The Kiwi young writer Roster major feature are the people who ensure the Kiwi young writer program runs smoothly.
Since 2019 the Kiwi young writers have been ‘standing alone’ – this means they run their own program and are on the way to forming a self operating Entity.
These are two very different things
Standing Alone is the daily operating of the young writer program. The Entity is that the Kiwi young writers take legal control of the operation.
The Kiwi Roster
Coordinators - these are the people who send the reminders of the due date their articles are due.
Editor - edits the articles
Late comers chaser - this person sends an email to whomever is late with their article.
Photo selector - this person selects the photos for each article - sometimes a young writer sends in their own photo.
Facebook - these people upload the Kiwi articles to the Kiwi young writer facebook page and add a 1-2 line Overview.
NZ Christian media - these people each day sends the Kiwi article of the day to NZ Christian media.
Over 31s - they have a separate team
Christian Today New Zealand - this person sends the packaged articles for the following week into Christian Today for publishing.
Instead of someone in Australia overseeing all this, after 9 years the Kiwi young writers were intending to stand legally and take charge of their own program - Covid 19 has put a temporary stop to that.
When it does happen, it will include things like - when someone on the roster needs to take a break and for someone else to become engaged - the Kiwi Entity will have someone for this role in helping that exchange of personnel.
Conferences will be run by the Entity – chasing new young writers will be part of the Entity’s function. Answering questions and promoting the Kiwi young writers will be part of the role of the Entity.
This is being put on hold until the Covid 19 pandemic is past us. An entity requires ‘focus’ and Covid 19 is focus enough at the moment.
The current roster
Coordinators - Matthew Thornton, Jessica Knell
Editor - Esther Koh
Late comer chaser - Rebecca Howan
Photo selector - Kevin Park
Facebook - Kevin Park and Araina Pereira
NZ Christian media - Manuele Filo and Blake Gardiner
Over 31s - Mussita Ng
CTNZ - Tim Newman
The Kiwi young writer program runs smoothly due to these remarkable Kiwi young people.
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award, The Gutenberg. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. The above photo is the upper part from this portrait.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at: http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html