About Us

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, Supreme Court and Environment Court. It also provides updates on industry news and developments, legislation, statutory reviews and general reviews. In 2021 it acquired Judgments Unlimited Express.

Events run within the energy and, mining and quarrying sectors include the New Zealand Energy Excellence Awards, Downstream, Taranaki Energy Forum, Emissions Workshop and Energy Trader 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 annual KrakenFlex Electricity Survey, currently sponsored by Octopus Energy, polls the electricity industry on key trends, opportunities and challenges. In 2019 over 500 participants took part in the survey, and the results are widely used to inform strategic business decisions.

Positions available

Sponsorship executive

This new role will primarily focus on selling sponsorship and building sponsor relationships across a portfolio of our existing and proposed new events.  As part of the sales team, you will be working in a fun and supportive environment with colleagues that have a passion for the industry and for what we do.

You will need to be confident in both a telemarketing and face-to-face sales environment. A large part of the role will be spent engaging with clients and a steady outbound phonecall and meeting schedule will need to be kept.

Proficiency across the Microsoft Office 365 range of products and sound document presentation, grammar and spelling is expected.

We are looking for a motivated individual who likes the idea of advancing themselves and their career.  A financial incentive is part of the salary package and there is ample room to over-achieve.

Corporate presentation skills will be assumed and you will be happy to interact with industry executives at a high level but also at an operational level.

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.

A competitive remuneration package and five weeks annual leave is on offer, plus other perks and benefits including career development opportunities.

Next steps

Freeman's subscription-based websites are not public and sit behind paywalls. To obtain a login contact maria.pirela [at] freemanmedia.co.nz.

Please click here to apply for this role.

Mission Statement

Freeman strives to be New Zealand's leading provider of industry news, events and information.

We aim to achieve excellence in news and information publishing through our products by providing a rich content experience that educates, informs and assists people in making decisions in their chosen field.

Content comes first.


The team at Freeman has participated in, reached finalist stage and won a number of awards. These include: Wellington Gold Awards (Finalist); Deloitte Technology Fast 500 - Asia Pacific (2011-2014); Deloitte Fast 50 (2012). Journalists employed by Freeman have been involved in a series of awards at the annual Media Awards, MPA Awards and TUANZ Innovation Awards.


Gavin Evans
Group Editor
+64 27 433 5845
Josh Riddiford
Capital Letter
+64 21 356 654
Helen Bowen
Judgments Express
+64 21 997 294
Steve Rotherham
Energy News
+64 21 477 572
Eamon Rood
Senior Journalist
Energy News
+64 21 846 259
Greta Yeoman
Energy News
+64 21 646 103
Helen Ozolins
Copy Editor
James Wardhaugh
Sales Team Leader
+64 21 636 819
Rob Smith
Subscriptions Manager
+64 21 852 890
Maria Pirela
Subscriptions Coordinator
Capital Letter
+64 21 530 659
Jessica Kerr
Subscriptions Coordinator
+64 21 149 2092
James Harvey
+64 21 453 485
Irwin Munro
General Manager
+64 27 808 0748
Michelle Stanyon
Events Manager
+64 21 852 202
Danshi An
Web Developer
+64 21 293 0539
Faye Lougher
Inside Resources
+64 274 862 428
Colin Williscroft
Inside Resources
+64 21 852989
Madeleine Sefton
Finance Manager
+64 27 446 5122
Matt Freeman
Managing Director
+64 27 471 1113


Jeannie Stirling
Advertising Sales Manager
+64 22 105 6807
Ellen Gilchrist
Media & Research Coordinator
+64 27 750 9078