Ramada by Wyndham is seeking a foodie social media influencer with “strong writing skills” to become its first-ever “Chief Eats Officer” for a special assignment in 2023. Jenny Southan reports

The temporary role will demand the “Chief Eats Officer” travels the world sampling food and sharing photos in real-time on the hotel brand’s social media and marketing channels.

It sounds like a dream job but how much do they get paid? Ramada by Wyndham, which has properties in 63 countries, says it will give them a “reward” of US$10,000 for up to three weeks’ work, plus a US$150 a day for ground-based travel expenses.

The brand will cover hotels (in Ramada by Wyndham properties) and flights, and also provide an upgrade to Wyndham Rewards Diamond membership and “bucket-list travel experiences”.

Stephanie Kendrick, brand leader and vice-president of operations for Ramada by Wyndham, says: “Food is the key that opens the door to new cultures, which is what Ramada by Wyndham is all about, inspiring travellers while connecting them to new global experiences.

“Our Chief Eats Officer will have the chance to fully immerse themselves in the best of Ramada and the many destinations it has to offer, all while bringing along a global audience to share in every moment of their life-enriching adventure.”

The Chief Eats Officer’s responsibilities will include travelling to up to eight countries and documenting a curated list of “must eats” on social media.

The Chief Eats Officer’s creative content and experiences will be featured on Ramada’s brand website and social media channels to “help inspire other travellers to sample the world with Ramada”.

Qualifications required:

  • Active and proficient on various social media accounts (TikTok and Instagram preferred).
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • At least 21 years old with a valid passport.
  • Availability to travel for up to three weeks during summer 2023.
  • Self-confessed foodie.
  • Strong writing skills (required for blog writing).
  • Comfortable working remotely and on deadline.
  • Must follow all applicable Covid-19 protocols based on the requirements stated by each country to be visited.
  • Applicants must be a resident of Argentina, Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand, Turkey, the UK or the US.

How to apply:

Post a public video via TikTok tagging @RamadabyWyndham and #RamadaCEO describing what makes you the ideal candidate to be selected for the opportunity.

Video submissions should be at least two minutes and applicants are encouraged to demonstrate food and travel flair, as well as storytelling skills and social savviness.

Applicants applying via TikTok must follow @RamadabyWyndham to be considered. Alternatively, applicants may email their video to [email protected].

You should also include your country of residence in the video. If applying via email, please include handles to your active personal social media accounts. Accounts must be public to be considered. All entries must be submitted and received by 11:59 p.m. ET on November 14, 2022, in English.

Ramada by Wyndham will select the winning “CEO” on or around the week of December 19, 2022. For more information visit ramada.com/ceo.