You Can Get Paid to Travel the World for The New York Times

Oct 25, 2018

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Next on the list of dream jobs in which you can travel for free: The New York Times is looking for a new writer to visit some of its top travel destinations around the world.

The job title, “writer at large” will be sent to all of the spots on NYT’s “52 Places to Go” list for 2019, spending a week’s length at each location. This year, the position is currently filled by Jada Yuan, who has been jet-setting around the world on what the NYT describes as “a trip of a lifetime.” Now, the newspaper is searching for adventurous applicants to apply for next year’s slot.

If you’re interested, get your application together quickly. Submissions are open until Oct. 30, 2018.

So what does it take to be NYT’s writer at large? According to the official job listing, they are seeking a “visual-first” reporters and writers that have experience in writing, an active social media presence, are comfortable in front of the camera and have past experience working for a digital news outlet, publication or film/television production company. It also doesn’t hurt if you happen to be well traveled and fluent in multiple foreign languages.

This year’s “Places” list by The New York Times features a wealth of unique and interesting spots from all around the globe. New Orleans currently claims the top must-visit spot in the world, according to the publication, due to its diverse expression and imaginative music, food and language. Following New Orleans is the entire country of Colombia, which NYT described as a “cosmopolitan hotspot” on the rise — with a luxe food scene to boot.

Yuan has had quite the year of travel, and next year — you could, too. Apply to the position here before it’s too late.

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