Want a Job You Can Relish? Apply Now to Drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

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The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile vehicle is seen outside of the New York Stock Exchange, July 18, 2011. Diane Bondareff/AP Photo

When you were a kid, what did you dream of becoming when you grew up?

Maybe you thought you’d be a doctor, so that you could help people when they were sick. Or maybe you dreamed of being a firefighter, saving lives and rescuing scared kittens from trees.

Or maybe, just maybe, you knew all along that you wanted to be a Hotdogger.

What’s a Hotdogger, you ask?

Why, a Hotdogger is a person who drives the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, of course!

Yep, that’s a real thing.

Oscar Mayer is currently looking for people to drive its famed Wienermobiles around the country, bringing wiener-shaped happiness to people across the U.S.

But What Does a Wienermobile Pilot Do?

As an Oscar Mayer Hotdogger, you’d spend one year driving around the country, making radio and television appearances, doing newspaper interviews and attending grocery store, military and charity events. You’d be “your own traveling public relations firm” and would be in charge of pitching TV, radio and print media, and organizing promotions.

Because this job isn’t just about driving a giant wiener around, candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in something like public relations, journalism, communications, advertising or marketing — though that’s not a hard and fast list.

You should, however, be creative and friendly and have a big appetite for adventure.

Become an Oscar Mayer Hotdogger

Apparently, everybody wants to be a Hotdogger. The application process is said to be pretty competitive, with as many as 1,200 people applying for just 12 spots.

But don’t let that deter your dreams! If you have “a love of people, a winning smile, driving skill and a desire to crisscross the country,” you’re already a pretty solid candidate.

And as if the honor of telling people you spend your days piloting a hot dog isn’t awesome enough in itself, there are some additional perks that might make your mouth water: You’ll receive a competitive salary plus expenses, benefits and meat-themed (I’m guessing) clothing.

You’ll also receive a company car (well, duh) — but it’s definitely shaped like a giant wiener.

We’ve reached out to the company to learn more specifics about pay and benefits, and we’ll update this post when we find out more information.

If, after reading this, you relish the idea of driving the Wienermobile, then you must(ard) apply to become a Hotdogger.

Oscar Mayer is accepting applications until Jan. 31, 2018, so if you still haven’t started working on your resume, you have plenty of time to ketch-up.

To find out more about what it’s like to be a full-time Hotdogger and to download an application, visit the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile website here.

I wish you the best of luck, and I hope to see you out there living your giant-hot-dog dreams next year.

Wienerspeed, my good friend.

Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s all out of hot dog buns puns.

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