One of the most fun projects I get to be a part of is our Dollywood Insider panel. While the Dollywood team loves providing you detailed information about our parks, festivals, lodging properties, and events, we also realize you want tips and tricks from people who don’t receive a paycheck from the place we’re promoting. Enter the concept for Dollywood Insiders.
In 2016, we selected our first group of Dollywood Insiders and they provided such great content, we’ve grown to a current panel of 14. You may have seen their video and blog posts on https://insiders.dollywood.com/.
We will be looking for our third panel soon. Are you interested? Here’s what I’d like you to know:
It’s not a paid gig, nor an all-expenses paid vacation. Yes, there are some tickets and perks involved, but our Insiders are asked to attend events and write about their experiences. They are expected to pitch at least 10 ideas and how to execute as a written or video post. There is a content calendar and panelists are required to meet deadlines.
We’re looking for people who already know and love the Dollywood brand and want to tell others about our destination. We want to work with people who are already planning trips to our park and who would enjoy behind the scenes opportunities. If you are a social media influencer who is newer to the Dollywood brand, we have other options for you to work with us. Start with our media room.
Ideal candidates have a unique guest perspective with an engaged social following. Examples could include—someone who can tell me the best way to enjoy Dollywood’s Splash Country with your grandchildren; a new mom navigating a theme park with a baby; a dad who does all the trip planning; someone who’s single with no kids, but still loves coming to Dollywood.
Those selected will commit to serving on the panel for a year. If you enjoy being an Insider, you can re-apply.
You must be available to attend Dollywood Insider Orientation on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. If selected, you will receive more information about this event.
If all this sounds good, then watch this page for applications to be available beginning Monday, June 4, 2018. The last day applications will be accepted is Monday, July 23. In addition to answering some questions, applicants are asked to submit a two-minute video explaining why they would be a great fit for the next panel as well as a sample blog post.
Our Insider team has a lot of fun and has shared some great tips. Our goal is to get the word out about all that Dollywood has to offer. We’re excited for the future of this panel!