Job Offer: Travel the World For a Year For The New York Times

You love to travel and enjoy it so much that you are willing to pay to do it — that is a likely conclusion to assume if you are reading The Gate — but how would you like to get paid to travel for one year?

Job Offer: Travel the World For a Year For The New York Times

The New York Times annually recommends 52 Places to Go, which pertains to “one place to dream about exploring each week. The list is an ambitious forecast of which beaches will remain unspoiled, which starchitect-designed museums will live up to their renderings and which culinary treasures are worth hopping a flight to eat.”

For 2018, The New York Times is seeking at least one ambitious traveler to become a correspondent who will travel to every destination on that list and turn it into an itinerary by telling the story of each place and the story of life on the road — and that person could be you if you meet the following qualifications:

  • Has traveled to several destinations
  • Have documented travel in writing, social media or elsewhere
  • Is active on social media and has expertise with it
  • Media experience is required
  • Is fluent in English; and familiarity with languages beyond English is a plus — though it is not a requirement
  • Has prior experience at a magazine, publishing company, newspaper, digital publication, film or other media organization
  • Can use digital devices with ease
  • Can commit to a full year

How to Apply For This Job

To apply for this job, please write a memo answering the following questions:

  • Do you have a passport?
  • What was your most recent trip?
  • What is the most interesting place to which you have been and why in 500 words
  • A 500-word memo outlining the themes you would like to explore during your travels

Attach your memo along with links to your social media accounts — such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Medium and Snapchat as six examples — writing samples and photography samples.

For more information about this job and to apply, please visit the official job listing site of The New York Times.

The New York Times is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.

Summary

There is no information pertaining to compensation for whomever The New York Times hires for this job.

“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 distill its essence and to render a compelling tale with words and images.”

Is that person you? If so, what are you waiting for? The job was posted earlier today and no notice has been given as to when applying for the job expires; so apply today!

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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