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Morgan captures dream job through traineeship

Morgan Everett
Morgan Everett started with Bundaberg Regional Council as a trainee and enjoys contributing garden features to Bundaberg Now.

Introducing Bundaberg Now team member Morgan Everett, who’s employed as a multimedia assistant at Bundaberg Regional Council.

Morgan, 20, takes photos, shoots video, edits digital media and writes stories, including a regular garden feature.

She started with Council as a trainee in May 2019 after finishing Year 12 at Shalom College in 2017 and struggling to find work afterwards.

Morgan has lived in Bundaberg all her life and has relished the opportunity to pursue her passion in videography close to home.

“To get the traineeship was an amazing opportunity,” Morgan said.

“I didn’t require any experience and that’s an opportunity that not a lot of employers offer.

“Obviously I was passionate about film and photography but getting my foot in the door with that traineeship was great because I love my job.

“I love that I get to be creative and meet people in the community and help bring ideas to life, whether it’s giving the community a platform to speak on or sharing Council news.”

Morgan’s favourite contribution to Bundaberg Now has been her garden features which allow her to take creative images and develop her writing skills.

“I love meeting the people whose gardens I photograph, they’re just the nicest people I’ve ever met and it’s the highlight of my week.”

In addition to Bundaberg Now, Morgan’s work involves assisting with staff communications, helping the marketing team and promoting Council’s more than 50 business areas.

She said other parts of her role she really enjoys include creating internal videos for Council’s almost 900-strong workforce and producing long form videos for the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery for those that can’t access level two.

“I enjoy making the gallery videos because it’s a different sort of style,” she said.

“Seeing a long form video for people that might not be able to get up to the exhibition space but are still able to view it is a really important thing for me to help make it accessible for everyone.

“It’s a really rewarding job for me to be able to do something a little different.”

In her spare time Morgan enjoys craft and she’s very excited to have just bought her first home.