NEW FACE: The Daily Examiner journalist Marco Magasic.
NEW FACE: The Daily Examiner journalist Marco Magasic.

New recruit Marco has write stuff

WHEN I saw a journalist position open at The Daily Examiner I almost did a back flip out of sheer excitement.

I have family in the Clarence Valley and have been coming to the area for holidays since I was a kid.

I still remember buying roast chickens for dinner at the Yamba Bi-Lo and playing footy on Spooky Beach as a child.

Eager to impress The DEX staff I called the editor in an attempt to trick him into interviewing me.

"Hello, my name is Marco Magasic, do you have a spare moment?" I said.

"I guess I've got a few spare minutes," editor David Moase replied, sounding like he wished he could use his few spare minutes more productively than talking to me.

"I'm excited to see a position vacant with your paper," I continued.

"I really like the Clarence Valley and have been coming here on holidays for years and love surfing Angourie and Green Point."

"I see," was Mr Moase's uninterested reply.

"Well, um, ah, um, I'm going to go now, thank you," I said.

He must have forgotten that effort because in the end I got the job.

I am thrilled to be living here and am looking forward to hitting the streets and finding out what makes this great place tick.

I spent my first day on the job at the Grafton Cup, which was a perfect introduction to this great community.



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