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Traveling the world is pretty much a dream come true for most people. Pretty much the only way it could get any better would be to get paid to explore the globe. If that sounds like a real-life fantasy to you, then prepare your resume, because the New York Times is hiring a “writer at large” to do just that!

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To be specific, the writer would visit all 52 destinations on their 2018 “Places to Go” list… over the course of the year. It’s definitely not a task for the faint of heart, but for those up to the challenge, it’s a dream come true. From their job posting:

The ideal candidate is a permanent student of life and astute documentarian of the world. This person should have a well-worn passport, the ability to parachute into a place and distill its essence and to render a compelling tale with words and images.

Other requirements include previous travel and travel writing experience, an active social media presence, media experience, and, of course, the ability to spend a year traveling. You have to be ready to try local delicacies, explore natural wonders, and tour the most interesting museums and attractions. Rough life, right?

So where might you expect to be visiting? A few of the places on 2017’s list includes exotic destinations like Botswana; Osaka, Japan; Stockholm, Sweden; Cyprus; Kingston, Jamaica; Nepal; and Budapest, Hungary as well as hidden gems like Detroit; Greenville, South Carolina; Sedona; Ketchum, Idaho; and Birmingham, Alabama. Basically, by the time 2018 is over, you’ll be a bona fide globetrotter.

Applications are due by October 31st, so get your resume ready ASAP!

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