The Best Job Ever

Explore national parks. Travel the country. Share exciting stories. Wish it would never end.

Thank you for applying to be a member of our National Parks Centennial scout team. We received inquiries from hundreds of highly qualified applicants. But of course we could only choose one team. We appreciate your time and effort and enthusiasm. And I can tell from the applications that you’ll still be out exploring this summer!


Dennis Lewon


The job: We’re hiring a two-person team that will hit the road with backpacking gear and a simple agenda: Explore national parks, find great adventures, and meet some of the 280 million people who visit America’s parks every year. Then share those experiences on our website and social channels, in the pages of the magazine, and at events. The job will be full time for approximately one year, starting in June 2015.

Qualifications: Proven photo and video skills; success using social media to engage people; excellent writing and public speaking skills; at least five years of backpacking experience, or equivalent; love for travel and adventure.

How to apply: 

Submit the following information using the form below:

Essay: Write a 100-word description of why you’re the best candidate.
Video: Please supply a URL for a 15-second video you’ve created of a place you love (doesn’t have to be wilderness).
Website: Please supply a URL for a blog/website that has examples of your writing and photography.
Social posts: Please supply a URL that has examples of your social media posting.

Application deadline: May 1, 2015