Steve Hart

Business journalist, editor, and WordPress

wizard with a background in radio.

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Steve Hart is a journalist, editor and project manager with experience in broadcast news and WordPress websites.

Between 2000 and early 2007 he worked at the New Zealand Herald as chief sub editor of its daily business section. He went on to edit the paper’s Travel and Career sections managing teams of freelancers.

Steve Hart; journalist, editor, podcaster and WordPress fan.
Steve Hart; journalist, editor, podcaster and WordPress fan.

He left to work as a freelance reporter covering employment, business, consumer finance and retail investing. As a contract editor he managed magazines  including D-Photo, NZ Investor and a trade title for engineers.

Other freelance work included building WordPress websites, designing magazines, producing videos and podcasting. Steve also launched (and sold) the Viewfinder website for digital movie makers.

He actively follows the sharemarket, the property market, and politics.

Steve volunteers as a community radio host, was a club DJ in the 80s, worked in radio during the 80s and 90s (including time at the BBC), plays the keyboard with the Reason app and listens to jazz, house, trance and 70s prog rock. He believes anyone can do anything – if they really want to (although wanting and achieving is not often a straight line).

Professional experience

  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Project manager
  • Podcaster
  • Broadcaster
  • Video editor
  • WordPress

Past editorships (since 2000)

  • New Zealand Herald; editor, custom publications (including the popular Inside series and Enterprise, for SMEs)
  • New Zealand Herald; editor, Careers section
  • New Zealand Herald; editor, Travel section
  • NZ Investor magazine and website (contract editor)
  • Publisher/editor Viewfinder magazine and website (business I sold in 2012)
  • D-Photo, photography magazine (contract editor)
  • Engineering and Manufacturing magazine (contract editor)

Writing credits (in New Zealand)

New Zealand Herald, Project Auckland (NZ Herald), German news agency DPA, Employment Today magazine (ThomsonReuters), D-Photo, InBusiness, NZ Investor, Herald on Sunday (business), Mortgage Magazine, NZ Business, Management magazine, Domain (Fairfax), Migrant News, Bay of Plenty Times (APN), The Big Idea website.

Work in the UK pre 2000:

  • Managing editor, Barkers Trident Communications, London. Led a team of  8 editors and writers producing a range of internal comms magazines for blue chip clients.
  • Globe-trotting photo-journalist for Norwegian firm Kvaerner. Wrote news and internal reports for the international engineering firm.
  • Reporter, sub editor, chief sub editor and deputy editor at the Yellow Advertiser Group in Essex.
  • Freelance work at: BBC Essex, reporter; Essex Radio, tech op/reporter; Southend Standard, sub editor; The Lancet, designer; Private Eye, researcher.
  • Stringer for Thames News, Daily Mirror, NoW etc.

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