Sean Ryan on media: ‘magic can happen’

Sean Ryan, the recently appointed state director in Queensland for News Corp Australia sat down with The Newspaper Work’s Sarah Homewood to discuss his feelings about his new role.

When Sean Ryan begins at News’ Queensland division on Monday, he will be bringing to an end a decade long career in radio.

Mr Ryan is making the switch to News from the Nova radio network and will be responsible for the business operations of mastheads such as The Courier-Mail, The Sunday Mail and Gold Coast Bulletin.

He is eager to embrace his new role.

“I’ve been fascinated with news for most of my career. It’s bittersweet; I love DMG radio but it’s time for a change,” he said.

Mr Ryan believes that in order to have a successful business you need to foster the people within that business, and he is looking forward to leading the already established team at News.

“Media is simply about people; they create brands, they create news and they create content. You get the right people in place and give them free licence to do their jobs, magic happens.”

Mr Ryan worked for Nova in Brisbane as general manager, taking it to the number one radio spot in a six-month period. He also worked at DMG Radio in Townsville, and WIN Television in Wollongong, Ballarat and Canberra.

His new position involves ensuring News’ Queensland business divisions meet their operational, consumer and commercial goals.

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