Skip to content

Art Predator Gets Best Mom, Ben Southall Gets Best Job in the World!

May 6, 2009

Above is the application video for the winning applicant for the Best Job in the World as Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. The announcement was made today, AUS time. Congratulations, Ben!

Ben has tons of energy and enthusiasm, and can actually write his way out of a box. He’s a published print journalist, he’s widely traveled and he’s used social media along the way. He does all the requisite sports, he’s charitably minded, he’s in his mid-30s, and he even has a BS.

If you’ve followed the contest at all, his writing, his enthusiasm, and his charisma on camera made him not only a very competitive candidate, but clearly the winner.  Although I think Erik R’s the best writer (he’s a professional journalist), creative and skilled with social media, it was obvious to me that they weren’t going to choose someone with a family.

Here are the twitter announcements from Queensland Tourism:

Congratulations to Ben S from the UK who will start with TQ as our caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef on the 1st of July.

See where it all began.. Watch Ben S’s original 60sec audition video #islandreefjob http://cli.gs/BenS Please RT

Congrats to @Bensouthall, caretaker for the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Video of announcement http://cli.gs/t1AVEm

So of course I still think I’m the best one for the job. Let me know if you have a great opportunity for me–I’m on the look out! I’m open to adventure and working hard! (Ben, if you need any help or want a family perspective, you know where to find me–here!) Watch my video here:

Hmmn, should I apply for the Best Wine Bloggging Job for Murphy-Goode? From Wine Predator:

Murphy-Goode Winery in Sonoma County presents their version of the “Best Job in the World”–drinking their wines with great meals for $10,000 a month for six months and blog about it.

Interested? Make a one minute video why you want the job:

KEY DATES

April 28, 2009 — Application Opens

June 19, 2009 — Application Closes

June 26, 2009 — Top 50 Candidates Announced

July 7, 2009 — Top 10 Candidates Announced

July 14 — July 18, 2009 — Final Interviews

July 21, 2009 — Candidate Selection Announcement

August 15, 2009 — Work Begins

! Go here for more details: http://tinyurl.com/clropq or murphygoodewinery.com.

This may be the video to beat:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 6, 2009 9:07 pm

    Holey Mackeral, that sounds like the perfect job for you, $60,000 and free food and wine! Go for it!

Trackbacks

  1. Art Predator Gets Best Mom, Ben Southall Gets Best Job in the World! Video

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Pull That Cork

Wine makes our life more fun.

The Writer's Den

A Community for Writers

Always Ravenous

Adventures in Food and Wine

Joy of Wine

"Wine cheereth God and man." -- Judges 9:13

Vineyard Son Alegre

Organic Wine And Olive Oil From Santanyí, Mallorca (Spain)

L.M. Archer

wordsmith | consumer, b2b + b2c

What's in that Bottle?

Better Living Through Better Wine!

ENOFYLZ

My humble wine blog

Jenny True

An excruciatingly personal food blog

foodwineclick

When food and wine click!

The Flavor of Grace

Helene Kremer's The Flavor of Grace

The Swirling Dervish

Wine Stories, Food Pairings, and Life Adventures

ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

Living La Vida Vino!

Dracaena Wines

Our Wines + Your Moments = Great Memories

L'OCCASION

a reason for wine

OkieWineGirl

A Wine Drinker Rambling about Wine

Drifting Through

Welcome to the inner workings of my mind

Sonya Huber

books, essays, etc.

THE GRAPE BELT

Drinking, Thinking, Cooking, Eating, Reading, Writing, Traveling, Talking ~ The Essentials of the Wine Life ~

The Weekly Sift

making sense of the news one week at a time

poor mexican gone

Yesterday's stories shed light on the way forward

ROCKIN RED BLOG

A Song in Every Glass

Cindy Ross

Author | Speaker

trailtraveler

Get your copy of Mile 445 today at Amazon.com!

Laura Grace Weldon

Free Range Learning, Creative Living, Gentle Encouragement, Big Questions, Poetry, Occasional Drollery

From Insults To Respect

A Guide To Anger And Conflict Resolution

Wes Chyrchel

Consultant · Early Stage Advisor · Project Advisor

Burners.Me: Me, Burners and The Man

Snarky. Cheeky. Grumpy. Dopey. Never Bashful.

Travel Wine Chick

Elizabeth Smith: Traveling Media Specialist and Freelance Writer

L'esprit de Vin

A wine blog with food for thought...

The Wine Wankers

G’day, you’re at the best wine blog ever! We're all about wine; without the wankery.

Wine Verbiage

verbiage about wine & life

Small Epiphanies

A BLOG BY G.P. WAYNE

Paul reflects therapeutically

Thoughts about writing about thinking

the drunken cyclist

I have three passions: wine, cycling, travel, family, and math.

RIDGE VINEYARDS

Exceptional Single Vineyard Wines Since 1962

%d bloggers like this: