One week ago Aflac fired Gilbert Gottfried from his job as the Aflac Duck mascot the company is in search of new talent. Gottfried, who has voiced the duck since it was introduced in 2010 was fired after the comedian made numerous Japan Earthquake jokes via Twitter.
While speculation first floated around that another celebrity would take over the role, Aflac has decided instead to open up auditions to the general public. According to Aflac Chief Marketing Officer Michael Zuna, the company will accept 30-second audio and video files and then pick the beck Aflac duck squawk impression.
Just be aware, the company want’s “interpretations” of the Aflac duck squawk and not necessarily a dead on
“There’s a lot of undiscovered talent in the US. We’re calling it America’s best job.”
The company also plans to hold six live auditions in major cities.
If you want to be the next voice of Aflac you must submit your audition video or audiotape by April 1.