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Meet our People: Jules Bayliss

Let’s go behind the scenes at MTC and meet one of our staff members!

Get to know Jules Bayliss, our Social Media and Content Specialist, and also the person who puts people through the pain of answering these questions.

Where did you work prior to MTC?
Before coming to MTC I was working for another not-for-profit, Macular Disease Foundation Australia.

What made you want to come and work at MTC?
When I was looking for a new job, I knew that the one thing that would be more important than anything else was what the team and the culture were like. Interviewing during lockdown was challenging, but I still felt that I really clicked with the people in my team during the interview process, and I knew it would be a good fit.

What are you responsible for in your role at MTC?
As the Social Media and Content Specialist, I am responsible for a variety of things written and digital. I post to all of MTC’s social media accounts, keep the MTC website up to date, write content for internal and external communications, craft customer success stories, and write, adapt, and edit copy for various purposes.

Tell us a bit about your life outside of work.
I’m quite a nerd. I love getting together with my friends and playing Dungeons and Dragons regularly, but I also really enjoy spending some quality time curled up on the couch with a good fantasy book or movie, a cup of tea, a blanket, and my cat.

What are some of your goals (work or personal) for the next year?
I’ve recently achieved my main goal for this year, which was losing 20kg after I (like most people) put on a lot of weight during the 2020 lockdowns. I’m not sure what my next big goal will be yet, but I’ve started putting some money aside to go to Japan for a week or two when it’s safe to do so.

Are there any TV shows, movies, or books that you’ve seen or read recently that you’d recommend
For Game of Thrones fans, I’d recommend reading Jennifer Fallon; she’s an Australian fantasy writer who uses multiple narratives and deals with political intrigue in a fantasy world.

For people who enjoyed Squid Game, I highly recommend watching Alice in Borderland, which is also on Netflix. If you’re unsure about it, just give it three episodes – that’s all I’ll say.

As for movies, I’m getting into the Christmas spirit early because who doesn’t love a good Christmas movie? For quality Christmas movies, you can’t go past The Polar Express, Klaus, or Rise of the Guardians, but for those wonderfully trashy Christmas movies that are so bad they’re good, I’d recommend Santa Girl or Christmas Inheritance.