– Naomi Moran –
Chair of First Nations Media Australia (FNMA) & General Manager Koori Mail
Naomi Moran is a Nyangbal, Arakwal and Dunghutti woman from New South Wales, and is the General Manager of Australia’s only independent Indigenous newspaper, the Koori Mail – and, chairperson of First Nations Media Australia, the peak body for Indigenous media. Her career in Indigenous media spans over 20 years, and includes experience in print, television and radio. At just fourteen years old, Naomi joined the Koori Mail as a trainee office worker, which resulted in a ten-year journey working for the paper in various roles and departments throughout the business including advertising, sales, marketing and editorial. In 2008 she pursued her career goals in Indigenous Media, joining the communications team at NITV, Australia’s only Indigenous TV station, and then went on to explore working in radio with a joint position with both the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association and the National Indigenous Radio Service, in Brisbane. In April 2016, Naomi returned to the Koori Mail, with the Koori Mail Board of Directors appointing her as General Manager. Naomi has a passion for supporting Indigenous youth with employment and career pathways, by developing and delivering in-school programs and mentoring for students throughout the northern NSW region. She has recently lead a community response to the recovery and relief efforts of the Lismore community during the devastating floods throughout the region.