The Standard Freeholder

July 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm (News, Random)

I sent out only one resume. I had two interviews – one official, one informal. I sign the papers next week, but I can say with confidence that I am now the newest member of the Standard Freeholder‘s editorial staff.

I am so stoked. The timing was absolutely perfect: they had an opening just when I was moving back to Cornwall after five years, with a start date only a week after my family’s vacation. I’m not going to lie, I’m looking forward to receiving my first paycheque in about a year.

My job as a multimedia reporter begins on August 3. So all you Cornwallians out there – send me your story ideas! This position will be a change from my last journalism job. For starters, this is a daily paper rather than a weekly; a broadsheet rather than a tabloid. I also have no interaction with the layout, which I will actually miss since pagination was an aspect I really enjoyed and was a nice break from interviews the rest of the week. This newsroom will have a faster pace and a different approach to delivering the news.

I’m excited for the new challenge. I’m looking forward to being part of a team that provides the main source of news for the entire city. I will also have a greater awareness of my reader: for a change I will know many of them personally.

And so … the next chapter of my life begins. And it is looking good.



  1. Ryan Brink said,


  2. andrewbpaterson said,

    congrats, Cheryl!

  3. Katie said,

    Way to go, Cheryl!
    I’m just getting caught up on online stuff so I am a little behind in sending a high five your way.
    Can’t wait to see clippings. :)

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