New staff join Whit­sun­day Times team

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

THE Whit­sun­day Times has three new staff mem­bers.

Long term lo­cal res­i­dent Lisa Bates has joined the sales team; Clau­dia Alp has moved from Mel­bourne to start her jour­nal­ism ca­reer and Cassie Jew­son has re­turned to the Whit­sun­days af­ter ten years and is the new sales sup­port co-or­di­na­tor.

Gen­eral man­ager of the Whit­sun­day Times, Whit­sun­day Coast Guardian

and Bowen In­de­pen­dent

Stephen Dar­wen wel­comed the new staff this week and said it was an ex­cit­ing time in the ever chang­ing me­dia in­dus­try.

“The Whit­sun­day Times

has been op­er­at­ing in the Air­lie Beach re­gion for more than 30 years and we con­tinue to proudly serve the com­mu­nity – both with our print prod­ucts and on­line busi­ness,” Mr Dar­wen said.

“While the in­dus­try has cer­tainly changed over those 30 years with new tech­nol­ogy and the in­crease in so­cial me­dia, we be­lieve we have a strong fu­ture in the Whit­sun­days.

“We will con­tinue to be an in­te­gral part of the re­gion – pro­vid­ing a valu­able source of news and in­for­ma­tion for our read­ers – and a great plat­form for all busi­nesses through print and on­line ad­ver­tis­ing pack­ages.”

He said the new staff had var­ied ex­pe­ri­ence and were look­ing for­ward to be­ing part of a new team to con­tinue to grow the busi­ness and serve the com­mu­nity.

They are all look­ing for­ward to learn­ing more about the busi­ness and meet­ing our read­ers, ad­ver­tis­ers and con­trib­u­tors in the com­ing weeks.

Lisa re­places Matthew Smith who has trans­ferred within the com­pany to the Sun­shine Coast Daily in the ad­ver­tis­ing de­part­ment.

Clau­dia re­places Tam­era Fran­cis who has moved to Mel­bourne.

Cassie re­places long-term staff mem­ber at the Whit­sun­day Times, Kel­lie Chart, who has left the news­pa­per in­dus­try to fo­cus more on her busi­ness, TeepeeEvents Whit­sun­day.

We con­tinue to proudly serve the com­mu­nity – both with our print prod­ucts and on­line busi­ness. — Gen­eral Man­ager Stephen Dar­wen

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