Someone has said it right: There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch but then how about travelling for free and then getting paid for it? Sounds cool? The New York Times has invited enthusiastic travellers to wander the world researching destinations for its annual 52 Places column.
What they are looking for is good writing skills and an understanding of sharing the stories of the locals. The candidate has to go to every destination on the list given by the NYT and tell them the story of each place and the “story of life on the road”.
This year, Jada Yuan had won the chance to discover the world. This is a temporary position and the registration for this role will close on October 30, 2018.
The candidate should also have media experience and should have fluency in speaking English, expertise in social media and facility with digital devices. If they understand multiple languages, it will be an added advantage.
Moreover, he/ she should have documented travel in writing, social media or elsewhere. They should be active on social media via writing, photos and video. Having worked at a media organisation is necessary qualification and they should be comfortable on camera.
NYT will prefer if the candidate has travelled to several destinations, especially in the last six months. They should have an experience of shooting and producing videos as well. The application form is available on the NYT official website.