The Next Page – Editors

Announcing The Next Page – Editors. An early-career mentorship programme we're partnering with is now accepting applications!

Nau mai, haere mai!

Applications for The Next Page are now open! In 2023, this programme focuses on developing up to 15 early-career magazine editors, with participants receiving mentorship and taking part in three wānanga across the year.

Te kaupapa

Editors play a vital role in our media landscape, yet very few opportunities exist to support their development — whether it’s skills training, individualised mentorship, or having the chance to build a community of peers. This programme is a response to that.

Running throughout 2023, The Next Page is designed with and for the next generation of magazine editors in Aotearoa. It will bring together up to 15 editors for three weekends across the year — with sessions focused on developing critical skills, relationships, and industry knowledge — as well as each editor receiving mentorship over a six-month period.

Hosted by The Spinoff in partnership with North & South, Pantograph Punch, Ensemble and E-Tangata, this programme will run on the following dates and will feature discussions and workshops led by industry experts. Note that these include overnight stays as part of the programme:

  • Fri 28 — Sat 29 April 2023 (from 8am Friday to 6pm Saturday)
  • Fri 21 — Sat 22 July 2023 (from 8am Friday to 6pm Saturday)
  • Fri 3 — Sat 4 November 2023 (from 8am Friday to 9.30pm Saturday)

We strongly encourage anyone who identifies as an early-career magazine editor to apply, and in particular editors who are currently under-represented across the industry.

You do not have to be employed at a publication to apply. You may be working as an independent or freelance editor, or working on your own project. Please note, however, that we will be prioritising magazine-style editors who work across some combination of news, interviews, features, profiles, opinion and reviews.

Editors play a vital role in our media landscape

For those successful applicants who are not currently on a full-time salary, we will provide a stipend to cover your time to attend.

This opportunity is open to anyone residing in Aotearoa and we will contribute to travel expenses for those who need to travel in order to attend. Catering and accommodation as part of the wānanga will be covered by the programme.

Paearu tuku

To apply for the programme, just fill out this form.

If you have any questions, please contact Rosabel Tan at

Submissions close on Wednesday 15 February at 5pm.

This initiative is made possible with the support of NZ On Air’s Public Interest Journalism Fund.

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