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Here's How to Land That New York Times Gig That Everyone Is Talking About

by Molly Hunter Korroch Oct 27, 2017

Want to know if you’ve got what it takes to land the best job ever in the history of the world? Scroll down to the flowchart.

If you’re a journalist and haven’t been under a rock for the last few days, you likely noticed the implosion following Monday’s New York Times job listing: “The New York Times wants to hire a journalist to travel the world”

Qualifications include:

    1. A well-worn passport
    1. Ability to recognize starchitects
    1. Fluency in both English and social media
    1. Must be a permanent student of life
    1. “The ability to parachute into a place and distill its essence and to render a compelling tale with words and images.”

As of this morning, 3,100 people have applied. It remains to be seen if this is some sort of Suzanne Collins-esque social experiment. Either way, applications are due on October 31, 2017. May the odds be ever in your favor. (And can we all say a quick prayer for the poor souls who are currently wading through over 3,000 applications?)

Flowchart for New York Times Travel Writer Job

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