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August 13, 2009

Great Barrier Reef blogger seeks assistants

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If you missed out on the dream job to document online the amazing Great Barrier Reef, you could be one of four lucky people to scoop a role as an assistant.

Reports suggest that Ben Southall has been so busy that he’s not had enough time to document his experience, hence the need for help.

From August 26, Tourism Queensland will begin accepting applications for “The Best Experience in the World”. read more

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May 7, 2009

Brit scoops dream Great Barrier Reef blogging job

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Remember that cushy blogging job advertised a few months ago – a six-month, live-in contract to promote the Great Barrier Reef?

A lucky Brit has scooped the job, picked from thousands of applications and a shortlist of 16 finalists.

Ben Southall described himself as “the adventurous, crazy, energetic one” and “practically a fish”, winning over the four-person selection panel in a selection of challenges on Hamilton Island. read more

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January 14, 2009

Best blogging job? Promote the Great Barrier Reef

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The Australian state of Queensland has advertised for an “Island Caretaker”. Forget the humdrum image the word “caretaker” conjures up and instead focus on the specifics.

It’s a six-month, live-in contract with flexible working hours that requires the successful applicant to explore the islands of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, discovering more about it and then editing a promotional blog that will promote it to an international audience.

It pays the equivalent of US$100,000, and is described as “The Best Job In the World”. read more

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