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Get Paid $7,500 to Travel the World and Attend NFL Games as a Correspondent

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Do you consider yourself a diehard NFL fan? Let’s check your stats.  

Sundays are sacred. You count down the days until the season opener. You have a lucky jersey… and a lucky hat and a pair of socks, too. Your fantasy football league has almost destroyed a friendship. You consider rivalries to be thicker than blood.  

If you caught yourself nodding along, chuckling to yourself “Yep, that’s me!” then boy do I have some news to share.

Courtyard by Marriott is teaming up with the NFL to offer one lucky fan the opportunity of a lifetime: get paid to travel the world attending NFL games — including Super Bowl LIII.

I know, sounds like a fantasy, but this is the real deal.

The lucky winner will get the official title of Courtyard NFL Global Correspondent and travel to four games:

  • Oct. 28: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles in London
  • Nov. 4: Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions in Minneapolis
  • Nov. 19: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Rams in Mexico City
  • Feb. 3: Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta

Not only will the price of tickets, travel and accomodations be completely covered, the correspondent will be paid a cool $7,500. I think that’s cause for an end zone celebration, don’t you?

But here’s the catch: You’re not just attending the games to have a good time — you’re gonna have to put in a little work, too.

On each “reporting trip,” the correspondent will be responsible for creating content that showcases the various types of NFL fandom found around the world. This can mean conducting fan interviews, posting selfies, making funny GIFs or sharing photos and videos of your travels.

How to Become the Courtyard NFL Global Correspondent

Ready to ditch the recliner and watch from the sidelines? The correspondent gig requires more than just a rabid obsession with the game. Here’s what you’ll need to make the cut.

Interested applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a current passport and a current membership with either Marriott Rewards or the SPG loyalty program.

Other qualifications include:

  • A passion for the NFL, obviously
  • A decent amount of knowledge about the game (Tip: Roughing the kicker and running into the kicker are two separate things)
  • A flexible schedule so you can attend the assigned games
  • Comfort being on camera
  • Ability to create engaging content for social media platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to grow and maintain a social media following

To apply for the job, all you’ve got to do is fill out this short form and attach a 60-second video that explains why you’re the best candidate. Hopefully, your video will be better received than Emmitt Smith’s.

And be sure to submit your video before the clock runs out — the deadline is Sept. 23, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Five finalists will be notified by Oct. 1, and the winner will be announced on Oct. 16.

If you don’t get drafted for this dream job, try not to lose your cool.

And in the meantime, just kick back in your recliner, watch your team secure a few Ws and hopefully make it to Atlanta in February.

That is, unless you’re a Browns fan. Good luck with that.

Kaitlyn Blount is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She probably wouldn’t make the best NFL correspondent due to her personal bias. Who dat!

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