Tacos are such a popular meal in the United States that they have their own day, a sacred weekly occurrence that even NBA star LeBron James celebrates – “Taco Tuesday.” Now, McCormick is taking advantage of the dish’s popularity with a new job announcement: Director of Taco Relations.
The signature spice company announced it is conducting a nationwide search for “anyone ready to take their love for this versatile dish to the next level.” And yes, it is a real job.
The role is a part-time independent consulting job, one that pays $25,000 a month from September-December, totaling $100,000. Even better, it can be a remote position, meaning anyone can apply. The selected candidate will also receive products from the company, including all of its taco seasoning mixes.
Job duties will include working with the brand team to develop new recipes using McCormick seasoning and to travel across the country to visit famous taco chefs and the company’s headquarters in Hunt Valley, Maryland, to take part in a “taco immersion course.”
“McCormick’s Director of Taco Relations will ultimately honor and support the millions of Americans that rely on our taco seasoning every day while keeping McCormick at the forefront of the tacos of tomorrow,” McCormick chief marketing officer Jill Pratt said in a press release.
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McCormick said the creation of this role stems from company research that found Americans eat roughly 4.5 billion tacos a year.
“While taco trends continue to change and evolve, our seasoning has remained the first choice for countless families across the country,” Pratt said.
For those who wish to apply, McCormick is accepting applications up to July 20. Applications must include a video of the applicant showing off their personality and love of tacos in two minutes or less.
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