Steve Hart – writer and podcast editor

Steve Hart is a journalist with wide experience reporting on sectors such as real estate, technology, business, listed companies, and insurance.

In addition to working across all aspects of the print media, Steve has built and updated WordPress websites, hosted and edited podcasts, and has edited numerous videos. He’s a dab hand with a camera too.

Steve moved from the UK to New Zealand in 2000 to join the New Zealand Herald but is now available for any assignments from writing original copy, sub editing, editing magazines to full project management.

Photo of journalist Steve Hart

Steve’s career in the media began in the UK when he started writing a weekly music review column for his local evening newspaper in the late 1980s.

He landed a job at his local paper and with three years’ newsroom experience under his belt, and having completed NCTJ industry training, became a regional editor / reporter. Within a few years he was appointed as chief sub editor and then group deputy editor.

Steve later worked as a news reporter at BBC Essex as well as at commercial station Essex Radio. In addition he hosted the breakfast show at Radio Basildon.

There was a sideways move into corporate communications in the late 90s when he joined Norwegian engineering firm Kvaerner – working at its London and Oslo offices as well as undertaking photo/journalism assignments all over the world.

He left to join award-winning contract publishing house Barkers Trident Communications as managing editor at its Canary Wharf office until his move to Auckland in 2000.

Steve enjoys talking with people to help tell their stories with copy that flows well and keeps readers engaged. He converts otherwise dry research papers, white papers, and surveys into compelling copy, knows where to look for facts and information, and who to call for expert commentary on almost any topic.

Professional experience

  • Journalist and researcher
  • Editor
  • Project manager
  • Podcast production / audio fixing guru (it’s like magic really)
  • Radio host
  • WordPress
  • Magazine design (InDesign)