Why become a contributor to More Than Food?
Well, there are many reasons, but here are a few:
You love to write and you love sharing what’s hot, hip and happening in your city. You already tell all your friends on Facebook before a new restaurant opens or where the best place to grab after work cocktails is — here’s your chance to share your insider tips with the world.
You are the ultimate foodie. You love eating out and indulging in new restaurants around your city or around the world. Whether you’re having Vietnamese street food or dining in a posh top restaurant, eating for you is an experience. Well, we definitely want you on our team. The benefit of sharing your love of food with us will come back to you. How? Most notably through invitations to some of your city’s top restaurants and new kids on the block. We work very closely with PR and marketing agencies in our cities to make sure we’re getting our contributors access to the best possible treats. Trust us!
You’re a professional or home chef and you’re looking for a way to share your recipes with the world. We’ve already got an excellent selection of recipes from some of South Africa’s top chefs and food personalities and we’d love to start showcasing food recipes and trends from around the world.
You have your own personal blog but you’re looking to increase your exposure and get greater reach for the content you’re already producing. Guess what? We welcome the opportunity to publish an excerpt of your full blog post and link back to your site as long as you’re able to contribute at least one original piece per month.
You have a small business and you’d like to share your story. We find that small businesses around the world have some of the most fascinating, behind-the-scenes stories that never get shared. You may already have a blog for your web site but this is your chance to tell the world your story, not just your customers.
You’re a globetrotter exploring the world and want to share your experience! We’d love your photos, journal entries and recommendations in each city you bounce between. We know you’re seeing some pretty awesome stuff. Let us share it with the world together.
We’re also open to discussing video and photographic contributors so if you’re interested, please get in touch.
The main reason to get involved with More Than Food, however, is simple. The written word is a freeing, creative platform and this is your outlet.
Ultimately, we’re looking to build a community of people who want to share their experiences. We believe that the best content comes from real people sharing real experiences and we’re excited to grow the MTF family.
We’d love to get to know you! We want to learn more about you, your interests, and what types of content you’d like to contribute. Fill out our online application form, it should only take 15-20mins, easy-peasy! This gives us the opportunity to see if working together will be a good fit.
Our team reviews contributor applications on a rolling basis, so it might take us a few days to get back to you as we try to find the best fit for our projects. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Send them over to Victoria, our Digital Content Editor at email@example.com. She’d be happy to answer them.
Thanks for taking the time to consider joining our team. We look forward to reviewing your application!
Photos provided by SecretEATS.