I found this fascinating for many reasons. One being "Are you really serious?" Who on earth would actually find the motivation to apply for this job and then actually think that they'll get it. The criteria is ridiculous, it pretty much lets anyone apply. Ofcourse, I personally know that I would be thoroughly bored swimming all day, taking videos of my self swimming all day and then writing about my self tanning and swimming all day! Oh what a bore.
Ofcourse, we all know that this is a brilliant attempt by the Australian tourism board to show the world some of the amazing places to visit in Australia. Oh and you know what? Good on them! Why not? And good on all the incredible people applying for the position with great hope just like the millions that buy a lottery ticket.
Apart from the cynicism, I am insanely jealous of the person who will win this and insanely in admiration of those that make the effort to apply. I mean to underscore the word 'effort' as watching some of the videos on the site left me quite disappointed. At this opportune moment mid paragraph is where I am going to make the shameless plug for my friend David Griswold who has entered the competition.
Watch his video and while you are there, vote for him. If anything, he deserves the job for having the best TV/Radio voice in the world! The one you hear on the video is completely natural, like I say some people are simply wasted in their day job.