Tourism Richmond is on the hunt for the ultimate food blogger
One Lucky Foodie Will Embark Upon 365 Days of Dining at 365 Different Richmond, BC Restaurants
Tourism Richmond is on a global search to find a food-loving hyper-communicator and adventurer at heart. Hoping to capitalize on the international rise in culinary tourism, Tourism Richmond is employing a blogging mastermind who can vividly convey the many restaurant offerings online through the written word, photography and video.
“Richmond’s Foodie Blogger” is a one-year contract role with a salary of $50,000, apartment and living compensation (negotiable upon final selection) and a daily stipend for all restaurant meals. And to help burn off all those daily restaurant samplings, the job even includes a one-year membership to the Richmond Olympic Oval (home to a 23,000 square foot fitness centre). Open to anyone around the world eligible to work in Canada for 12 months, applications for this unique role are open March 1 to 31, 2012.
For a transparent and authentic experience for both the blogger and his/her followers, content will be determined by the selected candidate with minimal input from Tourism Richmond. Richmond’s Foodie Blogger will, nevertheless, be provided with all the resources and tools necessary to effectively navigate the city.
The selected applicant is required to visit at least one of Richmond’s 800+ restaurants per day, post online content daily, manage community engagement across various social media channels and must demonstrate a willingness to explore all that Richmond has to offer outside of its food scene.
Interested bloggers can apply online via Tourism Richmond’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/RichmondBC) starting March 1. This is a genuine candidate search and a standard interview process will apply. Tourism Richmond will review all applications and whittle the list of prospective bloggers down to 10 finalists. All finalists will then partake in two rounds of interviews before Richmond’s Foodie Blogger is selected. Applicants outside of BC will likely be interviewed via Skype.
For all Twitter chatter related to the 365 Days of Dining campaign, refer to hashtag #Richmond365.