Freeman is an experienced and savvy information services provider to the New Zealand corporate community, established in 2002 by Matt Freeman. It was previously known as Freeman Media.
It specialises in online subscription news and information services for specific business sectors, publishing a range of reports and maps, and running industry events.
Energy News was established in 2008 - a subscription-based news and information website for the New Zealand energy sector. Energy News has carved out a niche as the trusted source of New Zealand energy sector news and information.
In September 2013 Freeman launched into the mining and quarrying sectors with the publication of Inside Resources, an online subscription-based web service, using the same formula as Energy News.
It has since set up a number of events within the energy and mining and quarrying sectors that support these two publications. These include the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards, Downstream, New Zealand Petroleum Club, Energy Trader Forum and the New Zealand Minerals Forum.
Freeman also publishes six large, detailed industry maps, which provide an in-depth picture of the different sectors the company works with. Titles include Minerals Exploration and Mining, Petroleum Exploration and Mining, North Island Quarries, South Island Quarries, Energy Infrastructure and Smart Energy Technology.
Launched in 2012, the Energy News and ABB Annual NZ Electricity Survey polls the electricity industry on key trends, opportunities and challenges. In 2016 over 500 participants took part in the survey, and the results are widely used to inform strategic business decisions.
Editor - Energy News
Energy News is a highly regarded corporate subscription-based news and information service for the New Zealand electricity, oil, gas and petroleum sectors.
The editor for Energy News is responsible for all content on the website and for driving the editorial direction of the publication as set by the publisher.
Content on the site includes our originated news, briefs, interviews and features, contributed columns and articles, user-generated comments, blogs and premium factfiles.
To succeed in this role you will need an interest in the energy sector and how it contributes to the New Zealand economy. You will need to be confident interviewing leading executives and influencers in the energy sector.
Ideally your experience will include business journalism and financial reporting. You won’t be afraid of hard work.
You will have the drive and initiative to develop a network of contacts to maintain a flow of exclusive articles and features for the website. The business is very customer-focused and you will be required to initiate and attend regular subject visits and after-hours networking events.
The editor becomes a key figure in the wider sector. As the front person for Energy News, you will regularly engage with the leaders and influencers of the energy sector, politicians and regulators, wider stakeholders of the publication, and external media as required.
Freeman’s three key editorial principles are: in-depth content; exclusivity; speed. You will need to be confident researching, uncovering and assembling exclusive content. You will also need to be fast on delivery for those high-turnover announcements.
The publication has an overall factual and positive focus and we have to delicately be very aware of our relationships, being careful not to delve into sensationalism nor mis-representation.
National travel is a core part of this role and an unrestricted driver's licence is essential. After-hours attendance at industry functions, conferences and other events is also required.
The role has two journalists reporting to it.
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Research analyst - industries
A vacancy has arisen at Freeman for a research analyst.
This is the first time we have advertised this role externally, having previously been held through internal promotion.
Freeman is an information services provider to the energy and resources sectors in New Zealand. The right candidate for this role will have, or be able to develop, a strong interest in these sectors and in the New Zealand economic fabric in general.
The working parts of the energy and resources sectors include the following sub-sectors and client groupings: electricity, petroleum, oil & gas, mining, quarrying, infrastructure, contracting, roading, petrochemicals, large energy users.
This unique role oversees the data side of Freeman which includes:
- Management of our published databases of energy and resources sector asset owners and associated assets
- Management of our infomaps
- Supporting the editorial teams and event producers with content suggestions
- Providing poll and survey ideas
- Occasional bespoke research tasks and reports for external clients
- Industry and sub-sector overview data
There is an opportunity to grow the research business and product set for the right person in this role and follow the model of comparable but larger international publishers in this area.
Freeman is a small business with 18 employees so you will need to be a self-starter, advancing your skills through industry engagement and self-directed learning.
- a Bachelor’s Degree in an applicable discipline
- strong numeric skills around company financials and KPIs
- a curious mind
- a professional, positive attitude and a friendly and engaging manner
- excellent writing and presentation skills
- a familiarity with listed company reporting, annual reports and disclosures in general
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