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McCormick is hiring a taco czar, offers $100K paycheck for 4-month 'dream gig'

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Calling all taco connoisseurs —McCormick & Company (MKC) is hiring a "director of taco relations" for a short-term stint, and it comes with a pretty hefty paycheck.

On this taco Tuesday, the food company known for its spices officially announced the new, four-month contract position, which pays $100,000 (or $25,000 per month). Applicants must be 21 years of age, a U.S. resident, be available to sign a contract by the end of August and work up to 20 hours a week from September 2021 to December 2021. 

The incumbent should have a pretty hearty appetite as well, addressing hard-hitting questions like "Which are better, soft or hard shell tacos?” according to the release. 

Daily responsibilities include keeping up to date on taco trends, "trolling TikTok", developing content for a "Taco Tuesday" social media series and lots of taste tests to encourage taco lovers alike to crave the latest creations. 

Friends home taco party.
Friends home taco party.

The job advertisement — coming in the midst of a widely chronicled staffing shortage that's squeezing the restaurant industry — appears to be a shameless plug for taco seasoning, one of McCormick's hottest products. In the past year the company says the item flew off of grocery shelves at a rate of more than 200 packets per a minute.

“While taco trends continue to change and evolve, our seasoning has remained the first choice for countless families across the country," Jill Pratt, McCormick's Chief Marketing Officer, said in the release.

The taco czar "will ultimately honor and support the millions of Americans that rely on our taco seasoning everyday while keeping McCormick at the forefront of the tacos of tomorrow," Pratt added.

The role will require the ability to work remotely and attend virtual meetings, while 10% of the role will require the newly-named director to travel across the nation to visit "famous taco restaurants and chefs," and McCormick's headquarters in Maryland.

In order to apply, taco lovers must submit a two minute or less video highlighting their favorite recipes, taco tips and tricks, favorite taco themed-trivia and fun facts, taco experiences, go-to topping. In short, McCormick wants applicants to describe why the role is "your dream gig." 

Applications close next Tuesday, July 20 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Brooke DiPalma is a producer and reporter for Yahoo Finance. Follow her on Twitter at @BrookeDiPalma or email her at bdipalma@yahoofinance.com. Check out her latest: