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Steve Hart – journalist and editor

Steve Hart is a highly experienced and versatile journalist who has written for regional, national, and specialist trade titles – including online, daily newspapers, B2B, custom publications, and consumer magazines.

Photo of journalist Steve Hart
Steve Hart.

In addition to writing about everything from daily news (crime, courts, social issues) to complex topics such as pharmaceuticals, emerging digital technology, the security industry, insurance, and major infrastructure projects, Steve has edited magazines specialising in real estate, photography, video production, investing, and business.

He has headed a regional weekly’s sub’s desk as chief sub editor, led teams of reporters, designers and photographers as managing editor, and project-managed numerous one-off client publications covering subjects such as wellness, technology, and residential property.

He’s a keen photographer and videographer, enjoys cutting footage, and has a background in broadcast news (BBC Local).

He drew on his experience as a broadcaster when he fronted his first podcast in 2008 – a weekly wrap on the ups and downs of the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

Numerous podcasts followed, including his latest one – a podcast about podcasting. Drawing on this experience he wrote the Podcasting Made Easy paperback.

Steve has advanced skills in audio recording, editing, mixing, sound balancing, and restoration – making poor audio sound better.

He enjoys meeting people to help tell their stories with copy that flows and keeps readers engaged. Steve converts otherwise dry research papers and surveys into compelling copy, identifies the hook, and finds the right people to add valued commentary and insight.

As a hobby, Steve hosts a weekly jazz radio show.

Professional experience

  • Journalist and researcher
  • Editor
  • Media project manager
  • Podcast production / editing / host
  • Radio presenter
  • Magazine design (InDesign)

Apps

  • Adobe Photoshop, Audition, InDesign, Premiere Pro
  • WordPress
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Reaper
  • Izotope suite