Monday, January 19, 2009

The Best Job In The World

If you could dream up the perfect job for Big Apple Angie, what would it be? Perhaps serving as the enthusiastic ambassador to some far-flung tropical destination, scuba diving in the morning and blogging about it in the afternoon? 

Surely by now you've heard of Tourism Queensland's brilliant plan to find an island caretaker for "The Best Job in the World." Since the announcement was made last week, I've received dozens of emails from friends, family, colleagues and media contacts suggesting there's no one in the entire world more qualified for this job than me. After giving this careful consideration for .00001 second, I've taken your suggestions to heart and am throwing my hat in the ring for this exciting opportunity! 

From the Web site: 

We’re looking for someone with an adventurous attitude, passion for the outdoors and good communication skills. A broad range of experience is considered and Tourism Queensland will be selecting applicants based on:

- Enthusiasm for the role 

- Entertainment value (personality and creativity)

- Presentation skills (being media-friendly)

- At least one year's relevant experience

Faithful Big Apple Angie readers will already know why I'm qualified for this job, but for newbies and Tourism Queensland officials, please see below for a brief bio.

Big Apple Angie is a publicist at the world's largest public relations firm. She lives in a tiny apartment in Hell's Kitchen, a colorful neighborhood on the West Side of New York City, the center of U.S. media. Angie is equipped with five years experience in travel + tourism marketing and publicity. Her expansive travel client roster includes various international hotels and resorts, Caribbean island nations, large metropolitan cities, airlines and top travel Web sites. When Angie isn't busy landing her clients feature stories in the nation's top newspapers, magazines and television programs, she's blogging about her globetrotting adventures at and writing articles in local and national publications like Seventeen and In 2008, Angie was featured in Glamour magazine, was on the cover of AAA Going Places, was interviewed by Al Roker on The Today Show and was part of the cast for a nationally syndicated radio show on dating. A gifted blogger, journalist, TV/radio personality and publicist, Angie is ready to exceed Tourism Queensland's expectations for this position. 

In addition to her professional qualifications, Angie is an enthusiastic explorer and all-around travel fanatic. She enjoys cliff jumping, scuba diving, trampolines, hiking, attempting to surf and seeking out exciting experiences off the beaten path. While her travels have lead her to breathtaking encounters with sharks in Hawaii, to the dusty streets of Bolivia, to the catacombs of Paris and to the pitch black jungle caves of Belize, Angie has never visited the wonders of Australia. Her thirst for new experiences and enthusiasm for The Best Job In The World make Big Apple Angie the ideal candidate for this unique experience.

Readers, you'll start to see changes here at Big Apple Angie. I want this job more than anything, so come along for the ride as I do my best to persuade Tourism Queensland that I'm just what they're looking for. 

Q: How can I help you, Big Apple Angie?

Comment on this post and have your friends do the same. The more comments I get, the better chance I have of improving my chances and driving traffic to 


Jamie said...

I can't think of anyone in the entire world who would be more perfect!! Australia better get ready for Big Apple Angie! :)

Amy R. Upshaw said...

This is so exciting! I hope to hear about many Australian adventures!

lauren said...

If I had to give 4 adjectives to describe BAA, they would be Adventurous, Passionate, Entertaining (always!) and Quirky. How fitting that these are all qualities Australia is looking for in an Island Caretaker!

Certainly this job is meant to be yours! Go get it Ang, best of luck! :)

Suzanne Rowe said...

If Big Apple Angie doesn't get this job - then no one should...SHE'S PERFECT!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes ! This job has your name on it! Nobody better. What an adventure. Go for it !! Watch out for the sharks.

Darla said...

Ange, This is your calling!
All your experience in the Bahamas, snorkeling,scuba diving,
para-sailing. You expertise in the written word! Your photography..
this is your job, babe!
Go for it girl!

Anonymous said...

BAA, you are perfect for this!!! Can you please send me a postcard? :) Good luck in the land down under!

Anonymous said...

I seriously think you could do it! How cool would that be?!?!? Is it like a permanent thing??? Dude, you're SO in like flinn!! you got it all!!

on a side note, your highlights of last year alone are pretty flippin impressive! radio personality?? I need you to elaborate on that one =)

Yuяi said...

You need to go for it Angie! This job reeks of you!

Anonymous said...

Angie is one of the most impressive young people I have ever known, and I have known her all her life. There is nothing she cannot accomplish and nothing that she cannot do. She speaks 3 languages and is a perfect fit for Australia. She can handle any situation including plane crashes. She is an expert in the advertising field and has the ability to promote an idea or adventure. Angie can take a picture an portray it in words, which is why she is so good at her present job. She works easily and extremely well on her own. She has the ability to quickly improvise in the strangest of situations. Good luck and Australia needs your expertise and attitude ! PAPA

Audrey said...

Seriously - this job was created for you. AND your blogstalkers will be so excited to hear about your fantastic adventures down under! Just give the word and we'll pop open the bubbly!

Unknown said...

Angie, you are perfect for this job! How exciting... I hope you get it.

Anonymous said...

You are the coolest person I know. First you get yourself on The Today Show dressed as Sarah Palin…..then you make a highlights reel of yourself….then you scuba dive with sharks in the Bahamas…..and now you’re ninja-ing around doing samurai moves.

Girl you are one interesting person… should be Charles Gibson’s ABC New’s “Person of the Week!!!”

pDogg said...

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