Abbotsford resident makes top 50 in competition for trip around the world

Katie Powell needs community votes in order to make the top 5.

Katie Powell has a chance to win a job as Chief World Explorer.

Powell has made it to the top 50 in a competition – run by Jauntaroo tour company  – to travel around the world for a year and be paid $100,000.

Powell was selected out of over 3,000 applicants from all over the world for a spot in the top 50.

Powell has made a video about her hometown of Abbotsford and hopes to get votes from her community in order to move into the top 5.

To watch her video visit: Katie’s pitch to be a Chief World Explorer.

Take a look at the job description for a ‘Chief World Explorer’.

Desired Attributes:

  • Partial to naps and/or massages on pristine beaches
  • Eager to capture local cultures, foods and activities
  • Enduring of long, grueling flights to exotic destinations
  • Able to capture content and experiences that makes us smile
  • Always ready for adventure and new experiences
  • A naturally engaging, personable, outgoing and descriptive story teller
  • Comfortable on camera; using digital camera equipment
  • Respectful and humble both on and off on camera
  • Generous of spirit in helping others
  • Acts responsibly, professionally and ethically
  • Exhibits patience when faced with challenges

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strong communication and writing abilities
  • Capturing digital photography and videos for webisodes
  • Aptitude with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.)
  • Extensive international travel for extended periods of time
  • Fulfill administrative responsibilities from a home office when not traveling
  • Schedule and coordinate with destinations on upcoming visits
  • Perform local “VolunTourism” activities
  • Represent Jauntaroo as our global ambassador
  • Participate in Jauntaroo corporate and media events as required


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