New editor proud to step up at the Times
IT IS my pleasure and honour to take on the role of editor at The South Burnett Times.
While it was definitely not easy to say goodbye to my close friend and editor, Will Hunter, last week, I am excited to step up and take his place at the helm.
Will has done an amazing job leading this newsroom, and I have had the privilege of working alongside him as his deputy for more than a year.
Now, as I officially take on the top job, I hope I can not only fill his shoes, but make my own mark on this esteemed paper.
To me, running this newsroom is not just a job but a responsibility.
We have the responsibility to tell stories that matter to the South Burnett, and produce something the whole community can be proud of.
That does not always mean reporting good news, and we will never shy away from the hard stuff.
I also believe that my responsibility to the community does not only lie in the office.
I have been lucky to call Kingaroy home for more than a year, along with my wife and daughter, and I am dedicated to being part of this community, not just working in it.
I go to church, I shop at the markets, I take my kid to rural shows and I have made some wonderful friends since moving here.
All of this, I hope, means you can trust me and my team to tell your stories and tell them well.
So if you see me out and about, please feel free to say hi and introduce yourself.
This paper has a long history, with so much to be proud of.
I am thrilled to be part of that history, and to lead it into what I know will be an exciting future, in print and online.
I look forward to telling your stories.