It was actually over a plate of dumplings and some wine! I was job-sharing at TV Week with two other journos and we’d never met, so decided we’d do lunch. Yum cha and savignon blanc, as I recall...
Colleagues heard about our lunches and asked to come along. As the unofficial organiser, I started a ‘list’ of people in my email who were keen to stay connected.
As my ‘list’ got bigger, editors heard about it and started sending me subbing or writing jobs to post to it. We used to just help editors find staff but when we went online, we started posting jobs in media, digital, PR and comms - and still do today.
We went online with 800 journos on our newsletter. Today, we’re connected to a community of over 7000 journos, copywriters, editors, subs, content writers, designers, PRs and other creatives from around Australia.
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