Steve Hart is a journalist, editor, assignment editor, and project manager with experience in broadcast news. He currently works at NZME’s New Zealand Herald.

Between 2000 and early 2007 he worked at the 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.

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, real estate and politics.

Steve volunteers as a community radio host and worked in radio during the 80s and 90s (including time at the BBC).

Professional experience

  • Editor
  • Assignment editor
  • Journalist
  • Sub editor
  • Page design
  • Project manager
  • Podcaster
  • Broadcaster
  • Video editor
  • WordPress installation, maintenance, loading content, configuring plugins etc.

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 magazines.
  • 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.