From the outside, it may seem to some that Damian Eales has risen quickly through the ranks of News Corp to enjoy the view from the top. While he has been promoted three times within his four years at the media company, Eales, the chief operating officer of publishing, admitted he has only just begun to feel as if “the training wheels are off”.
“News Corp is a big business with a lot of complexities and I don’t consider myself an expert yet when there are people in our business like [executive chairman] Michael Miller who have vast years of organisational and industry knowledge,” Eales told AdNews over a pint at one of his favourite pubs, The London Hotel, at Balmain in Sydney.
“The training wheels are off, but the bike may wobble from time to time.”
In this interview Eales discusses how his career has seen him rise from retail assistant to one of News Corp's top honchos, reveals how one of his mum’s old habits cemented his love for news media and discusses his frustrations with modern marketing.
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