Yelp is hiring its first ever food photographer, here’s how to apply

Do you like taking photos of your meal? This job is for you.

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If you’re just as excited to take a photo of your delicious dish as you are to eat it, this gig might be the perfect role for you.

On Thursday, Yelp announced the hiring of its first-ever lead food photographer. The company is looking for a passionate food photographer who whips out their phone to capture the creative content of their meals while dining out, whether it’s a carefully curated dish at brunch or a ‘a drool-inducing slow-motion video clip of the juiciest burger. in the city.

The successful candidate for this role will visit local hidden gem restaurants across the United States, photographing their favorite dishes to share on the Yelp website and social media channels for a two-month period, extending from December 1, 2023 through January 31, 2024. In addition to winning the title of this coveted position, the brand’s food photographer will receive a hefty $10,000 stipend for their efforts.

So how do you become Yelp’s chief food photographer? You can apply for the position here until October 7, 2023. Submit an application with up to 10 photos and a 30-60 second video explaining why you should be chosen for the position, and boom, you’re in the running. It should be noted that the photos entered must be images that you have already uploaded to Yelp. If you’re not sure how to add your photo, Yelp’s support page is here to help. Contestants will be judged on the quality of their photography, social media skills, and overall love of local restaurants. (For more details on how this all works, visit the official rules page.)

If you’re convinced and ready to apply, Yelp trends expert Tara Lewis has some helpful tips to help your application stand out.

“If you’re going to eat out, be sure to check the restaurant’s Yelp page beforehand to check out the dishes you don’t want to miss. Be sure to clean your camera lens for sharp, high-quality photos. quality, and observe natural light to get the clearest, most vibrant and most appetizing images,” shared Lewis. “Don’t be afraid to experiment with distance and angles to explore depth, dimension, texture and atmosphere; embrace the rule of thirds by adjusting your camera settings to take photos with a grid , which will also guide you towards a more balanced photo composition.”.

The lucky winner will be responsible for creating two blog posts in addition to capturing content for the company’s social media accounts while visiting two restaurants per month during their short-term stay. For inspiration, check out Yelp’s new list of the most photographed restaurants of the year. Oh, and you don’t need a fancy camera or extravagant gadgets either; Arm yourself with your phone and you’re ready to go.

We don’t know about you, but this contest seems like the perfect excuse to order one of everything on the menu.

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