Steve Hart – professional profileSteveHart-250BW-web

My career as a journalist began in local newspapers in the UK during the late 1980s.

However, it was interspersed with work in radio. My broadcast experience includes spells working as a journalist in the newsrooms of Essex FM and BBC Essex, I worked the desk on phone-in shows, hosted the breakfast show at Radio Basildon and was a Radio Top Shop DJ.

I completed my NCTJ studies while working at a regional weekly in Essex and covered the courts, inquests, local government, and specialized in campaigning and advocacy journalism.

Over a few short years I moved through the subbery to become chief sub editor, and deputized for the editor. I also spent a couple years working  for a contract publishing firm in London.

In 1999 I was offered the job of chief sub editor at the New Zealand Herald’s daily business section, and so moved to Auckland. At the NZ Herald I went on to edit the weekly travel section, and the careers / employment section.

I left the paper in 2007 to work as a freelance writer and contract editor. Over 7 years I edited magazines covering photography, business, engineering and investing/shares.  I produced a few docos, got deep into WordPress, and began podcasting.

In late 2014 I was invited to return to the NZ Herald.

Writing credits

  • New Zealand Herald – employment and business writer
  • Project Auckland (NZ Herald special publication)
  • German news agency DPA
  • Employment Today magazine (ThomsonReuters)
  • D-Photo (digital photography) magazine
  • InBusiness magazine
  • NZ Investor magazine
  • Herald on Sunday (business section)
  • Mortgage Magazine
  • NZ Business
  • Management magazine
  • Domain Magazine (Fairfax)
  • Migrant News
  • Bay of Plenty Times (APN)
  • The Big Idea website

Past editorships

  • NZ Investor magazine
  • Publisher/editor Viewfinder magazine – business sold in May 2012
  • D-Photo, photography magazine (contract editor)
  • New Zealand Herald, editor, custom publications
  • New Zealand Herald, editor, Careers section
  • New Zealand Herald, editor, Travel section

Software I  use

  • InDesign (page design)
  • Photoshop (image handling)
  • Audition (audio production)
  • WordPress (website CMS)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro 7 and X  (video editing)


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