This Company Will Pay You $10K a Month to Live in Cancun (Seriously!)

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If you hate free vacations, on-the-house, five-star hotel stays and exploring tropical destinations, you should probably stop reading right now.

We’re serious. If you absolutely despise the sun, and prefer being chained to a cubicle, tapping away at your keyboard eight hours a day, this job isn’t for you (though there are plenty of other opportunities on The Penny Hoarder Jobs page on Facebook).

Now that we have that out of the way, are you ready to hear about the heckin’ most kickbutt job on the dang planet?

The travel technology company behind the website wants to pay you $10,000 a month to document excursions and the culture of the charming Mexican city for six months. You’d be the CEO — chief experience officer. *Adjusts tuxedo shirt*

So What Exactly Does This Dream Job Entail?

Okay, so as chief experience officer you won’t technically be getting paid to take a vacation in Cancun. There is actual work involved. (I mean, depending on what you consider work.)

The CEO is expected to cut videos, snap photos, write about their experiences in the city and share that content on social media channels. (See?)

You’ll also become a subject-matter expert who will interact with local media, attend marketing events and give honest reviews of the area and its attractions. Consider yourself’s brand ambassador.

The gig runs from March of next year through August — that means you’ll pocket a total of $60,000. Plus, everything, including hotel and resort stays, excursions and equipment are paid by the company.

Oh, and if this seems like too much heavy lifting for one single human, you can apply as a team.

Here’s How to Snag This Vacation Dream Job From

You don’t have to be Steven Spielberg, but if you’re an ace with Snapchat video stories, you’ll probably have an edge in landing this gig as’s CEO.

That’s because to apply, the company wants you to submit a one-minute video that shows why you’d be the ideal chief experience officer. I’m guessing they want something exciting, so don’t just set up a tripod in front of your hammock (although, we have nothing against relax-core arthouse cinema).

The application requires a profile picture, and they ask for links to all of your social media accounts. also wants a 140-character elevator pitch — remember what Shakespeare said: Brevity is the soul of wit.

You have until Dec. 17 to apply. But try to submit that video ASAP, because voting has already started for the top 100 candidates.

Voting runs through Dec. 24. Another round runs from Jan. 5 to Jan. 13 to narrow the pool of applicants to 50.

A panel of representatives will then choose the top five for a live interview event that includes physical and skill-based tests.

Now, I’m off to dust off my old video camera. Adios!

Alex Mahadevan is a data journalist at The Penny Hoarder. He’s proud to have invented a film genre in this post.