The Southern Foodways Alliance seeks an experienced reporter/producer to create five 20-23 minute episodes for the award-winning Gravy podcast. The episodes should explore the Alabama Black Belt, and will air in Summer 2021. Payment for this batch of 5 episodes will be $17,500, all-inclusive. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2021. To hear previous Gravy episodes, visit www.southernfoodways.org/gravy. Email marybeth@southernfoodways.org for more information, or to submit an application.


Gravy tells stories of the changing American South through food, broadly defined. We always want stories with a strong sense of character and place. If you have a strong, clear story idea, you should be able to sum it up in the following sentence: I’m telling a story about X, and it is interesting because Y. 

Pitches to Gravy podcast should be made to marybeth@southernfoodways.org and include: 
—7 episode ideas, outlined in approximately one paragraph per episode. SFA prefers to organize each season around a broad theme. For this batch, the Alabama Blackbelt is the theme. The reporter/producer may narrow the focus if desired. Ultimately, 5 of these pitches will be reported. All pitched stories will remain confidential.
—Link to a relevant sample of your previous radio or podcast work

SFA staff will follow up with a phone conversation before making a season assignment.