There are plenty of things to love about Australia; the stunning landscapes, idyllic beaches, adventure sports and, of course, cute and unique animals. Now you could have a new job that would involve looking at stunning images of the country all day as Tourism Australia is looking for a new global manager of their social media.
“Ummm Mum – you’re blocking me out of the photo!” – Nine-month-old koala joey Camira isn’t camera-shy; in fact, according to staff at @tarongazoo in @sydney, she’s growing more confident every day. She may be hanging on tight to patient mum Willow in this photo, but it won’t take long before she becomes fully independent. And if you’re wondering what her name means, it’s an Aboriginal name meaning ‘of the wind’.
The successful candidate will be responsible for content for the wildly popular Australia Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, as well as the website. With millions of followers inspired by their vivid images, there’s lots of scope for creativity and fun with this role.
“I like to call this look my weekend face!” 😆 This cute quokka on @rottnestislandwa seems pretty pumped that it’s Friday, but to be honest these critters genuinely look stoked all of the time; life on ‘Rotto’ in @westernaustralia is pretty awesome, after all. They’re super friendly too so don’t be alarmed if one hops right up to say g’day. Photo: @daxon
A photo posted by Australia (@australia) on Jan 12, 2017 at 10:39pm PST
Of course, it’s not just about the incredible quokka selfies or drool-worthy Melbourne food creations. The manager will also be responsible for the global social media strategy, use data analytics, have a keen mind for commercial relationships and manage the organisation’s small social media team.
— Australia (@Australia) January 22, 2017
Oh, one more thing. You’ll also be colleagues – of sorts – with Chris Hemsworth, who is Tourism Australia’s global ambassador. We’re not saying you’ll be chatting by the water cooler, but who knows what the future will bring?
If you’re keen to learn more insider knowledge about the role, outgoing manager Jesse Desjardins has written a piece on what he describes as “one of the best jobs in the world”. Desjardins has built a “well-oiled machine” with the global Tourism Australia operations and gives plenty of useful tips and tricks to get you past the interview stage as well.
If you’re not quite ready for the manager role, there is also a one-year contract for social media producer up for grabs. If it’s a true dream job for you, however, you’ll have to be quick. Applications for both roles close tomorrow, Friday 27 January, so prepare to burn the midnight oil to get yours in on time.
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