Saturday 18 November, 2017

Wanted: One journalist to travel the world

One lucky journalist has the chance to travel the world courtesy the New York Times.

Every year, The New York Times recommends 52 Places to Go, one place to dream about exploring each week.

The list is an ambitious forecast of which beaches will remain unspoiled, which starchitect-designed museums will live up to their renderings and which culinary treasures are worth hopping a flight to eat, the newspaper said on the site advertising the opportunity.

They are looking for one at least one ambitious traveller to turn their wish list into an itinerary.

"We are seeking a writer who will go to every destination on our list and tell us the story of each place and the story of life on the road. 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," the NYT said. 

Among the places on the list are: 

The Atacama Desert in Chile

Agra, India

Zermatt, Switzerland

Tijuana, Mexico

Hamburg, Germany

Penzance, England

Osaka, Japan

Stockholm, Sweden

Gabon

Napa Valley, California

Read the full list here

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • Traveled to several destinations.
  • Have documented travel in writing, social media or elsewhere.
  • Is active on social media.
  • Has prior experience at a magazine, publishing company, newspaper, digital publication, film or other media organisation.
  • Can commit to a full year.

To apply, candidates must write a memo answering the following questions:

  • Do you have a passport?
  • What was your most recent trip? 
  • What’s the most interesting place you’ve been and why? (500 words)
  • A 500-word memo outlining the themes you would like to explore during your travels