nikkid - Experienced Journalist

Court Reporter at CCC.nuacht



Current location


Work category

Media and Design



I have 12 years experience as a journalist/editor/subeditor/team leader. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, team player but can work on an individual basis. Can meet strict deadlines. 70wpm typing skills; data entry experience; 5 years accounts receivable/payable experience.

nikkid's Professional Experience

2010 - Present

CCC.nuacht - Court Reporter

Reporting on trials and court cases at the Criminal Court of Justice for all media outlets.

2009 - 2010

Manufacturing Ireland Magazine - Editor

MANUFACTURING IRELAND magazine & LIFE SCIENCE magazine, Advance Publications, Phibsboro, Dublin
July 2009- March 2010

· Sourcing material for publication
· Writing, proofing and subbing articles for publication
· Organising photographs for articles
· Interviewing clients for articles
· Subbing and proofing final copy of magazine for publication

2007 - 2009

Meath Post - Acting Editor

Acting Editor
MEATH POST, 10 Flower Hill, Navan, Co Meath
December 2007 – April 2009 (WAS MADE REDUNDANT)

· Organising news material for publication
· Meeting weekly print deadline and bringing the paper to publication level
· Dealing with advertising/sales staff for features and ads to be run weekly.
· Writing and putting together editorial for advertising features
· Dealing with the day-to-day running of the office
· Writing news stories and features for publication
· Directing all staff
· Driving the editorial content and tone of the newspaper
· Proofing and subbing each article prior and after to the newspaper
· Organising the layout of the paper for each week’s publication

Key Skills
Acting Editorial
2006 - 2007

LIFFEY CHAMPION Newspaper - Promoted from Senior Journalist to News Editor

Managing the staff room team to produce stories
producing the lead story and guiding the news room team to produce hard-hitting and local interest stories
arranging for markings to be covered assisting the editor and covering for the editor when he is on holidays subbing and proof reading articles prior and after submission to the newspaper

2004 - 2006

THE STAR newspaper - Freelance Journalist & Subeditor

Submitting articles on a regular basis for publication in The Star newspaper.
and subbing articles for The Star and The Star Sunday on a freelance basis.

2001 - 2006

LIFFEY CHAMPION Newspaper - Senior Journalist

Researching, interviewing and producing news stories for publication
Reporting on monthly and weekly Council meetings and court reporting
Reporting on hard news stories; human interest stories;
entertainment news and social events
Subbing articles for publication; holding weekly editorial meetings
with staff and freelancers; organising the paper's content and lead
stories for each week's publication.

Key Skills
1998 - 2001

New Ireland Assurance Company - Accounts Assistant

· Processing invoices for payment; cheque payment runs; monthly bank
statement reconciliations
· Administrating and recording of petty cash
· Expense processing for senior members, reps, outdoor sales staff and
broker consultants

Key Skills
accounts assistant invoices REPS
1996 - 1998

AUSTRALIAN HEARING SERVICES - Accounts Assistant, Accounts Receivable

Processing payments to clients accounts
Processing invoices
Weekly bank lodgement
Reconciliation of monthly bank accounts
Customer Service

Key Skills
1996 - 1996


Researching, interviewing and writing news stories for publication
Reporting on equestrian events around Australia
Human interest equestrian stories

Key Skills
1994 - 1996

Fingal Independent - Reporter

FINGAL INDEPENDENT Newspaper, Swords, Co Dublin 1994-1996
· Researching, sourcing, interviewing people and writing news stories
for publication
· Covering Council meetings, Court reporting, hard news stories, human
interest stories for weekly publication

Key Skills

nikkid's Education and Qualifications


Certificate - Print & Radio Journalism

Colaiste Dhulaigh

Second Level -