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Isaac Wright
Professional Summary:

Seasoned broadcaster with around eight years of experience in fast-paced newsroom, half of that period in charge. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Track record of achieving exceptional results in online traffic generation.

Accomplished and energetic News Director with a solid history of achievement in staff development. Motivated leader with strong organisational and prioritisation abilities. Areas of expertise include workplace training and assessment.

Passionate and motivated, with a drive for excellence. Nominated for Best News Presenter (provincial) at Australian Commercial Radio Awards (2009). 

  • Communications and media
  • English language
  • Critical thinking
  • Speaking
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Time management
  • Management of personnel resources
  • Writing
News Director Jun 2011Present Commercial Broadcasters Pty Ltd Hobart, TAS
  • Plan and schedule programming and event coverage based on broadcast length, time availability and other factors such as community needs, ratings data and listener/reader demographics.
  • Coordinate activities between news, web and programming departments.    
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in broadcast news, sports and programming.
  • Use cloud computing to monitor and review news balance between regions, ensuring schedules are met, licensing guidelines are adhered to and performances are of adequate quality.
  • Establish and maintain rosters and assign work to staff members.
  • Perform personnel duties such as hiring staff and evaluating work performance.
  • Respond to public complaints/queries.
  • Create online news aiming for viral distribution.
  • Source images from web services or own photography for online news. 
  • Edit videos for broadcast.
Audio transcriber Apr 2010Jul 2014 Auscript Australasia Hobart, TAS
  • Use computers and pedal equipment to transcribe audio from Australian court matters including the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court (formerly Federal Magistrates Court), Family Court and the Magistrates Court of Western Australia to a minimum 98.5 per cent accuracy, working to between 60 and 75 WPM. 
  • Check completed work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format.
  • Transmit work electronically to other locations.
  • Adjust settings for format, page layout, line spacing, and other style requirements.
Journalist Apr 2008Jun 2011 Commercial Broadcasters Pty Ltd Hobart, TAS
  • Use Newsboss software to prepare and deliver radio news bulletins. 
  • Arrange and conduct interviews for broadcast.
  • Operate and maintain on-air and production audio equipment.
  • Prepare copy and edit tape for broadcast.
  • Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Determine a story's emphasis, length and format and organise material accordingly.
  • Gather information for broadcast through research, interviews, experience and attendance at press conferences, political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.
  • Present live commentary via broadcast media.
  • Investigate breaking news developments, such as disasters, crimes or human-interest stories.
  • Evaluate leads or tips to develop story ideas.
  • Check reference materials such as news files or public records to obtain relevant facts.
  • Research and report on specialised fields such as medicine, science and technology, politics, sports, arts, consumer affairs, business, religion, crime and education.
Radio Announcer Mar 2008Oct 2008 Outback Radio 2WEB Bourke, NSW
  • Prepare and deliver news, sport and weather reports, gathering and rewriting material to convey required information and fit specific time slots.
  • Announce musical selections, station breaks, commercials and public service information and accept requests from listening audience.
  • Read news flashes to inform audiences of important events.
  • Identify stations and introduce or close shows, using scripts and/or ad-libs.
  • Study background information in order to prepare for programs or interviews.
  • Comment on music and other matters such as weather or traffic conditions.
  • Locate guests to appear on talk or interview shows.
  • Interview show guests about their lives, their work or topics of current interest.
  • Coordinate games, contests, or other on-air competitions.
Machine operator Mar 2004Sep 2007 Sanitarium Health Food Company Cooranbong, NSW
  • Tend and operate machine that packages product.
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of packaged products to standards.
  • Stock and sort product for packaging or filling machine operation, and replenish packaging supplies, such as wrapping paper, plastic sheet, boxes, cartons and glue.
  • Inspect and remove defective products and packaging material.
  • Certified Workplace Trainer and Assessor; train and assess others in the above. 
News and Current Affairs Jun 2007 Australian Film Television and Radio School North Ryde, NSW
Radio Announcing and Presentation Mar 2007 Australian Film Television and Radio School North Ryde, NSW
Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assesment Aug 2005 TAFE NSW Newcastle, NSW
HSC Year 12 Nov 1998 Turramurra High School Turramurra, NSW
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Previous Companies:

  • Commercial Broadcasters Pty Ltd
  • Auscript Australasia
  • Outback Radio 2WEB

Previous Job Positions:

  • News Director
  • Audio transcriber
  • Journalist
  • Radio Announcer
  • Machine operator


  • Australian Film Television and Radio School
  • Turramurra High School

Level of Education:

  • News and Current Affairs
  • Radio Announcing and Presentation
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assesment
  • HSC Year 12

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