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The New York Times Is Looking for a Writer to Travel the World

Travel Jobs
by Eben Diskin Oct 24, 2018

The New York Times, probably the most prestigious publication in the world, wants to pay you to travel the world and write about it.

Every year it compiles a definitive list of the top 52 places to go — one for each week of the year — and sends a writer at large to explore each one. This year, it could be you.

According to the job advertisement, the successful candidate will “know how to share without oversharing, will bring destinations to life through the people who inhabit them, and are logistical masters.” Applicants should also have sufficient media experience, with a thorough understanding of social media and other digital devices. Fluency in English is required, and knowledge of other languages is encouraged, but not mandatory.

Here are the required qualifications for the position:

  • Has documented travel in writing, social media, or elsewhere
  • Is active on social media via writing, photos, and video
  • Is comfortable on camera
  • Has worked at a digital outlet, a film and television production company, or other media organization

Here are the preferred qualifications:

  • Has traveled to several destinations
  • Has traveled in the last 6 months
  • Has experience shooting and/or producing video
  • Fluency in foreign languages

Last year’s lucky winner was journalist Jada Yuan, whose travels took her to Rwanda, Serbia, Spain, Estonia, Italy, and dozens of other countries around the world. To become the New York Times’ next globetrotting journalist, review the official requirements here and apply before October 30th.

H/T: The New York Times

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