Back in the day, the classic theme song for Oscar Mayer hot dogs was, “oh I wish I was an Oscar Mayer weiner.” And while no genie is going to grant that strangely disturbing wish, you might be able to get the next best thing: a job driving one of the six Weinermobiles, giant hot dog trucks that travel around the country promoting Oscar Mayer.
Technically titled a “Weinermobile Spokesperson,” the job is yours if you want it – and apply – through January 31, 2024 according to Yahoo! Finance.
But what does a Weinermobile Spokesperson do, you may ask? According to the official job posting, the good news is that it does not seem to involve constantly cooking and distributing hot dogs, despite what I have imagined the job involved for, oh, say, my entire life. Instead, you’re essentially a spokesperson for the brand. The truck drives around the United States for a one year term, appearing at “over 200 events,” as well as “pitching and appearing on local television, radio, or newspaper media.” You’re also expected to create social media content for the brand, and perhaps most importantly maintain the truck, and coordinate travel arrangements.
Despite the lack of non-stop hot dogs for 365 days, there are perks to the job beyond getting to drive the world’s coolest truck (sorry, Optimus Prime). The base salary for the job is $35,600, plus a weekly allowance of $150 for meals and personal travel. There are also 18 days of paid time off, a full health benefits package, and all hotel expenses covered. And not one to forgo a good pun, Oscar Meyer’s parent company KraftHeinz noted, “If you relish in the chance to hitch a ride in a 27-foot Hot Dog supporting one of the world’s most iconic brands, the Hotdogger program is the place for you!”
That said, if you’re in high school and have always dreamed of running away in a giant hot dog… Sorry. A Bachelor’s Degree is required for the position, “preferably in public relations, journalism, communications, advertising, or marketing, though applicants are not limited to these degrees.” You’ll also, and this probably goes without saying, need a driver’s license, a favorable driving record, and be legally authorized to work in the United States.
You also need to not be sad that you don’t get to eat hot dogs three meals a day, and I would say I was tricked about that from the first time I glimpsed the Weinermobile, but again, that’s on me, not Oscar Mayer.
If you’re looking for the Weinermobile application, it’s linked here, and good luck to whoever becomes the next Weinermobile driver! Everyone else? Keep on wishing.