Josh toys around with new role
YOU could argue Josh Sim is one of the luckiest kids in 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 during an extensive 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 commences high school this year, is also a regular in the Tweed Daily News as the Scoop reporter for our Junior Sport section, which appears in the paper on Wednesdays.
“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 well on the way to achieving his goals.
“Sport is definitely my favourite thing to write about.”
His parents, Warren and Tarnya, have both worked in the media industry.
The first toy Josh reviewed was Battle Strikers, a magnetic spinning top game, and he is now looking forward to receiving a new package in the mail every month.
“They ask for about a 200-word review and a rating out of one to 10,” Josh said.
“I was writing 600 words while I was away.
“My friends think it’s pretty cool, they all said ‘well done’.”
Dmag, catering for boys and girls aged 6 to 12 years, covers the latest movies, games, toys and trends, as well as science, environment, wildlife, health and adventure stories.
The glossy magazine is published in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia.