Job Hunting? Apply to Be Entenmann's 'Chief Donut Officer'

The contest includes cash prizes and free doughnuts for a year.

By Ethan L. Johns
May 07, 2018

Image: Entenmann’s/Facebook

So you applied and were rejected from the Chief Taco Officer position at Moe’s Southwest Grill. Maybe your credentials weren’t up to snuff or maybe it was just a case of bad luck. Tough toodles. Get back on that horse and keep applying, because your dream job is out there.

You could, for example, become the “Chief Donut Officer” at Entenmann’s Bakery—a job so sweet that it’ll provide you with free sweets for a year.

On Tuesday, the doughnut brand launched a contest for the purpose of filling that very position. Interested individuals need only answer a few doughnut-themed questions relating to the very important task of doughnut valorization. If you think you’ve got a great idea about new doughnut flavors, you’re the right one for the job. Responses will be judged on originality, creativity and level of passion for Entenmann’s doughnuts.

One enterprising winner will earn the title of “Chief Donut Officer”—an honor that comes with a $5,000 cash prize, branded doughnut swag and a one-year supply of Entenmann’s doughnuts. Four runners up will win $1,000 cash prizes and a one-year supply of doughnuts.

“Timed to our favorite holiday of the year—National Donut Day—we want to honor our biggest fans by officially welcoming one to our Entenmann's family,” said Entenmann’s director of marketing Jason Amar in a statement.

National Doughnut Day falls each year on the first Friday in June. It was first organized in 1938 to pay tribute to the “Doughnut Girls” of the Salvation Army, who originally served coffee and doughnuts to soldiers in the trenches during World War I. Some even fried up doughnuts inside of soldiers’ helmets.

So while you won’t need to be frying up dough on the frontlines, the Chief Donut Officer will be faced with other challenges—like eating a year’s supply of doughnuts. Apply on, candidates!

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns