The dictionary definition of passion is to have a powerful emotion, feeling or desire about something

Rebecca Reid

I love the challenge of communication, I’m hugely passionate about it. Good communication sounds great, but effective communication is actually about reaching those you need to connect with. It is understanding who those people are, and how to get to them, that’s what I love.

I also relish the opportunity to build and facilitate long-term working relationships. Through my work as a journalist and editor, I have been fortunate to meet with some of New Zealand’s most successful people in their chosen field. Telling their stories across some of the country’s leading publications, including as deputy chief reporter at the Herald on Sunday and the iconic New Zealand Woman’s Weekly as deputy news editor. I was also Lifestyle Editor for New Idea magazine, editing the 30-page lifestyle section, weekly columnists and fashion and beauty editors.

I am a persuasive communicator with a proven track record in journalism, public relations, strategic planning and demonstrate strong organisational skills.

Outside of journalism, I have worked as a senior media and communications consultant across a number of sectors from health and wellbeing, property to research and business consultancy, to FMCG. I have been part of communications work for a media company, luxury champagne brand to bespoke food companies and hospitality and tourism providers.

I was connected with NSPR in 2013 through a mutual media acquaintance. I was impressed with their reputation and their loyal clients but it was their approach to how they operate the business that sold me, I love working with NSPR!

What else you should know about Rebecca

  • My family and friends are extremely important to me
  • I’m goal orientated and driven
  • I love travelling with many adventures under my belt and a long ‘to see’ list still to come
  • I believe the journey is as important as the destination
  • Kayaking and walking the dog are great ways to move and relax