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Your Next Job Could Be Road Tripping Around the Country in the Planters Nutmobile

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by Nickolaus Hines Jan 4, 2022

Your next job could be road tripping around the country in the Planters Nutmobile

There are plenty of vehicles that will catch the eyes of passersby on a long road trip, but perhaps none so much as the giant, 26-foot-long Planters branded Nutmobile. This year, the Planters is hiring three “Peanutters” to take the wheel and drive Mr. Peanut around to local events from coast to coast.

The chosen ones won’t be passive road trippers. This isn’t just a road trip for the sake of a road trip, after all. The position is full-time from June 2022 to June 2023, and it has a salary, benefits package (including medical coverage and a stock purchase plan), and the opportunity to earn bonuses on top of the base pay.

Is this the #vanlife dream you’ve been looking to manifest since the start of the pandemic? Probably not, but it certainly is a once-in-a-lifetime way for travel nuts to see the country on wheels. Thank goodness Mr. Peanut didn’t actually get offed at 104 years old in 2020 (Hormel Foods Corp. purchased the brand in mid-2021 from Kraft Heinz Co., and thankfully are riding with the notion that the bar snack icon is alive and well enough to drive cross-country).

Applicants who want a crack at the job should keep a few responsibilities in mind: There will be media interviews, local community events, fans looking for “a nutty time” (as it’s put in a Planters press release), and volunteer projects where the Nutmobile team performs “little acts of substance for their communities.”

The brand isn’t looking for just any peanut allergy free person to fill the position. Recent college graduates with a degree in sales and marketing are preferred, and experience in communications, advertising, or public relations is a plus. Obviously there needs to be some sort of love for travel, too, and a “proficiency in nut puns is a must.”

If you’re just nutty enough to be interested, go to the Peanutter website to submit a resume, cover letter, and short video describing why you’re a fit by January 24. And if you’re on the fence? The official Planters Nutmobile Instagram can give you a taste of what the three Peanutters are in for.

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