About the Addy Team

Anne Jones - Creative writer

Anne came to newpapers late in life but wishes she’d come earlier. She loves food, the cinema, long walks, train travel, reading and above all, working with words. She catches up with her two sons whenever possible, and loves visiting her two grandchildren and riding down the driveway on a scooter, or kicking a football with them.

Creative Services photographer - Brian Semmens

Brian Semmens has been a Bendigo Advertiser photographer since 2004, working part-time. The Semmens name in photography in Bendigo is a proud one, as Brian’s father Don operated the family photography business from 1961. Brian worked with his father from 1978, and has only recently stepped back from it. Since 2012 Brian has been full-time at the Bendigo Advertiser, working with the Creative Services team, and he says the variety of the daily work is what makes his day. Brian is the 2012 Victorian two-wheel drive rally champion, one of a bagful of championships he has won since 1999. He has been rallying for the past 27 years, and at state level for 15 years, with his long time co-driver local Bendigonian Dan Parry. He builds and rebuilds his chosen car – today’s favourite is a 1987 Nissan 200SX.

Contact details:
 (03) 5434 4417

Role Creative Services Coordinator - Dawn Rasmussen

Dawn has been the creative services coordinator for five years. She says it’s like being in the eye of the storm, with all kinds of ‘weather patterns’ about to hit you. On any given day she can be found writing editorial for the real estate agents and sales reps, planning content for a special publication, quietly jamming too many jobs in the photographer’s diary, answering the telephone, and generally being charming to all. She finds rest and relaxation taking her aging mother on outings, in her role as the Bendigo Writers’ Council president, and as willing staff to her ginger cat Meggs. She is also a Radio National groupie, and and an avid Pinterest early adopter.

Contact details:
 (03) 5434 4417


Classifieds - Lyn Mansfield

I was born in the UK, my family emigrated to Bendigo in 1999. I started working at the Bendigo Advertiser in 2003 and enjoy my role in the Classifieds.

Contact details:
 (03) 5434 4444

Classifieds - Astrid Michael

I've been at the Addy for a year and 9 months. I enjoy my role in Classifieds because I get to interact with people from our community. I have lived in Bendigo my whole life (except for 7 months when I lived in Malaysia - I was 5). Outside of work, I enjoy writing and have started a blog on for the youth of today struggling through life.

Contact details:
 (03) 5434 4444

Editorial Assistant - Meghan Rogers

I've been at the Bendigo Advertiser for just over a year now completing a Certificate 4 in Business. I begun working at The Advertiser after I found my University course wasn't for me and it was the best decision I could of made. I've lived in Bendigo all my life, I enjoy spending time with friends, shopping and barracking for the Mighty Magpies in the AFL.

Contact details:
 (03) 5434 4459


Management Assistant, PA to General Manager, OHS Coordinator and Work Experience Coordinator - Jenny Thompson

I've been at the Addy for 2 1/2 years, I love my role because I get to know everyone. I live in Bendigo and love spending time with my family.

Contact details:
 (03) 5434 4402


Accounts/Circulation - Adrienne Dalton

Adrienne joined The Bendigo Advertiser at the beginning of 2010 after more than 20 years working full time in accounts in the public health sector. She relishes working part-time and has a wide knowledge of all aspects of the accounts function.

Accounts/Circulation - Cindy Rogers

Cindy joined The Bendigo Advertiser in 2005 commencing in the classifieds department. She then moved to a job share position in Editorial Reception and PA to the General Manager. After 12 months in that position she joined the team in Accounts where she enjoys working 3 days a week. She has previously worked at Centrelink and in retail. Cindy is married with three fantastic kids, barracks for Collingwood and has all her teeth.

Circulation & Promotions

Circulation & Promotions Manager - Damian Keogh

My role involves the day to day running of newspaper sales and distribution of the Bendigo Advertiser. Also to implement promotional activities throughout the newspaper and on line to generate newspaper sales. I have been at the Bendigo Advertiser for 33 years, starting out as an apprentice compositor in 1980. I enjoy my current role in liasing with all departments of the Bendigo Advertiser to ensure that we deliver to our readers the very best news and advertising opportunities.

Contact details:
 (03) 5434 4420

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