Global Experience Scout - Job Description


About Storylines

Storylines is designing co-living/co-working experiences on-board residential cruise ships that are permanently circumnavigating the globe. We are establishing partnerships with corporate remote work solutions, online to offline educational programs, and digital nomad communities.
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About the job

Storylines is seeking applicants for The Best Job in the World! The role of Experience Scout is a six-month contract, focused on discovering exceptional experiences for the Storylines communities at sea. This is a traveling position with flexible working hours. Responsibilities include the exploration of beautiful countries, vibrant cities and their surroundings, and discovering their unique cultures and natural environments.. You’ll be required to report your adventures to the Storylines Headquarters in London and to the rest of the world via daily social media posts, a blog, photo and video diaries, as well as media interviews.
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Key Responsibilities

  • Mingle and immerse yourself in the local culture.
    Find the Storylines community a home wherever you go. Identify and discover the places that the locals love. From restaurants, cultural activities, exceptional excursions and events, to vibrant areas untouched by tourists.
  • Establish long-term partnerships with local businesses.
    Uncover off-the-beaten-track experiences and prepare a warm welcome for the Storylines residents with each partner. Negotiate the best deals for Storylines.
  • Scout for local ambassadors.
    Build and maintain a network of supporters who will continue the hunt on the ground after you have sailed on to your next adventure. Stay in contact with these teams on a regular basis and relay updates to the Storylines community.

The package

Traveling the world as the official Storylines Experience Scout is a unique benefit in itself.

Moreover, the successful candidate(s) will be granted a total budget of US$100,000 over the duration of the contract. Covered by the package are one return airfare from your nearest capital city (in your home country) to the Storylines Headquarters in London, as well as accommodations, and transportation on your adventures. 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.

The travel route

The Storylines vessels will visit more than 30 ports per year and will roam the globe continuously, with a full circumnavigation taking 3 to 5 years. To prepare for the maiden voyage in 2019, you will visit major harbor cities and their surroundings around the world. Moreover, you will select unique locations, in collaboration with the team and in accordance with the first year itinerary. You will be traveling onboard 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. As a minimum requirement, the successful applicant possesses:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Good written and verbal English skills
  • An adventurous attitude and willingness to try new things
  • A passion for travel
  • Ability to proactively engage with and approach others
  • Experience publishing on social and traditional media, blogging and vlogging are a plus

How to apply

Want The Best Job In The World? 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 on the theme: "What's my Storyline?".
The video should be in English and tell us in 60 seconds 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 storylines.com/jobs/thebestjob/apply.html

Applications open on 2.00pm UTC, 14th April 2018 and close 11.59pm GMT, 30th June 2018.

About the application process

Up to twelve candidates will be invited to London, United Kingdom for an interview weekend on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2018. If you want The Best Job in the World, 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.

All applicants must be eligible for a short-term visa for the interview selection process in the UK and no particular constraints to travel the world for one week at each destination.

Ten candidates will be selected by the Storylines team.

The general public will have the opportunity to select two additional applicants, by voting on their video submissions.

We will provide you with a link to your video. Share it with your friends and ask them to vote for your application.



Storylines Ltd is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, 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 Ltd and may be used for promotional and commercial purposes. By submitting your application you agree to the terms listed on this page.