Tweed boy's new job all play
YOU could argue Josh Sim is one of the luckiest kids on the Tweed.
The Casuarina 12-year-old recently landed himself the dream job of a toy reviewer for popular kids’ magazine Dmag.
“I was really excited when I found out,” Josh said.
“I’ve only reviewed one toy, but so far it’s been really fun.”
Josh’s younger brother Zac, 10, also thinks his brother’s new job is pretty cool, especially when he has to help him with two-player games and toys.
Josh first became involved with Dmag when he wrote a series of adventure travel stories on a massive eight-month road trip he did with his family around Australia last year.
“I wrote for them when I was away and asked if I could write longer for sport or music,” he said.
“They already had people for those sections, but said it would be great if I could write the toy reviews.”
Josh, who starts high school this year, is also a regular in The Northern Star’s sister paper, the Tweed Daily News, as the Scoop reporter for its Junior Sport section.
“I like writing for them both,” he said.
“Hopefully it won’t be too much when I start high school.”
The ambitious kid has his sights set on a career in journalism or television, and he is certainly on the way to achieving his goals.
“Sport is definitely my favourite thing to write about,” Josh said.
His parents, Warren and Tarnya, have both worked in the mediaindustry.
The first toy Joshreviewed was Battle Strikers, a magnetic spinning top game, and he is now looking forward to receiving a new package in the mail every month.