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 business journalist
This year the business acquired legal publication the Capital Letter .
As a result of this expansion we are now seeking an experienced journalist to work across the business.
There are four key areas of the role:
1) Style: We are looking for someone to implement a style guide across the three publications. While each publication has its own unique content that needs to be maintained, we are seeking consistency across our general business writing.
2) In-house training: As part of implementing the style guide the three teams of writers will need training and assistance. Not just sub-editing their work, but teaching them. Freeman has a company goal of journalists submitting proof-ready copy so the editors can focus on planning, writing and maintaining subject matter expert status.
3) Writing: This role will also cover editors or deputy editors in a writing capacity as required when they are on leave. It could also be a role that submits the odd article.
4) Editing: Freeman produces a lot of marketing material for its events and other products which needs editing and standardising. It also receives some contributed content which needs editing.
You will need to be able to work at pace in a time-pressured environment.
The successful candidate should have:
- experience as a journalist
- experience with financial and any other technical reporting
- experience sub-editing and be a stickler for accuracy and good grammar
- an interest in business
The role reports to the Managing Director.
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