Meet The Artist: Conor Finn

Conor Finn is a 22 year old content creator from Co. Armagh, but currently living in Dublin for work. In 2018 Conor secured his first paid role in TV working as a production assistant for Waddell Media on a broadcast concert (Oiche na mBain) in the Empire Belfast. Conor applied for the role last minute and managed to “blag” his way onto the shoot. From securing that one role, it gave Conor the confidence to apply for every role he saw. As a driven and hardworking student Conor was determined to pave a career for himself within the media industry. Ever since, Conor has been working across the creative sector in radio, TV, film and digital.

What genre / style do you create in?

I tend to create digital media mainly, between silly videos, memes and audio productions.

What would you be best known for?

My humour and chat I hope! Most recently people have come to know me for my interview podcast series, Finnterviews.

What would you consider your biggest achievement?

I realised recently that between the various jobs in the creative industries, at the age of 21 I had worked across every format in TV (including news, factual, entertainment, drama, animation and documentary, digital and commercial), radio, film and digital, which I think is mad considering I’ve only been working in the industry two years now (one of which I was still studying full-time).

What would you consider to be the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your industry?

My Granny used to have a saying ‘A quiet farmer get’s no land’, which in culchie terms essentially means ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’. I think I realised that so many of the opportunities and experiences I’ve been so lucky to get have been due to the fact that I tend to chance my arm in most situations, either applying for jobs, reaching out for opportunities or even booking guests for my podcast. I think other people my age don’t do that as much, and hope for opportunities to come to them, when I’ve found you really have to make opportunities for yourself.

What has been your biggest challenge to date?

One of the biggest challenges I’ve had to date has been completing my degree and transitioning into the world of full-time work.
It was strange, as suddenly I had way more free time, and opportunities seemed to completely dry up, I couldn’t get a job for the life of me! That really scared me and I considered possibly doing a masters or pursuing another line of work where I knew I could get work in and to a consistent rate, as I had zero money in my bank, a new load of student loans debt and a kind of pseudo external pressure (that was completely in my own head) to find an amazing full-time, dream media job and be set for life.

Once I let myself breathe for a minute, stopped worrying and accepted this was a normal way of working in the creative sector, I was offered a dream job at and moved down to live in Dublin.

Tell us a little about your personal life, are you married, kids, hobbies etc?

I come from a very rural background, growing up in the country side of Armagh. I’m single, living and working now in Dublin, but my main hobbies are that of anyone my age I guess, watching TV/film, socialising with friends, going for adventures (particularly if they involve a trip along the coast, as I’ll never pass up a chance for a quick dip or walk on a beach). I also love live music and play traditional Irish music myself (violin/fiddle) in pubs around the country.

Tell us about your most recent work?

My most recent work has been my new interview podcast series, Finnterviews, where I speak to the most interesting people I know all about their lives with a few laughs along the way.

What would you like us to tell people about?

MY NEW PODCAST SERIES FINNTERVIEWS ! Finnterviews is available across all streaming podcast platforms.

Listen now >>

If you had to describe your work to someone who has never heard of you what would you say?

Light-hearted, good-humoured content for all the family (sometimes).

What’s the funniest experience you’ve had in your business?

I’ve been an audience member in a Netflix game show and for some reason during filming, I was obtrusively in shot compared to the rest of the audience, which now makes for a great Where’s Wally? style of drinking game with friends (I think we only managed to last 1min playing the game last time as it was getting everyone too drunk too quickly!).

What would your advice be to young people hoping to pursue the same industry?

‘A quiet farmer gets no land’ – Granny Finn.

Anything else you want to tell people about yourself or your work?

I’m always open to new opportunities and working with new people (sure, you never know what/where it’ll lead me to next!).

Stay up to date with Finnterviews Podcast here:


Who do you look up to and why?

Most people, I’m a very average 5’10.



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