Hon­oured to tell more sto­ries in the Bur­nett

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - JES­SICA MCGRATH EDI­TO­RIAL TEAM LEADER jes­sica.mcgrath@news.com.au

RU­RAL ar­eas like the Bur­nett are a won­der­ful place to start a ca­reer.

I have just marked two years of tak­ing pho­tos, telling sto­ries and meet­ing some in­cred­i­ble peo­ple in the South and North Bur­nett.

Hav­ing moved from my hometown of Ip­swich, I started as a cadet jour­nal­ist in Kin­garoy in 2018.

Now I have the priv­i­lege of step­ping up as an edi­to­rial team leader and dig­i­tal pro­ducer with the Cen­tral and North Bur­nett Times and South Bur­nett Times.

The role in­volves men­tor­ing other jour­nal­ists on what mat­ters most – telling your sto­ries.

It is truly ex­cit­ing to be able to move so far in my ca­reer while stay­ing in Kin­garoy with the same paper and team.

I have grown a deep ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the Bur­nett com­mu­nity over the past two years while cov­er­ing cel­e­bra­tions, watch­ing mile­stones and cry­ing dur­ing tragedies.

But my ad­mi­ra­tion of the sense com­mu­nity goes beyond my job. I have joined the or­ches­tra and a touch foot­ball team, helped with a lo­cal youth group and was the 2019 Kin­garoy Miss Show­girl.

I look for­ward to this new op­por­tu­nity to serve the com­mu­nity in my new role.

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