Nationality: Irish/New Zealand

      Languages: English/French        

  EU work status: Irish passport

    Mobility: French driving licence 

full curriculum

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Professional Experience

 

 

Full-Time Work:

 

 

 

             Feb 2018 - Present     SeamusKearneyMEDIA - Lyon, France

 

 

- Independent journalist, producer & presenter /

France & Europe Correspondent /

Media consultant / Media trainer /

Moderator of conferences & public debates / Fixer

 

 

 

               Oct 2003 – Feb 2018    Euronews television – Lyon, France

 

 

- Senior bilingual journalist & presenter of European & international news /

Live interpreting (French to English) / Author & sub-editor of website scripts /

Live commentary of news events / In-the-field reporting / Interviews

 

- Producer & presenter of numerous programmes including Postcards (global travel show);

Focus (special 5-minute reports); Urban Visions (cities of tomorrow);

Life (culture & travel show); & Right On (justice & citizens’ rights issues across Europe)

 

 

 

 

 

       Dec 1998 – July 2002    Radio France International (RFI) - Paris

 

 

Main presenter & sub-editor of world programmes / Bilingual journalist /

Reporter for the BBC World Service ‘Network Europe’ programme /

Reporter & producer of long features

 

 

 

 

Nov 1994 – Oct 1997    BBC Bristol - UK

 

 

Editor of morning programmes (Radio Bristol) /

Radio Producer / Reporter / 

TV planning / TV reporter

 

 

 

 

Aug 1993 – June 1994    Radio New Zealand News - Auckland

 

 

Network news journalist / Live reports /

Writing stories for national bulletins /

News packages / Interviews

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 1989- Aug 1993    Radio Newstalk ZB - Auckland

 

Journalist / News presenter / Live reports /

Daily reporting / Afternoon newsreader

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 1987 – Nov 1989    Radio 1XX – Whakatane, NZ

 

 

Journalist / News presenter of local bulletins

 

 

 

 

 

Part-time & Freelance Work:

 

 

May 2006 – present    Radio New Zealand National – Nine to Noon

Europe correspondent (fortnightly Q+A slot of 15 minutes)

Jan 2020 - present    University of Lyon (Lumière Lyon 2) 

Lecturer in English for students doing a master's degree in journalism

and others studying infographics

Nov 2012 - present    Moderator of Public Debates

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (release of LGBT survey results), The Hague, 2013 /

World Travel Market (debate on Brexit), London, 2016 / 

U.S. election night debate (American Club, U.S. Consulate), Lyon, 2012.

Mar 1999 – present   Media consultant & trainer 

Radio & TV tutor (CFJ school of journalism, Paris / Media training workshops

(most recently with UNWTO & World Bank, DR Congo & Madagascar, 2018) 

July 2009 – May 2012    Peter Lang Publishing - Brussels

Copy editing of academic texts / Translations

               Sept 2002 – Sept 2003    Freelance journalist - Auckland, New Zealand

Radio features for BBC World Service (The Ticket) /

Feature articles for The NZ Herald /

Weekly translations for the Business Africa TV magazine

   Aug 1999 – June 2002    Business Africa/People TV - Paris

TV reports for programme broadcast across Africa, the Pacific &

the Caribbean / Feature videos (European Commission, UK Department of Trade

& Industry) / Script translator (French to English) / Script sub-editor

 

 

 

 

Training & Skills

 

 

Diploma in journalism, Massey University (Wellington Polytechnic), NZ (1987) / BBC producers’ course, London (1995) / BBC Television training, Evesham (1996) / Film editing / Fluent French speaker / Light camera training / Smartphone filming course

 

 

 

Interests

 

 

Piano performance & composition / Creative writing / Writing projects, courses & seminars / Short story writing & poetry / Online writing projects / Reading (fiction and non-fiction) /  Theatre / Travelling

 

 

 

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