Shark Week & chill? Get paid to watch Shark Week

Love Shark Week? We’ll Pay You $1,000 to Watch it

Put yourself to the test—if you think you’ve got the guts.

When Jaws came out in 1975, the world went into a fear-induced panic over the blood-thirsty, boat-circling monsters that are sharks. But in 2019, the release of “Baby Shark” undid all of that.

Suddenly, sharks were cute, smiley, and pink, and toddlers everywhere begged their parents to play the jingle on repeat.

No matter your opinion on sharks, one thing is for sure: they’re fascinating and polarizing. So much so that the Discovery Channel devotes a week of programming to them every year: Shark Week.

Shark Week has been a thing for 32 years, and every year its pool of fans only seems to grow bigger.

To celebrate Shark Week, we’ll fork over $1,000 to one brave soul willing to watch every minute of 2020 Shark Week. We don’t care if you love lemon sharks more than hammerheads or sand sharks more than a hopeful vegetarian great white named Bruce—over at, we’re not shark-biased.

Details of the “jawb”

Our seasonal  “employee” will tweet and share their favorite Shark Week fact each day, using the hashtag #SharkWeekDreamJawb.

After securing the job, the lucky person will also need to rank each program from least to best in the following categories:


Most entertaining


Most informative


Most fearsome (scariest)


Most surprising

The “job” will begin on Aug 9th, 2020 and last 7 days.

We don’t care if you watch Shark Week in bed, in-between meetings, or at the dinner table (though your family may feel differently): as long as you watch every second of Shark Week 2020, $1,000 is all yours.

The perfect victim (there can only be one)

Did you know that sharks don’t have bones? Did you know that sharks can swim up to 25 mph?

Our winner will share every fast fact and interesting quirk they learn and dispel every false myth. Each day, our winner will document both what they watched that day and what they learned.

But that’s not all.

To be considered for the pick, here’s what we need from you:

  1. You gotta love sharks—enough to celebrate them for a whole week.
  2. You have to be at least 18 years old and a U.S. resident.
  3. You have to be willing to document your Shark Week marathon on your social media.

What you’ll get

$1,000. That’s ten Franklins or one hundred Hamiltons; it’s $1,000 of dough in your bank account—but that’s not all.

If you land the gig, we’ll hook you up with some snacks to tide over your queasy stomach, plus some Shark Week swag (we’re talking Shark Week T-shirts, Jaw-themed socks, etc.).

Here’s what we’ll include in your Shark Week survival package:

Shark on a TV

Streaming access to Shark Week


Snacks to munch on while you stream
(shark gummies, soda—the works)


Shark Week merch


(in case we haven’t harped on it enough)

Don’t wait until it’s too late

If you’re the world’s biggest fan of sharks, don’t pass up the opportunity to earn $1,000 while you watch Shark Week.

Don’t let someone else take a bite out of your potential earnings! Apply before July 27, 2020 at 5 PM ET!

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