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Get paid $1,000 (and a new phone) to show off Minnesota's 'great outdoors'

An online company is looking for a 'Chief Adventure Officer" as a promotion.

If Minnesota is known for one thing, it is the ample natural spaces that regularly put it near the top of environmental and "green" rankings.

Now, one company plans to pay an ambitious adventurer $1,000 to document one of the North Star State's outdoor offerings.

WhistleOut - which is, apparently, an online price comparison tool for cell phone plans - is running a promotion to find a "Chief Adventure Officer." Despite the fancy title, this individual will serve as an independent contractor and simply "snap some pictures with a phone" of their state's "great outdoors," the company says. 

Payment for the winner is $1,000, a smartphone and up to $500 in reimbursements for travel expenses.

Whomever WhistleStop selects will have four key responsibilities:

  1. Plan a trip to a "scenic outdoor destination" in their state.
  2. Find a new smartphone (up to $1,000), which WhistleStop will then send to the winner.
  3. Take "captivating photos" of the state's "natural beauty" using said phone.
  4. Share the images on social media.

You can apply right here by answering some questions - including whether you follow WhistleStop on various social media platforms. The company says it isn't looking for a professional photographer, but someone who is "adventurous at heart - the type of person who’d rather be climbing a mountain than bingeing the latest Netflix hit."

Applications are being accepted until 7 pm. central time on May 21, and the winner will be announced one week later on the company's YouTube channel.

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