Dream Job Will Pay You To Travel The World

by : UNILAD on : 21 Oct 2017 18:32

If you have ever dreamt of being paid to travel the world, well, your dreams may now come true.


That’s because the New York Times is looking to hire a travel writer who will spend a year doing just that.

Where do I apply?


Each year the paper puts together an infamous list of the 52 Places To Go to in the coming year, one adventure for every week.


And now they are looking for someone to visit these places while documenting their travels on social media and writing about their adventures.

Best of all the job was only advertised yesterday so there is still plenty of time to apply.


The advert says:

This year, we want at least one ambitious traveller to turn our wish list into an itinerary.

We are seeking a writer who will go to every destination on our list and tell us the story of each place and the story of life on the road.

The ideal candidate is a permanent student of life and astute documentarian of the world.

This person should have a well-worn passport, the ability to parachute into a place and distil its essence and to render a compelling tale with words and images.

Media experience is required, as is fluency in English, expertise in social media and facility with digital devices.

Familiarity with languages beyond English is a plus though not a requirement. This is a temporary position.

In order to apply all you have to do is send in your CV, a cover letter with links to all of your social media accounts and examples of your writing and photography.



The paper also asks you to describe in your cover letter your most recent trip, the most interesting place you have been to in 500 words and the themes you would like to explore during your adventure, also in 500 words.

In terms of qualifications the candidate should be well travelled, previously documented their adventures, is active on social media and has prior experience at a media organisation.

This really is a dream role!

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