Mattel Wants To Pay Someone Almost $18,000 To Play Uno For a Month

Some people believe in “work hard, play hard,” but a new job opening at Mattel is offering the chance to do both at the same time. Following the smash hit success of the Barbie movie, the toymaker is gearing up to get another of its famous brands out there with the help of its first-ever “Chief Uno Player.” Uno, which was created in the 1970s and went on to be crowned the world’s bestselling card game, has seen multiple special editions over the years. Mattel recently released its latest twist on the family favorite, Uno Quatro, which the company describes as “a classic four-in-a-row challenge with a twist.” As part of its marketing strategy for Uno Quatro, the California-based firm is hiring its very first Chief Uno Player to help get the word out, offering the successful candidate $4,444 a week for 4 weeks. The job involves challenging strangers to play Uno, creating and starring in social media content for various Uno games, teaching others to play the card game, and hosting livestream videos. The Chief Uno Player is expected to work 4 days a week in New York City between Sept. 13 and Oct. 7, but Mattel noted that the dates of the 4-week assignment are subject to change. Applicants must be comfortable with interviews and appearances, willing to offer exclusivity when it comes to brand partnerships, be physically able to sit for long periods, and be able to carry 50-pound loads. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents over the age of 18 are eligible to apply, with applications being accepted only via TikTok. Applicants must submit their video application by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 10, answering a series of questions including, “What’s your best memory playing Uno?” and “Why shouldn’t we SKIP you as the Chief Uno Player?”