Do you wish you were an Oscar Mayer wiener?
Bad news first. You can’t morph into a mechanically separated meat link. (2020’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 Oscar Mayer car — aka the Wienermobile — across the nation.
“Oscar Mayer is looking to fill 12 open Hotdogger positions, which will kick off in June at Hot Dog High,” the company announced in a press release. “The Hotdogger role is a full-time, paid, one-year job with the opportunity to crisscross the hot dog highways in the iconic Wienermobile vehicle.”
Hot Dog High is a two-week training program where you and 11 other trainees will become “experts in hot dog puns” and learn how to maneuver the oddly shaped vehicle — parallel parking lessons included. After training, you’ll hit the road, traveling to towns big and small, making media appearances and attending wiener-related expos and promotions.
Basically, you’ll be driving your Wienermobile wherever it will generate the most buzz.
According to the application, the 12 positions are open only to recent college grads, with preference for those who studied media-related subjects.
“We need outgoing, creative, friendly, enthusiastic, graduating college seniors who have an appetite for adventure and are willing to see the country through the windshield of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile,” the application stated. “Applicants should have a BA or BS, preferably in public relations, journalism, communications, advertising, or marketing, though applicants are not limited to these degrees.”
Hotdogger applications are officially open 🙌 Click the link if you’re a recent college grad and seeing the country behind America’s favorite hot dog on wheels is your idea of a year well spent 🥓🤟🌭 https://t.co/AeBMAcl0dp pic.twitter.com/XZERT78tsc
— Oscar Mayer (@oscarmayer) January 6, 2020
The company announced on Twitter that applications officially opened Jan. 6. They close Jan. 31.
“Last year, Oscar Mayer received thousands of resumes for the coveted position,” the company stated in the press release. “It’s true that more people have been to outer space than have held the position of Oscar Mayer Hotdogger.”
It may be a long shot. But if you think you’ll make the (cold) cut, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Or snail mail your materials to:
ATTN: Hotdogger Position
560 E Verona Ave
Verona, WI 53593
The company did not specify the salary range for Wienermobile drivers.
Diana Greis, a spokesperson for Oscar Mayer, told Codetic that “Hotdoggers receive a competitive compensation package for recent college graduates, and the experience traveling around the country is invaluable.”
Adam Hardy is a staff writer at Codetic. He covers the gig economy, entrepreneurship and legit work-from-home jobs. Read his latest articles here, or say hi on Twitter @hardyjournalism.