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  1. Retro Reporter turned Metro Reporter

    Friday, February 24, 2012

    It's official, I'm changing jobs.


    Starting March 18, I'll be the digital reporter for Metro Edmonton, a free daily newspaper in Edmonton. There are Metros all around the world, so even if you're not an Alberta reader you may recognize the name.

    It's a brand new position, and I'll be joining a staff of two other female reporters where I'll be working mostly on stories tailored for the web, using multi-media elements (video, photo galleries etc). Basically, it's my dream job and you have no idea how excited I am.

    I fully intend on continue channelling His Girl Friday. Photo from here
    I'm also excited because we're moving back to Edmonton. I love Camrose and it will always have a special place in my heart, but Edmonton is a great city to start the next chapter in. Besides the fact that the wonderful Miss Bee is also a resident of the same city, it's the place where G was born and raised and where we met. I already know a lot about Edmonton so it's a much better fit.

    I love the people I work with so much and it's sad to say goodbye. It's an amazing office to work with (if you are a journo and are interested in working in Camrose, please check out the job posting).

    I will still be journeying back to Camrose from time to time. I really have to, since it has the most phenomenal vintage store I've ever been in and it's the only place my mom can find shoes in her size.

    This is all very new, but I can't keep a secret very well (it's what makes me a great journalist). Besides this is such a life-changing thing that there's no way I'd be able to keep it out of the blog. Just be forewarned that the next month will be full of stories about packing, cleaning and moving.

    So now starts the first part of this new chapter - househunting. Do we find a place for March and pay double rent (since I gave 30 days notice to my landlord on the 22, we can't be out financially until then) or do I commute back and forth for a few weeks until April? I guess we'll wait and see.


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  2. 4 comments:

    1. Kerry said...

      Congratulations!!! That's such exciting news. It looks like you are in for an interesting few months! So happy for you :-)

    2. Angela said...

      Think of all the awesome shopping in Edmonton! Not that Camrose is all that far away but still ...

      You're going to rock this gig.

    3. Jenn said...

      Congratulations on your new job - it sounds like a wonderful fit.

    4. Gah - Mack had it in his media roundup, or I wouldn't have known until I picked up the Canadian... Congratulations, Laurie! (It will be funny to be colleagues of another stripe, since I'm the Metro restaurant reviewer, though I have yet to visit the office in the 2.5 years I've been writing for them!)
      Good luck on the move, and best wishes on the new gig.

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