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Editor - Energy News

Advertiser: Freeman MediaMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
12 Aug 2019
Wellington, Wellington Central
Work Type
Full Time
Advertising, Arts & Media, Journalism & Writing

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.

About Freeman

Freeman Media (trading as Freeman) was founded in 2002. It publishes Energy News and Inside Resources, both niche online news and information services. It runs a range of high-profile corporate events, publishes infomaps, and has appeared in the Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 indexes for growth achievements. Eighteen staff work in the business.

The company has a successful formula for online niche industry news, information and networking which is growing and able to be replicated into other sectors.

Its clients number over 500 and include many of the largest organisations in the country, regulators, and government organisations.

Freeman supports diversity in the workplace. It offers employees 5 weeks leave per annum.

Freeman's subscription-based websites are not public and sit behind paywalls. To obtain a login contact

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a journalist?

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