Become a Content Creator for Smoked BBQ Source

Do you love barbecue and want to get paid to do it more often?

If you’re obsessed with barbecue and rate your pitmaster skills, we want to hear from you. 

Hi I’m Joe, the founder of this website. I created Smoked BBQ Source 5 years ago with the goal of creating the most helpful resource for amateur pitmasters and anyone who wants to learn about mastering the art of grilling and smoking meat.

We are growing rapidly, and looking to bring on more creative pitmasters who want to share their BBQ skills with the world. 

What’s in it for you

  • Get paid to barbecue! – Rates vary based on your skills and experience but expect to earn at least $150-$250+ per recipe you create.
  • Reach a huge audience – Your work will reach our audience of over 1,000,000 monthly views from barbecue fanatics who are hungry for new recipes and tips.
  • Get free products – From time to time, we’ll send you free grills and accessories to test out and write about.
  • Join a fast-growing BBQ media company – We are a small but scrappy team so you’ll have lots of opportunities to take on responsibilities and learn new skills.
  • Work as much or as little as you want – As a freelance contributor, you can send in content once a month or 2+ times per week from anywhere in the world.

What we are looking for

We want to work with awesome people that take barbecue seriously and love to share their experience.

You don’t have to be a professional chef or compete in barbecue competitions, but you should definitely know your way around a smoker. 

You also don’t have to be the world’s best writer. We’ll give you plenty of training to help you succeed. You should be comfortable creating your own recipes, writing instructions, taking photos, and doing some basic photo editing. 

If you are the kind of person who rushes to post your creations on Instagram or Facebook barbecue groups after every cook then you should definitely apply. 

While we are primarily looking for recipe creators, you can contribute in a range of areas including:

  • Creating delicious recipes
  • Writing detailed how-to guides
  • Sharing your opinion, tips & tricks on a variety of topics
  • Reviewing products

The focus is barbecue and grilling, but we also cover pizza making, sous vide, charcuterie and more so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to flex your creative muscle. 

Don’t like the sound of writing? We’re also looking for video creators who want to share their experiences with our audience.

Skills you’ll need to succeed:

  • Ability to create awesome recipes from the concept stage all the way through to recipe writing, photography, and working with our editorial team.
  • You need to be a good communicator, capable of writing recipes and instructions in an easy to understand way like you were talking to a friend at the pub.
  • Ability to go in-depth into a topic. The more nerdy and in-depth you can go the better.
  • You should be able to take decent photos. You don’t need a super fancy DSLR camera, a modern smartphone will be fine!
  • Able to work with an editor and take on feedback
  • Use Google Drive and Google Docs to share work and collaborate

We want people who can become regular contributors. You should be able to contribute one piece of content per month (more is a bonus!).

Apply to become a contributor

If you would like to join our team just fill out the application form below so we can get to know you better. We will be in touch within a day or two to discuss the next steps.