Jake Krausmann





+43 676 5975 689 (mobile in Austria)


c/o Anna Martin-Scrase
Linzergasse 47

A-5020 Salzburg, Austria


Born: Melbourne,1972.

Full Name: Sebastian Jake Krausmann

Formerly know as: Sebastian Jake


Key Skills:


Media: Live radio, audio, video, text and web page production experience. Ability to produce under the pressure of deadlines. Political awareness and journalistic analysis. Public relations and media event experience. Public speaking and presentation skills.


Management: Financial, administrative, planning and reporting skills associated with project management. Productivity gains via staff utilisation of IT applications for reporting, coordination and skill development. Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.


Communication: Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people from government ministers to remote indigenous people. Competent at extracting, distilling, and re-presenting information in several of forms for a variety of audiences.


Customer Service: Experienced in the service and tourism industry, including coordination of events and liaison with clients.


Computer: Applications include video and audio editing, radio broadcasting, word processing, web page production, database management, internet utilisation, and file management.


Training: Supervision and training of staff in media production and computer skills, office and financial management. Experienced in the formulation, production and supervised distribution of training materials, particularly audiovisual material.


Remote Operations: Experienced working in very remote areas under extreme environmental and social situations. Familiar with the issues pertaining to regional areas and the impact of isolation on economic and social development processes. Extensive experience working with people of non-English speaking backgrounds.





2004 – 2008 (part-time). Central Queensland University


Masters of Communication

External, Research. Topic: Audio Archiving in ABC Local Radio.


1996 – 1998.  University of Newcastle.  N.S.W. Australia.


Bachelor of Arts (Communication)

·         Majors: Radio, Sound and Video.

·         Elective: Aboriginal Studies.

·         Completed fourth semester in Odense University, Denmark as part of an

      international exchange program. Received scholarship.


1991.   University of Sydney.  N.S.W. Australia.


Bachelor of Economics (Social Science)

·         Subjects: Economics, Political Science, and Anthropology.

·         Completed first year.


1988 – 1989.  Eden High School.  N.S.W. Australia.


Higher School Certificate

·         Senior subjects: 3 Unit Maths and 3 Unit Economics

      392 / 500   TER equivalent: 91/100




Mentoring Staff

2003. Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation (Internal)


Polycom Videoconference Operation

2003. Cape York Digital Network (Internal)


4WD Operation

2001. ABC Territory Radio (Internal)


Introduction to Arrente Language

2000 Institute for Aboriginal Development, Alice Springs, NT.


Introduction to the Music Industry

1994  Skillshare, Bega. N.S.W.


Chainsaw Operator

1994 TAFE, Bega. N.S.W.


Padi Open Water Diver

1988  Merimbula. N.S.W.




March 2004 – April 2006

Program Maker

ABC Local Radio Far North. Cairns.


Tasks: Produce/present Morning or Late Afternoon current affairs program. Identifying issues relevant to the local audience, locating interviewees, structuring program, writing scripts, conducting and editing interviews, contributing to station web page,


June 2002 – March 2004.

Manager Media and Communications

Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation. Cairns, Queensland.


Tasks: Public relations and internal communications consisting of developing media strategy, preparation and distribution of media releases, coordination of media events, liaison with media institutions, conducting media training for staff, compiling internal newsletter and annual report.

Project Manager of Outstation Telephones project consisting of awareness-raising of project in remote indigenous communities, creation of administrative documentation, financial management, liaison with carrier, reporting to federal government department, site visits and implementation.

Media and Special Projects for Cape York Digital Network project (www.cydn.com.au)


June 2001 – June 2002.

Regional Manager

Tanami Network Pty Ltd. Alice Springs, Northern Territory.


Tasks: Promotion and coordination of videoconference events between remote indigenous communities in the Tanami desert region and other parties both nationally and internationally, financial management, supervision and training of remote staff, liaison with government.

Public relations for umbrella organisation Outback Digital Network.


January 2000 – June 2001

Program Maker

ABC Territory Radio. Alice Springs, Northern Territory.


Tasks: Presenter/Producer of the Morning Show, training fellow staff in digital editing and file maintenance (Netia broadcasting platform), providing content for the local website. Included scripting, filming and presenting segments for ABC television’s Snapshots & Radio Pictures.  


October 1998 – December 1999

Program Maker

ABC Local Radio. Broken Hill, New South Wales.


Tasks: Presenter/Producer of the Morning Show. Identification of current affairs issues relevant to the Far Western N.S.W. audience; as above in local context. This period of employment Included one month as producer for ABC Radio National Breakfast, Sydney.


Other Employment / Work Experience:


Packages Producer

ABC Radio. Newcastle. July 1998 – October 1998


Database Administrator

University of Newcastle Statistical Services. July 1998 – October 1998 


Radio Presenter

Third World Music. 2NUR FM, Newcastle. March 1997 – October 1998


Sound Recordist

Dean & Adermann Int. Pty. Ltd. June 1997


Radio Presenter

Student Radio. Odense, Denmark. July 1997 – February 1998


Sound Mixer

International House. Odense, Denmark. July 1997 – February 1998



Pacific Marketing. Newcastle. February 1997 – April 1997


Personal Carer

John Furner. Bega, N.S.W. July 1994 – November 1994


Sourdough Baker

Rob’s Oven. Panajachel, Guatemala. June 1993 – October 1993


Sourdough Baker

The Sourdough Bakery.  Cobargo, N.S.W. January 1993 – May 1993 


Builders Labourer/Stone Mason

Gavin Butler. Sydney, N.S.W. September 1992 – December 1992



Gil Levy Constructions. Ashkelon, Israel. March 1992 – October 1992. 



Broadway Gardens International. Sydney. March 1991 – November 1991.


Tour Guide

Sapphire Coast Canoes Tours. Merimbula, N.S.W. Dec. 1990 – Mar. 1991.



Waterfront Cafι. Merimbula, N.S.W. December 1989 – May 1990.


Outdoor Activities Guide.

Limits and Beyond Seminars. Eden, N.S.W. 1989.


Additional Roles:


September 2003 – April 2004

Member of the Expert Advisory Group – Community Phones Program

Telecommunications Action Plan for Remote Indigenous Communities (TAPRIC)

Federal Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts


May 2003 – March 2004

Member of the Roundtable for Australian Civil Society

World Summit for Information Society (WSIS)


February 2003

Presentation to Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Traditional Knowledge

United Nations Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Santa Cruz, Bolivia.




Countries/regions I have visited/resided include Nigeria, Denmark, Israel, India, Nepal, Britain, Western Europe, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Bolivia, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and all mainland states of Australia.




Individual and community empowerment through access to information and media technology. Audio-visual documentation and broadcast. History and politics; the distribution and interaction of power. The role of journalism and a free press in maintaining a functional society an accountable leadership. Environmental sustainability. Globalising culture. Musical performance. Outdoor activities in natural environments.




Danish (basic conversational).  German (basic conversational).




Anna-Lise Murch

Manager, ABC Radio Northern Territory.

0418 605 483, murch.anna-lise@abc.net.au


Richard Dinnen

ABC Far North, Cairns.

0415 823 863, dinnen.richard@abc.net.au


Stewart Brash

Regional Program Manager. ABC Territory Radio, Alice Springs.

0417 460 628, brash.stewart@abc.net.au