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How did you get started in media?

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How did you get started in media?

Q. How did you get started in media?

A: First year out of high school I was working as a money market trainee at the Reserve Bank of Australia and wanting to be a journalist. I was living at home with my parents in the lower Blue Mountains and the hour-long train ride to the city each day provided me with a networking opportunity.

A fellow train traveller introduced me to the editor-in- chief of the local newspaper and he invited me to do work experience on production nights, one evening each week. So every Monday I would work all day in the bank and then all night at the newspaper office for free. After six weeks the editor-in-chief offered me a cadetship.

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Marina Go

Marina Go is Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, a non-executive director of Autosports Group and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. She was previously GM of Hearst Australia at Bauer Media. Boss magazine named her as one of 20 True Leaders of 2016. Marina has over 25 years of leadership experience in the media industry including senior leadership roles at Fairfax, Pacific, Emap, Bauer and Private Media, where she was CEO and founder of the career women’s website Women’s Agenda. She is a director of digital startup Daily Siren, and also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Walkley Foundation, The Australian Republican Movement and Women’s Agenda.

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