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.
In 2020 it acquired Capital Letter - New Zealand's review of administration, legislation and law. This publication provides court judgment summaries from the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. It also provides updates on legislation, statutory reviews and general reviews.
Events run within the energy and, mining and quarrying sectors include the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards, Downstream, Taranaki Energy Forum, Emissions Workshop, 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.
Senior/experienced business journalist
An opportunity has opened for an experienced journalist to work on Energy News - a web-based news and information service covering the electricity, liquid fuels, and oil and gas sectors.
To win this role you will need to be confident interviewing leading executives and influencers in the energy sector.
You will have the drive and initiative to develop a network of contacts to maintain a flow of exclusive stories and features for the website. The ability to produce accurate, proof-ready copy in a time-pressured environment will be important and very good computer skills are expected.
The business is very customer-focused and you will be required to initiate and attend regular subject visits - via videoconferencing or in-person as alert levels allow.
To succeed in this role you will need an interest in the energy sector and how it contributes to the New Zealand economy.
National travel and after-hours industry functions, conferences and other events will be required for this role at some point in the future as alert levels allow.
The advertised role reports to the Editor. There are opportunities for advancement for the right applicant.
You will need to be able to work at pace in a time-pressured environment.
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