You might have missed the window to spend the night in the Wienermobile, but if you’re a hot-dog loving traveler who also happens to love very bad puns, Oscar Mayer has a job opening with your name on it.
The company is now accepting applications for the position of Hotdogger, those brand ambassadors tasked with driving a 27-foot-long fiberglass hot dog around the United States, giving TV and radio interviews, handling charity events and grocery story appearances, and meeting the Wienermobile’s adoring fans in towns and cities nationwide. The 12 people chosen will attend meat-and-greets, receive bun-efits, and enroll in a two-week training session at Hot Dog High, where they’ll learn to park the Wienermobile and get a crash course in sausage-related puns.
According to the listing, the ideal candidate will be outgoing, creative, and friendly, with a Bachelor of the Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in public relations, journalism, communications, advertising, or marketing – equally adept at promotions and creating social-media content and pressing the flesh with fans in towns and cities across the country.
A full-time, one-year, paid job for a graduating college senior, the Hotdogger role has been extremely competitive in the past – last year, the company received thousands of resumes for the gig – and there’s no reason to assume it’ll be any less popular now. “With 33 years under our belt, the Hotdogger job continues to be a highly coveted position,” Oscar Mayer associate director Matt Riezman said in a press release. “We’re eager to see who will cut the mustard in 2020 and travel the country on behalf of the Oscar Mayer brand.”
If that sounds like you, you have until 31 January to submit a resume and cover letter via email or mail. As one former Hotdogger put it, “never in your life will it be this easy to make this many people this happy ever again.”