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- Kia Ora Magazine - Away To The Bay
- Content, Editorial, Writing
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- The Spinoff - Apiecalypse Now
- Interviewing, Journalism, Online Content, Writing
- Food & Beverage
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- Craigs Investment Partners - Custom Content, Articles
- Content, Editorial, eDM, Interviewing, Online Content, Writing
I love to work with energetic, forward-thinking brands who care about their service, products and people. I cover content development for owned channels, and public relations expertise and implementation to help spread the good word. With a fair few years of media under my belt, I am both an excellent writer, and the sort of person who can dig out a gem of a story in any situation. I craft compelling, clever copy for clients and share advice with those looking to improve how and where they tell their stories. I develop well-received media angles because I know what journalists want - and, crucially, what they don't. Most of all I enjoy finding new ways to tell a story - working closely with both brands, and media, to find that magic sweet spot.
Over the years I have worked with a number of brands ranging across different industries including aviation, financial hospitality, media. If you are needing a word whizz with an affinity with marketing get in touch.
Writing & editing
I've spent most of my life immersed in words and stories. I've been a journalist and radio presenter, a magazine editor, and now I tell stories on behalf of a wide range of clients.
I love to craft content of any kind and I truly enjoy every step of the process - from researching and interviewing, to figuring out the most compelling angle, choosing the right words, drafting and proof-reading.
I've worked on everything from packaging to press releases, custom content to quizzes, video scripts to satire, long-form journalism to snappy social media posts. I love it all.
I work with clients to explore their storytelling capabilities - preparing them for media contact, developing publicity plans, crafting press releases, media kits and story angles, pitching to media (and following up), and running through interview prep with them.
I've enjoyed success with a number of clients across several industries: health and wellness, food, finance, fashion, wine, aged care, FMCG and business, to name a handful.
Content may be king (or queen) but you'll quickly be dethroned if your social media isn't up to par. I enjoy working with businesses to determine their tone of voice for social media, crafting content plans and drafting posts.
I'm best known for...
Covering the highly anticipated wedding of Dan and Honor Carter on a Friday night, writing the story for Woman's Day on my laptop from the kitchen as guests partied outside, filing it from an internet cafe in Blenheim by 9pm, so that it was on supermarket shelves on Saturday.
Director / Jul 2018 - Present / Contentment Agency NZ
Fiona and Contentment Agency are PR and storytelling specialists. We help New Zealand businesses reach key media, connect with their audiences through developing great owned content, and ensure their brand is seen, heard and shared.
Manager, Communications and Marketing / May 2016 - Jul 2018 / Napier City Council
I led a team of energetic marketing, events, comms and digital superstars. Together we implemented strategy, communicated widely internally and externally, developed amazing city events, and marketed our incredible visitor attractions.
Editor - NZ's Woman's Weekly/The Australian Women's Weekly / 2010 - 2016 / Bauer Media New Zealand
The Weekly is a national treasure. As Editor, and caretaker, of this extraordinary 85-year-old publication, I was tasked with developing its editorial vision and leading a team of 11 staff who cared deeply for New Zealand's best-read news-stand magazine.
Prior to this, I also worked for 2.5 years as the Editor of The Australian Women's Weekly, NZ edition, leading a team of seven staff -also a deeply fulfilling role and as Deputy Editor at NZ Woman's Day
Industries I know well
Food & Beverage
Home & Interiors
Mediums I know well
Honours & awards
MPA Journalist of the Year - Mass Market (Winner)
MPA Editor of the Year - Lifestyle (Highly commended)