100.7 Jack FM - For Immediate Release

By Joe Nelson


Tourism Australia is currently running The Best Jobs in the World campaign, for a chance to win one of six dream jobs in Australia.  The first round of the competition had over 600,000 applicants from every country in the world.  Jack FM's own Emily Maguire has made the cut and is now in the top 25 for Chief Funster for New South Wales, based in Sydney.

In 2009, Tourism Queensland hosted the original Best Jobs in the World campaign. It resulted in one man being given his own island for six months and sharing his experiences with the world. He and the campaign received so much press about living the ideal lifestyle that the campaign has been brought back.

This time around the jobs being pursued by the lucky 150 applicants who were shortlisted are as follows: Lifestyle Photographer, Outback Adventurer, Park Ranger, Tastemaster, Wildlife Caretaker and Chief Funster.  The Chief Funster position will entail travel throughout the state as the social media commentator for NSW, appearing at all the major tourism launches, PR events and industry functions. Emily would also work behind the scenes of Sydney Festival, Mardi Gras and Vivid Festival, all leading up to the spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks on Sydney Harbour.

In order to advance to the final three and be flown to Australia, Emily has been tasked with generating advocacy and media attention about why she is the right person for the job. This portion of the contest has to be executed by May 7th.  On May 15, Tourism Australia will announce the top 3 candidates for each position.

"Making the top 25 on a global scale is no small feat.  No matter the outcome, it's exciting to see Emily and America's Finest City in the spotlight worldwide in such a positive way!” said Mike O’Reilly, program director for JACK FM. “Stay tuned to the DSC and Jack FM for updates as Emily's journey continues to evolve.”

For over a decade, Emily has been the producer of San Diego's longest running, top rated morning radio show, Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw. While she loves her job and San Diego, she’s long dreamed of living down under.  “We get one life to live to the fullest and I’ve only ever regretted things I didn’t do,” Maguire said,  “To stay true to myself, I had to chase this once in a lifetime opportunity.” You can follow her on this once in a lifetime journey at Facebook.com/emilyjanemaguire

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