Lonely Planet Writer

Dream job alert! Get paid $10k to travel the US eating barbecue ribs

If you have two weeks to spare over the summer and are a fan of barbecue ribs, we may have come across what appears to be a dream job.

A plate of barbecue ribs and fries.
Someone will get a dream job eating ribs and travelling the US. Image: Meaghan Skinner Photograph

Reynolds Wrap is looking for someone to travel across the US to taste ribs for two weeks, as part of a position it is calling Chief Grilling Officer. To make the deal even sweeter, you can bring a pal as the position includes prepaid travel and lodging for you and a guest. And, as if that wasn’t tempting enough, you’ll get a $10,000 (€8925) payment as well.

A woman enjoying in smell of grilled ribs.
Reynolds Wrap is looking for someone to travel across the US to taste ribs for two weeks. Image: Dejan Cavic / EyeEm

The person who is chosen for the job will set off around the US during for the first two weeks of August to identify the best barbecue ribs in the country. Along the way, he or she will share tips, grilling techniques and photos on the Reynolds Kitchens website and social channels, so grilling enthusiasts at home can make tasty ribs on their own.

Reynolds Wrap is offering the dream job of a lifetime for all barbecue lovers. Photo by Sornranison Prakittrakoon/Getty Images

“If you don’t mind being paid to taste test some of the most delicious barbecue ribs across the country, posting envy-inducing pictures of your food and falling asleep every night dreaming about your next rack of ribs, then you could have what it takes to be the next Reynolds Wrap Chief Grilling Officer,” says the company.

Barbecue ribs being grilled on an outdoors barbecue.
Someone will be paid to taste test some of the most delicious barbecue ribs in the US. Image: Kanawa_Studio

If the job sounds like a great fit for you, submit a photo of yourself grilling your favourite recipe along with 100 words on why you’re the best person for the job by emailing careers@ReynoldsWrapCGO.com by midnight on June 19. Further information is available here.