Meet the Team

Managing Editor / Community Employment Supervisor:

Susan Daly

I am a Dublin 4 local from Bath Avenue.  After 26 years service in a large D4 organisation, I took time out to raise a family. Following the birth of my son, I spent 3 glorious years at home after which I returned to work on a part-time basis with NewsFour.  I took on the role of Advertising Sales Manager and gained valuable experience in the running of the whole operation.

When the opening came up for CE Supervisor, I couldn’t believe my luck and was successfully selected for the position. I am a highly organised and hardworking individual and am now fully committed to continuing my career on a full-time basis here at NewsFour.

Editor:

Ferg Hayden
fergus headshotHaving previously co-founded and written for a paper at college, it is with great excitement that I return at last to the profession that fuses with my outlook and love of writing. My journey since has crossed many paths such as psychology studies, world travelling, and professions in social care. I have also been self-employed and experienced the economic tsunami that took many businesses down. Recently I am student of digital marketing and internet communications. Always observing and being glued to current affairs and people stories, I am a great believer of the “extraordinary in the ordinary.” As the newest member of the team I look forward to bringing the stories of Dublin 4 to the people of the area and beyond!

Graphic Design/Layout:

Eugene Carolan
EugeneStudied commercial art and design. Overjoyed when Apple introduced computers to do away with paper, gum, transfer lettering and fume-filled darkrooms. Interest in photography since mid-teens, combined with a passion for travel. Interest by necessity in DIY, interior design and slash-and-burn gardening.

Advertising and Web Design:

Stephen Whelan
steve w headshotI have lived in Dublin for most of my life and have travelled to different parts of the world over the years, recently returning from Old Blighty with a degree in visual communications in my back pocket. I have been in the graphic design business for a few years now, working both freelance and for different companies, which I have really enjoyed doing. My other passion in life is music and I have gigged and recorded with bands since the early nineties. My greatest achievement is that I have played with most of the bands that I grew up listening to! Working at NewsFour is a great experience for me, and to work in a great environment is a big plus – apart from having to vacuum the office once in a while!

Online Editor:

Paul O’Rourke
Having originally worked in finance, I exited lickety-split after single-handedly causing the global financial meltdown; Oops! Absconding to Argentina, I taught local children, “Dublin” English, resulting in a generation of confused Argentinian mothers wondering why their hungry chisellers claimed to be a certain Lee Marvin.
My return to Ireland coincided with the Celtic Tiger ending, resulting in some quarters calling for my immediate deportation. My passion is screenwriting and I’ve had a feature film funded by the Irish Film Board and a TV show developed by an Emmy award winning producer. Currently awaiting my big break, if you call NewsFour and I’m gone: it’s happened!

Journalist:

Jennifer Reddin
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For many years I worked in bars, restaurants and clubs, waiting tables, serving behind the bar, as a front of house manager and eventually as manager of a busy bar. As a genuine people person I really enjoyed the work, if not always the schedule.

In 2009, I returned to education, something which had been on my bucket list since I left school. I loved studying Contemporary Culture and Society in DCU and count the experience as one of the best in my life.

After college I did a course in Digital Marketing to get some marketable skills. I perform well in areas that require administration, problem solving and analytical skills (equally as a team leader or in a supporting role). I am proficient in marketing strategy; digital strategy; customer acquisition; public relations; brand promotion; marketing metrics and analysis; SEO; content provision; project management; international business communication; social media strategy and marketing campaign planning.

I have well developed networking skills, from my hospitality days. When I saw a position for a journalist/researcher at NewsFour advertised I jumped at the chance to get some experience in print journalism. It has given me the opportunity to do what I most enjoy, get to know interesting people and tell their stories.