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Chief Experience Scout - Job Description

About the job

Storylines Inc. is seeking applicants for The World’s Best Job! The role of Chief Experience Scout is a six-month contract, involving sourcing exceptional experiences for the Storylines’ communities at sea. It is a travelling position with flexible working hours and key responsibilities, which include the exploration of amazing and beautiful countries, cities , their cultures and discovering all that they have to offer. You’ll be required to report back on your adventures to the Storylines headquarters in London (and the rest of the world) via daily social media posts, blog, photo and video diaries, video updates and ongoing media interviews. On offer is a unique opportunity to scout for amazing experiences, for the Storylines’ communities to enjoy.

Other duties may include (but are not limited to)

  • Find a home everywhere you go - mingle and immerse yourself in local culture. Identify and discover the places that the locals love. From restaurants, local festivals and events, to vibrant areas untouched by tourists, it is these spots that enhance the Storylines communities.
  • Establish long-term partnerships with local businesses - Uncover off-the-beaten-track experiences and prepare a warm welcome for the Storylines communities.
  • Befriend local ambassadors - Build and maintain a network of supporters who will continue the hunt on the ground after you have sailed onto your next adventure. Stay in contact with these teams on a regular basis and relay updates to the Storylines communities.

About the job package

Being the official Storylines Chief Experience Scout and travelling the world is a pretty unique benefit, moreover the successful candidate will also be paid a total package of up to US $100,000 for the six-month contract. Included in the package are return airfares from your nearest capital city (in your home country) to the Storylines Headquarters in London, as well as accommodation and transport on your adventures on the road. You will also receive travel insurance for the contract period, a laptop computer and a digital camera. The six-month contract commences 1st September 2018.

About the travel route

The Storylines vessels will visit more than 30 port of destinations per year and roam the globe continuously, with a full circumnavigation taking 3 years. To prepare for the maiden voyage in 2019, you will visit major harbours cities and their surroundings around the world. Moreover, you will select unique locations in collaboration with the team and in accordance with the community’s wish-list. You will be travelling on-board cruise ships with our partners whenever possible and will use air and land-based modes of transportation when necessary.

Education/Experience Requirements

A broad range of experience will be considered, but the successful applicant should possess:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Good written and verbal English skills
  • An adventurous attitude
  • Willingness to try new things
  • A passion for travel
  • Ability to engage with others
  • An existing experience/following on social or traditional media

How to apply

Want The World’s Best Job? If you can spare six months to enjoy a life of travel, visiting the most inspiring places in the world and connecting with local communities, you’re already in with a good chance. It’s easy to apply.
Step 1: Create a video application “What’s my Storyline?”.
The video should be in English and in 60 seconds or less, telling us why you’re the best person for the job. Demonstrate your storytelling skills, curiosity and sense of adventure.
Be creative!
Step 2: Fill out a brief application form and upload your video to

Applications open on 2.00pm UTC 12th February 2018 and close 11.59pm GMT 22nd April 2018.

About the application process

Up to 12 candidates will be invited to London, United Kingdom for an interview weekend from the 8th to the 10th June 2018. So, if you want The World’s Best Job, you’ll need to be available to travel to Europe for the final interview of the selection process. You’ll also need to be available to start the job on the 1st September 2018.

Storylines Inc. will select up to 10 candidates. Visitors of will have the chance to select two Wild Card candidates, who will also participate in the final interview selection process. All applicants must be eligible for a short term business visa for the interview selection process and a long term temporary employee visa for the contract period.

Storylines Inc. is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. All content created by the candidates during the application process is the property of Storylines Inc. and may be used for promotional and commercial purpose.