Dream Job Alert: Paid Bacon Critic Wanted
Most people go to journalism school with grand aspirations—to chronicle life on the front lines in a conflict-ridden war zone; to sit down with titans of industry and world leaders with the hopes of finding out what really makes them tick; to explore the world’s darkest corners and give voices to the voiceless. And, some people just want to eat bacon.
If you happen to be the latter, Time Inc. has the dream job for you. The media empire just launched Extra Crispy, a shiny new website that focuses on all things breakfast and brunch-related. Among the new positions they’re looking to fill is that of—you guessed it—Bacon Critic.
According to the listing, the only real credential you need to land your dream job is “serious writing chops, an unmistakable voice, a sense of adventure, and an insatiable hunger—for bacon.” The applicant can live anywhere in the country, and “will spend a three-month appointment researching, writing about, obsessing over, and critiquing bacon.” The ideal candidate also “needs to be opinionated and thorough in his or her research, and will be expected to eventually decide which bacon is the best in the country.”
If you think you fit the bill, all you have to do is write a 600-word essay centered around your best bacon memory. If the team at Extra Crispy like what they read, then soon you might be the one bringing home the bacon by, well, bringing home the bacon.
Cook your bacon in this Lodge 12-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet, and let us know if you plan on applying for Extra Crispy’s Bacon Critic job.