Over the Christmas period a video (if you missed it, check it out at the bottom of this feature) hit our screens that gave us a little inspiration to dig deeper into what the ultimate jobs really are. Yes, prepare to get jealous or perhaps flip that thought over and become inspired. Over the coming weeks we are going to focus on the people who really have the best jobs in the business, perhaps even the best jobs in the world. If you can think of some possible contenders then please let us know in the comments below or send us a message on our facebook page – facebook.com/BoardseekerInternational
First up then, the oh so lovely Hanna Poschinger. Job title – European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) Press Officer. Years in the job – 2.
BS: How long have you been working for the EFPT?
HP: Exactly two years now
BS: What do you enjoy about it?
HP: Everything, from the team I work with to the people I travel with, the places I get to see, the people I get to meet and I can combine my passion with my job, I believe that’s quite a lucky break I got with this.
BS: Where has it physically taken you and are there any really special moments that have stuck in your mind?
HP: All over Europe to places I would not have normally visited for windsurfing but now I have I think about what I would have missed out on. In particular places like Russia, England and Holland. You see these places on windsurfing videos but to actually visit them and experience the quite different cultures is really exciting.
BS: What have you got from your time at the EFPT in terms of more ‘work’ related experiences?
HP: I learnt a lot about the industry, about event organisation and what it takes to run a successful event, amongst various computing skills and most of all my English writing improved a lot. I also learnt how to report efficiently from an event site with up to date news and ticker style updates through social media.
BS: Concerning the EFPT in 2014 what can we look forwards to?
HP: New stops coming, old ones remaining and potentially even more exciting tow-in action. There will be a second tour stop in Marseille in France that is already confirmed, this will be the first time we join the activities taking place at the SOSH Freestyle Cup which the EFPKT have enjoyed so much during recent years.
BS: How does the EFPT look for the next 5 years?
HP: In my opinion I see it growing more, I can’t imagine it will go down because it is so attractive to the more extreme side of the sport for the younger generation, it is a great gateway to international competition and also a solid stepping stone. Also freestyle is so exciting to watch, it’s face paced action in a short period of time. Judging and heats are being fine tuned year on year so it is becoming easier for the spectator to understand and the newcomer to take part, yet still remaining competitive for the most experienced international superstars.
BS: Any downsides to your incredible job?
HP: Not as such, however I have a masters degree in healthcare science and soon have a bachelor degree in sports science, this does prohibit me getting into a full time career where my salary would perhaps be a little bit more healthy but at the same time, right now whilst I am finishing my studies it is perfect for all the reasons I mentioned earlier.