Paddy Comyn - Motoring Journalist and Editor

Presenter / Motoring Consultant Xccelerate at TV3 Television Ireland

Nationality

Irish

Current location

Ireland

Work category

Media and Design

Education

Bachelor/Degree

Profile Activity

I write about cars in such places as The Irish Times. I've done a telly show called Xccelerate on TV3. Also co-founded CompleteCar.ie

Paddy Comyn's Professional Experience

2010 - Present

CompleteCar.ie - Director of CompleteCar.ie

Director of CompleteCar.ie, Ireland's primary source of motoring advice from the experts.

2010 - Present

TV3 Television Ireland - Presenter / Motoring Consultant Xccelerate

I am currently presenting Xccelerate, an Irish-produced car show on TV3.

http://www.tv3.ie/shows.php?request=xccelerate

Key Skills
2009 - Present

Evening Echo - Motoring Editor

I write the weekly new car and Free Ads used car reviews in the Evening Echo Papers.

2007 - Present

IFP Media - Motoring Editor

I write motoring titles for Farmer's Monthly, Engineer's Journal and SIMI's Irish Motor Management.

Key Skills
Engineer
2007 - 2009

Motoring Editor - Irish Entrepreneur

I was responsible for six pages of motoring in Irish Entrepreneur magazine, a successful business magazine.

Editor, Car Buyers Guide / New Car

2001 - 2007

The Sunday Tribune - Motoring Correspondent

I was chiefly responsible for editorial content for all motoring titles produced by Car Buyers Guide and Page 7 Media.

These publications include New Car, Car Buyers Guide and Ireland's Used Car Price Guide.

My everyday role concerned producing New Car magazine, which is a monthly motoring publication that primarily deals with news and reviews of new cars. This 144-page monthly magazine has grown from a one-off publication back in 2000 to Ireland's best-regarded and best-selling Irish car title. Within this publication I was responsible for writing and commissioning editorial, photography, co-coordinating design and overseeing production. I am also spokesperson for Car Buyers Guide, regularly commentating on motoring issues within the Irish media.

I also produced the editorial content for Car Buyers Guide's weekly publication as well as editorial content for its highly successful website. I was also responsible for producing Ireland's Used Car Price Guide, which is the only publication of its kind to offer Irish consumers guide prices on used vehicles.

Key Skills
Editorial photography
2001 - 2007

New Car Magazine - Editor

I was chiefly responsible for editorial content for all motoring titles produced by Car Buyers Guide and Page 7 Media.

These publications include New Car, Car Buyers Guide and Ireland's Used Car Price Guide.

My everyday role concerned producing New Car magazine, which is a monthly motoring publication that primarily deals with news and reviews of new cars. This 144-page monthly magazine has grown from a one-off publication back in 2000 to Ireland's best-regarded and best-selling Irish car title. Within this publication I was responsible for writing and commissioning editorial, photography, co-coordinating design and overseeing production. I am also spokesperson for Car Buyers Guide, regularly commentating on motoring issues within the Irish media.

I also produced the editorial content for Car Buyers Guide's weekly publication as well as editorial content for its highly successful website. I was also responsible for producing Ireland's Used Car Price Guide, which is the only publication of its kind to offer Irish consumers guide prices on used vehicles.

Key Skills
Editorial photography
2001 - 2007
2000 - 2001

2003 - 2005 - Motoring Correspondent - The Sunday Tribune

I was motoring correspondent for The Sunday Tribune for a period of two years, writing a weekly road test, news and an interview with a celebrity about their car history.

1999 - 2000

Ballsbridge Motors - Trainee Salesman

Learned the basics of car sales and gained a basic understanding of how the car business works.

Key Skills
car sales
1999 - 2000

Ballsbridge Motors - Trainee Salesman

Learned the basics of car sales and gained a basic understanding of how the car business works.

Key Skills
car sales

Paddy Comyn's Education and Qualifications

1998

Bachelor/Degree - Bachelor of Science, Psychology

Queen's University Belfast

1998

Bachelor/Degree - Science, Psychology

Queen's University Belfast

Paddy Comyn's Additional Information

Interests

Running (long distances), tennis, technology.