If you’re a soon-to-be college graduate and would rather spend the next year traveling the country than landing a desk job, Oscar Mayer has an opportunity you may not want to pass up.
Submissions are now open for the 36th class of “Hotdoggers,” which, if you’re accepted, will put you behind the wheel of their 27-foot Wienermobile to travel and “meat” Oscar Mayer fans around the country. (Warning: There are even more hot dog puns ahead.)
As a Hotdogger, you’ll be employed as a paid, full-time employee of Oscar Mayer. The gig includes benefits (or bun-efits, as the company calls them) and by the end of the year, you will have averaged 20,000 miles and visited 20 states.
You’ll be representing the brand in radio and television appearances and at grocery stores, charity functions and other events and will be tasked with driving and maintaining the fleet of six Wienermobiles, creating social content and handing out more than 250,000 Wiener Whistles each year.
“The Wienermobile is an American icon and one of our brand’s most prized assets, making the Hotdogger role an extremely important job,” Ed Roland, senior manager brand communications for Oscar Mayer at The Kraft Heinz Company, said in a press release announcing the openings for the 2023 Hotdogger positions. “From traveling to events across the U.S. to regularly speaking with consumers and media on behalf of the brand, Hotdoggers operate as a marketing firm on wheels, providing invaluable experience to recent graduates, while continuing our mission of uniting millions around a love of meat.”
There are 12 Hotdogger positions available. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in public relations, marketing, journalism or advertising, but the gig is open to other majors as well. You have until Jan. 31 to apply.
If you think you have what it takes (or if you “cut the mustard,” as Oscar Mayer says), you can apply by visiting their website, where you will first need to make an account. You can also send in your resume and cover letter by email or regular mail if you prefer.
The Wienermobile has gone through a lot of changes since its introduction in 1936. Yes, it is nearly 100 years old!
In fact, Oscar Mayer announced two new types of Wiener vehicles — a WienerDrone and a WienerCycle — just a few years ago. These join the WienerMini, WienerRover and Wienermobile to round out the WienerFleet. And in 2018, they added the Super Hotdogger, a jetpack-powered Hotdogger.
While there are now multiple mobile Oscar Mayer wieners, take a look at what the Wienermobile looked like when it first hit the road:
Do you have what it takes to be an Oscar Mayer Hotdogger?