Outback Journo: Welcome to Broken Hill

Welcome to the first of my new posts about my new job and the town I now live. If you haven’t been to my website before, hi, my name is Josh Mercer, but you can call me Merce.

It’s been just over a month since I moved to Broken Hill from Canberra for my new job. It has been good so far but very challenging at times. When I finished university last year, I thought I would work for an online news outlet or radio, and I didn’t expect to be a video journalist.

Video editing was always something that I was looking forward to learning when I got uni; however, it took me a while to get used to the software. It changed halfway through my degree, and we would use different, more user-friendly software in the new media production class. Fast forward to this year, and that old software crept back into my life with my new job. At first, I was a lot more nervous about the job, but now I am starting to get the hang of it which is excellent.

The other challenge has been getting in front of the camera. I’ve always thought that I had a head for radio! But on a serious note, I was worried that people would see how nervous I was. But, as they say, practice makes perfect, and I am starting to get a bit more comfortable in front of the camera.

While it is only early days, I am enjoying both the fact that I am finally a journalist and looking forward to what the future will hold.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and until next time take care.

1 thought on “Outback Journo: Welcome to Broken Hill”

  1. Hi Merce I’m a friend of your mother & Paul & if you follow in your mother’s footsteps you certainly will go a long way truly the most dedicated worker I have ever met . I’m sure you will enjoy Broken Hill been there for holidays & found it very enjoyable

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