Probably the coolest job in the world: Opera is looking for a personal browser, a person to browse the web and share their experience with the world

Coolest job in the world: Opera is hiring a personal browser

The Norwegian company is opening a dream position for anyone hooked to their computer screens. The winning candidate will be compensated with $9,000 for the two week personal browsing stint. Opera is looking for the unvarnished truth, no matter how weird, funny or boring it is. 

Oct 21, Oslo, Norway – To browse the web like you usually do and get paid for it – what sounds like a dream gig is now reality. The Norwegian browser maker Opera [NASDAQ: OPRA], known for its non-default browsers and other products used by 380 million people around the world, has opened the application process for a personal browser.

“We tend to focus on numbers and graphs and on keeping our users anonymous. It’s time to let them speak up and show us who they really are. We want the unpolished truth,” said Maciej Kocemba, product director at Opera.

Regardless of the person’s activity on the web, Opera is interested in finding the weird, the real and the true: the things people do on their non-work-related, personal browsing time.

The browser is the place where your online life happens. We are curious to see the real faces behind the clicks. Whether you’re a nun streaming death metal at night, a fitness guru who bookmarks cake recipes all day, or a biker looking for knitting tutorials, we don’t judge,” added Kocemba.

Applications are open to the entire population of the world, with the sole requirement that they be true. Instead of a traditional application process, everyone interested is asked to submit a 15 second video where they talk about the most relevant browsing moment of their life. It can be anything from a funny incident to a dead serious revelation. 

During the 2-week personal browsing period, the personal browser will be surfing the far corners of the web with occasional challenges from Opera’s social media team and users.

The successful candidate will get paid $9,000 (€8,000) for the 2-week stint and receive the first personal browser title from the company. 

More information about the vacancy and the full description of the role can be found here.

About Opera

Opera is a global web innovator. Opera’s browsers, news products and fintech solutions are the trusted choice of more than 380 million people worldwide. Opera is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange (OPRA).