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Veteran sees newspaper flourish
Picture: Elesa Lee
OVER the past three decades The
Chronicle has become a Canberra
institution and one of its advertising
reps was there when it first began.
Helena Olijnyk has been working at
The Chronicle for 15 years, but before
that she worked at The Canberra
Times for 20 years. It was her fifth year
at the paper when The Chronicle was
printed for the very first time on
September 16, 1981.
"I saw The Chronicle get off the
ground and I was here when the first
edition of The Chronicle actually paid
for itself," she said.
As The Chronicle is a free news-
paper, it depends on advertising to
make a profit and when it first began it
took a little while to achieve this.
"It took a while to start actually, but
once it got the money to pay for the
first edition, after that it just started to
pick up," Ms Olijnyk said.
While The Chronicle first began as
one paper, it soon split into two -- one
for Canberra's north and one for the
south. Eventually it was divided into
the four regions that still exist today --
northside, southside, city and Quean-
Ms Olijnyk began her career at The
Chronicle in the service directory,
which was a new addition to the
own boss ... I just absolutely loved it,"
During her time at the service
directory she met some wonderful
clients and enjoyed working with The
Chronicle team. Less than a year after
starting at the newspaper she found out
her mother had cancer. Ms Olijnyk
took time away from the newspaper to
deal with the untimely death of her
"Eventually when I did come back
to work there was an opening as a rep,"
At that time the advertising reps
were divided into inside and outside
reps. As an inside rep she had to sell
over the phone and stay in the office.
Eventually a position opened up for an
outside rep and Ms Olijnyk quickly
jumped at the opportunity.
"Outside rep is better of course --
meeting people face to face, establish-
ing a better rapport with them, and
gaining the trust from them that you
will do the right thing," she said.
Ms Olijnyk has been in that role ever
since. She said there was a lot of work
involved in her role nowadays and she
had to balance her face-to-face meet-
ings with the demands of modern
communications like email, which
require her to be at her desk.
Despite this balancing act she loves
working with clients and has enjoyed
developing great working relationships
with them over the years.
"My clients that I've had for 15
years, they're sort of at the stage of 'we
trust you, do whatever you want'," she
said. "You feel really good about that
because you know that they trust you.
"I have a client out there who says
'Helena don't you dare retire before I
Still a vital member of The Chron-
icle team Ms Olijnyk said she was
proud to work for the community
The Chronicle will print a special 30th
anniversary lift-outonSeptember 20 and
we want to hear aboutyour connection to
Were you in The Chronicle in its early
years?Was your birth or wedding notice in
an early edition? Have youbeen a faithful
reader for 30 years? What does The
Chronicle mean to you?
Send your story and your contact details
to PO BOX 7155, Canberra Mail Centre, ACT
2610 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
IN 30 DAYS
To celebrate The Chronicle's 30th birthday,
we have teamedup with the Canberra
Theatre Centre for a month of fantastic
With tickets to some world-class dance
and theatre productions on offer, as well
as CDs and prize packs, The Chronicle and
Canberra Theatre Centre's 30 days of
giveaways is not to bemissed.
Entries into the third of many
competitions are now open, with a winner
announced from the competitions every
day until Tuesday, September 27.
Winners will be contacted and each day
announced on The Chronicle's Facebook
Check out the latestedition of
Entertainer on Page30fordetails on how
to enter the third competition and win one
of 10 prizes.
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