Walking meditation

If you see a friendly face down in Bondi at the beginning of each month carrying copies of Local East, it’s more than likely to be Jennifer Pas. 

Jen found a copy of the magazine in her local cafe one day last year and noticed our advertisement looking for delivery staff. She got in touch and the next month started delivering Local East around the streets of Bondi. Each month Jen delivers 7000 copies of the magazine into her zone in the beachside suburb, which stretches from Ben Buckler to Frances Street. She has her favourite streets, not to mention her favourite letterboxes, and has become a well-known face especially to the cafe owners and shop assistants from Gould Street to Hall Street.

In her day job, Jen is a highly regarded human resources management consultant and has run her own successful consultancy business for 20 years. She contracts mostly to a range of government organisations, large and small.

Delivering Local East offers her an opportunity to meet new people, fit in some exercise and get paid for doing a different kind of work.

“You can’t sit in an office all day doing interviews,” Jen says. “I was looking for something else to fit into my life and this works. It fits into the first week of the month and I get a lot of exercise and get to talk to a lot of people.”

Jen, who often delivers the magazine with the help of her husband and young son, says she loves being the face of Local East, introducing the magazine to new people and chatting to familiar faces.

“You do become the face of the magazine,” she says. “Often times you are the only person from the magazine that people meet. People are very friendly and interested.”

Jen is one of a large number of delivery staff who work for Local East, including our other key regulars David, Tom, Phil, Molly, Evie, Leah and Tony, who has a number of his own staff who look after the bayside suburbs from Double Bay to Watsons Bay. 

So when you get your copy of Local East in your cafe or letterbox, you now know who put it there.