Chief Uno player needed for £3,500-a-week role

Something for the weekend: Toy firm Mattel has advertised for a chief Uno player to help promote its new Uno Quattro game.

The job is advertised as paying $4,444 (£3,500) a week to play the game over a four-week period in New York, starting in September. The successful candidate will need to challenge competitors to a game of Uno Quatro, and also teach the new rules to fans in an engaging way.

The position really does involve a range of tasks; the candidate will also need the patience to be able to sit for long periods, lift and carry 50lbs, and be happy to set up playing tables and tents.

The job will also generate a degree of stardom in that the candidate will need to create and star in social content for various Uno games, and take part in interviews and appearances. The successful candidate will need a love for the Uno brand and an outgoing personality.

Ray Adler, vice president, global head of games at Mattel, said: “We’re constantly looking to create new ways for fans to engage with Uno, and with the nationwide search for the first-ever chief Uno player, we’re bringing in-person gameplay to fans in a way they’ve never experienced before.

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“We’re thrilled to offer a position to the ultimate Uno player to help introduce our brand-new game, Uno Quatro, to the world. Who wouldn’t want to spend their afternoons playing Uno, and best of all, getting paid while doing it?”

The Employee Benefits team can definitely see the value in game playing: team building, engagement, and the bonus of getting paid to pull a wildcard on your opponent!