Dream Job Pays $5,000 Weekly to Travel the Country Eating BBQ

Grab your bib and go.

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There are jobs that pay better and last longer, but the good folks at Reynolds Wrap are offering a somewhat temporary position that sounds utterly irresistible: Earning $10,000 as their 2019 Chief Grilling Officer (CGO), traveling the USA and eating the best BBQ ribs around.

Yes, seriously.

This is from the Reynolds Wrap web page about the position:

As CGO, you won’t need a comfy corner office because for two weeks in August, you’ll be busy tasting and savoring BBQ ribs from some of the top BBQ rib cities in the country. Along the way, you’ll share tips, grilling techniques and photos on the Reynolds Kitchens® website and social channels, so grilling enthusiasts at home can make drool-worthy BBQ ribs on their own. You’ll also receive a $10,000 stipend along with pre-paid travel and lodging for you and a (very lucky) guest!

If you don’t mind being paid to taste test some of the most delicious BBQ ribs across the country, posting envy-inducing pictures of your food and falling asleep every night dreaming about your next rack of ribs, then you could have what it takes to be the next Reynolds Wrap® Chief Grilling Officer.

Well, that doesn’t sound terrible, does it? It’s not b.s. either. Reynolds launched the position in 2018 and that seemed to go well for a woman named Kari Blanks, as her Instagram demonstrated.

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That’s not someone having a bad time. 

So to put your hat in the ring and follow in Kari Blanks’s footsteps, Reynolds says you should “submit a photo of yourself grilling your favorite recipe along with 100 words on why you’re the best person for the job by emailing careers@ReynoldsWrapCGO.com.”

Lay in a supply of wet naps and your favorite bibs and do it. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 19 at 12 a.m. Central Time.