Next Best Job in the World

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Remember the competition for the Best Job in the World? Well, elite travel company Mason Horvath is offering up the chance at the Next Best Job in the World and it’s pretty amazing.

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Mason Horvath is, “a company that was created around people that want extra care and attention in their travel,” said Dean Horvath, COO when we met at the Shangri-La downtown. “More of our focus is on unique once-in-a-lifetime luxury travel experiences that you can’t just find walking into your average travel agency.”

They’re on the lookout for a new Elite Travel Correspondent and they’re hosting an online search for someone who will travel to the most exotic, exclusive and opulent travel destination around the globe.

Possible getaways include enjoying a private candlelight dinner on the Great Wall of China, racing Ferraris through the twisting back roads of Tuscany, and spending the afternoon picnicking in the middle of the Moroccan dessert — hence the Next Best Job in the World title.

Horvath noted that most people are usually very excited to hear about what they can do for their clients and they just wanted to find a better way to share what they do with the rest of the world.

The Elite Travel Correspondent will have a salary of $50,000 US and throughout their six-month adventure (August 1, 2009 to January 31, 2010) and will be required to provide online content such as blog posts, Twitter updates, and videos about their experiences. They will be able to record and report the fascinating things about the striking destinations.

However perhaps that largest part of the adventure is scoring the job itself. “Based on the submissions we’re going to narrow it down to five people and then we’re going to take those five people to a five-star resort and do a sort of playoff, ‘Survivor meets Apprentice style’ on the luxury experience at that resort,” said Horvath.

The final contestants will battle it out during a series of online episodes where each day someone will be eliminated until Mason Horvath has their winner.

“Basically we want somebody that is entertaining and engaging,” said Horvath. “The experiences themselves will be interesting, but we need to have somebody that’s watchable that’s likeable that’s funny, charismatic, that’s going to carry the tempo of it as well.” They will also definitely need someone who will be able to travel for six months straight.

The ultimate itinerary will be determined based on its compatibility with the winner and then the online reporting begins. The deadline for submissions to be considered for the job is May 27, 2009 and the “final five” will be whisked away to their playoff destination in June.

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  1. jamieWednesday, April 15th, 2009 — 4:34pm PST

    Sounds awesome, I am definitely applying! Can’t wait to see who wins!

  2. JennyWednesday, April 15th, 2009 — 5:48pm PST

    If it’s supposed to be the next best job in the world why do they make you fly economy? I would think if it’s so awesome you’d get to go first class.

  3. KathyWednesday, April 15th, 2009 — 7:11pm PST

    Did you see that the best job in the world still has a Vancouverite in the running? Add /erik to the link you put up to see his profile. Pretty cool if one of our own got it!

  4. JoshThursday, April 16th, 2009 — 12:44am PST

    As far as I understand it this thing was originally only going to be open to the top 50 candidates from the original Best Job in the World contest but it got so much flack from the contestants that it was opened up to everyone. And reading top 50 Vancouverite Anny Chih’s blog it looks like it’s a pretty rotten deal to boot. He’s getting a lot of bad press on the web and considering the amount of work and the pay it’s not really a good deal at all. For a campaign that is trying to piggyback on a great opportunity it seems cheap and crappy.

    here’s a link to Anny’s thoughts on the topic: http://annychih.com/category/the-best-job-in-the-world/

    Josh

  5. jamieThursday, April 16th, 2009 — 9:22am PST

    Hey Josh, what’s your job? I bet it isnt better than The Next Best Job, which sounds pretty sweet to me!

    Anny sounds bitter because she got booted out of the contest. Nobody likes sore losers!

  6. Dean Horvath Ignores Anny | Anny ChihSunday, April 19th, 2009 — 5:03pm PST

    […] anyways. The interest in this campaign seems to have taken a nose dive. Even with Vancouver blogger Miss 604 endorsing the campaign (despite having had no interest in covering the original Best Job in the […]

  7. HowardFriday, April 24th, 2009 — 8:23pm PST

    What a scam! The old rule, if it is too good to be true, it probably is. When you go to http://thenextbestjob.com it says this now:

    Hello, and thank you for checking out The Next Best Job.

    Due to unforeseen events last week in the Canadian tourism industry, we have
    unfortunately been forced to postpone The Next Best Job competition. We thank those who
    have submitted applications and you will all be notified should the contest resume.

    Thanks again for your interest and good luck in all your endeavours.

    Dean Horvath, and the Next Best Job team

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