About StoryStock?

StoryStock was founded in 2016 by a team of journalists who realised that good story based content could help publishers and brands engage and grow their audiences. The team set about building a global community of content creators, videographers, writers, bloggers and journalists who would create a global bank of content. Great stories from all around the world. StoryStock began building a mini Facebook for content creators where they could interact with each other and upload content to our digital content archive from which publishers and brands would pick and choose great stories from. The team also built a commissioning software where publishers and brands could hire any of our content creators anywhere in the world to create a video, blog or article. StoryStock gave publishers and brands a global army of content creators bringing them stories from communities around the world. A small radio station in the UK could create news videos from the US and use them as their own. StoryStock.com allows publishers and brands to compete at a completely different level.
We began our journey in 2016 with the support of Enterprise Ireland and have grown into a small and effective team. We have worked with some of the largest publishers and organisations in the world including the European Commission. StoryStock was named at number 5 in the Top Irish companies to watch in 2017 and has continued to expand its community of content creators and its bank of content.

Meet The Team

Francis Fitzgibbon

CEO / Founder

Francis is an award winning Irish journalist, documentary maker and storyteller who has worked as a senior reporter on the Pat Kenny show on Newstalk 106fm and with the Ireland AM show on TV3 in Ireland. He has a long association with the Irish Television networks TV3 and UTV where he still appears on a regular basis. Francis has produced and managed radio shows for Newstalk radio in Ireland for several years. He has written for Irish media group Independent News and Media in a freelance capacity for over ten years and has a host of contacts in the world of Irish and British media. Francis has worked in a variety of other roles including as a political advisor and press officer in the European Parliament in Brussels, a speechwriter and advisor in Seanad Eireann, Ireland's upper house of Parliament.

Shane O Connor

Story Department Manager

Shane is a PPI award winning radio producer and broadcast journalist who has worked in both the UK and Ireland. He has worked as a broadcast journalist with BBC Radio 5Live working on their flagship World News & Current Affairs Show as well as the Stephen Nolan Show and Phil Williams Show. Shane has worked as a freelance producer and radio consultant with a number of Irish radio stations including Newstalk 106fm, RTE 2fm, Radio Kerry and REDfm. Shane is a former manager and trainer with Radio Kerry Training where he oversaw his students win an International City & Guilds Award and two PPI Radio Awards in one year. Shane is an award winning and well respected radio producer, documentary maker and storyteller who has many years of experience working in radio and online digital media.