Times editor moves on to new ventures

FAREWELL: Former Jimboomba Times editor Lyn Uhlmann. 
Photo: Hannah Baker
FAREWELL: Former Jimboomba Times editor Lyn Uhlmann. Photo: Hannah Baker

Jimboomba Times editor Lyn Uhlmann has left Fairfax Media to take up other career ventures

Ms Uhlmann began her media career as a freelance reporter for multiple newspapers and magazines in Australia and overseas.

She has been associated with community newspapers for almost 18 years, having commenced work for the Redland City-based mastheads Bayside Bulletin and The Redland Times in 2000 and, in 2007, taking a leading role in their associated magazine Senior Lifestyle Bayside.

Ms Uhlmann became the senior journalist for Redland City Bulletin in 2015 and the editor of Jimboomba Times, Beaudesert Times and Redland City Bulletin early in 2016. 

Over the past two years she also took on leadership roles, including acting editor, at the North West Star in Mount Isa and the Katherine Times in the Northern Territory.  

Ms Uhlmann said it was an honour to have been part of the local media across multiple regions and to lead these newspapers through a period of substantial change and into a new, digital-first era of serving their communities.

“Thank you to everyone I have had the pleasure to work with,” Ms Uhlmann said.

“The Scenic Rim and greater Jimboomba regions are great places – tranquil, rural gems in south-east Queensland – and I have thoroughly enjoyed discovering their stories over the past two years.”

A new editor for Jimboomba Times will be announced soon.