Do you wish you were an Oscar Mayer wiener?
Bad news first. You can’t morph into a mechanically separated meat link. (2023’s tech just isn’t there yet.) But the century-old cold-cut meat company is dishing out the next best thing: paid opportunities to drive a 27-foot long Wienermobile across the nation.
“The Wienermobile is an American icon and one of our brand’s most prized assets, making the Hotdogger role an extremely important job,” said Ed Roland, senior brand communications manager for Oscar Mayer. “From traveling to events across the U.S. to regularly speaking with consumers and media on behalf of the brand, Hotdoggers operate as a marketing firm on wheels, providing invaluable experience to recent graduates, while continuing our mission of uniting millions around a love of meat.”
The Oscar Mayer HotDogger job is an extremely coveted role — only 12 out of the average 2,000 applicants are accepted to drive the six Wienermobiles. Each one of the lucky 12 will drive an average of 20,000 miles through an average of 20 states during the paid, yearlong gig.
They’ll work as brand ambassadors, making radio and TV appearances, doing newspaper interviews and appearing at grocery, retail and charity functions. Hotdoggers also pick a nickname — check out “Ketchup Kaitlyn” and “Chaddar Cheese” — to share their travels on Instagram and hand out more than 250,000 Wiener Whistles during the year.
Think you can cut the mustard? Oscar Mayer is looking for:
- Recent college graduates who have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in public relations, journalism, communications or marketing
- Outgoing, friendly, creative and compassionate people with strong communication skills; a love of hot dog puns preferred
- A valid driver’s license, including a good driving record
If your stars align, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] or mail by Jan. 31 to:
Attn: Hotdogger position
560 E Verona Ave
Verona, WI 53593
So if you think you’re up for a year-long ride on the Wienermobile, head over to Oscar Mayer and apply!
Robert Bruce is a senior writer for Codetic.