Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

A Moving Tribute

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

A Moving Tribute

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TO keep up with the changing times in both technology and community services, the NewsMail has undertaken a huge move to new premises on Woondooma Street.

After 85 years in the Targo Street building, a new era began for Bundaberg's newspaper publishing on August 16.

With the new premises came a big change in staff dynamics, as moving from a two-storey building to an open-plan layout brought with it better interaction across all departments.

So, to celebrate the move, the NewsMail management and staff would like to share with you a little behind-the-scenes peek at who we are, what we do, and just how the paper comes together each day.

"Being in the business of technology, it was time for a change," NewsMail general manager Wayne Tomkins said.

"The new building brings with it some fantastic changes for our customers, our staff and our advancement in the media industry.

"The open-plan floor leaves plenty of room for better interaction and for each department to communicate more."

The 970sq m building incorporates a large reception area for better customer service, two interview rooms, a training room with state-of-the-art IT and data facilities where video conferencing will be integrated, and seven management offices.

Designated NewsMail customer car parks, including disabled parking and wheelchair access is a definite plus for customers.

Despite some sadness on the part of employees who had worked for the newspaper for many years, on the whole the move has been met with a great deal of optimism from all staff.

Staff members are universally pleased with the new premises, and being all under the same roof, and within earshot and eye-line have made a great difference to the general work atmosphere and camaraderie.

HISTORY

The Bundaberg Newspaper Company building, home to the Bundaberg NewsMail for more than 80 years, was sold in March this year, and the entire staff has taken up residence at the new building at 36-38 Woondooma Street. …

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