I'm a Northland based writer and editor who is passionate about creating crisp, clean copy for individuals, businesses and organisations.
From media releases and copywriting, to speech writing, feature articles, freelance journalism, newsletters and opinion pieces - l create great content that gets your message across effectively and efficiently.
Job title: Writer, editor and communications specialist
Experience: I have 14 years experience working as a journalist and editor for print and online media publications in Auckland, Northland, Wellington and Melbourne. My most recent role was Northland News Director at Stuff [formerly Fairfax] where I was responsible for covering news in the region and editing three weekly community newspapers; The Bay Chronicle, Northern News and Whangarei Leader. I have worked for the Dominion Post, and my work has been published in the NZ Herald, Sunday Star Times, Sunday News, Nepali Times and Lonely Planet.
I'm looking for: All storytelling including feature articles, copywriting, media releases, speeches, news stories, opinion pieces, communications projects and blogs. I also offer an editing and proofreading service.
Best endorsement: "I had the great pleasure of working with Jenny Ling for a number of years while I was Head of Content for Suburban Newspapers. Jenny did a superb job while working as deputy editor in Auckland and I was keen to transfer her to Northland when a key position became available as editor of the Northern News and The Bay Chronicle. I was hugely impressed with her efforts leading both papers through times of great structural change. Jenny is a gifted writer, editor and newsroom leader. Her diligence is commendable and her humility is inspiring. Jenny will tell a story the way it should be told - honestly, accurately and with good heart." Matthew Gray.
"Jenny is a great journo. She produced excellent stories for years in the Northland region and was distinguished by her obvious commitment and care for her community. She diligently held together a diverse operation and adjusted to change with aplomb. I’d recommend her unreservedly." Ian Steward
Availability/lead time: About 1-2 weeks is preferred but I'm happy to consider urgent, last minute projects.