“To survive, you must tell stories” – Umberto Eco

katepic eggHi, I’m Kate Ferreira. I am a resourceful, reliable, and creative freelance journalist and writer, with extensive experience in news media and content creation.

I have been freelancing since early 2013, and working in media for over a decade. My clients include Business Day, the Financial Mail, CFO South Africa, SA HomeownerWoman & Home, and The Sunday Times, among others. I am based in South Africa – primarily Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Before freelancing, I held the position of news editor for a weekly news and fashion magazine, Grazia (South Africa). I have also worked as managing editor for the radio station websites of a major broadcast media company, and in financial journalism as the online editor and previously the student supplement magazine editor for the weekly Financial Mail (FM).

I often work with academics and researchers, to develop stories out of their scientific and political work, and to communicate these with a non-academic audience. I have also worked as a copy editor and photographer for several companies, both here in South Africa and in the UK.

I hold a bachelors degree in journalism and media studies from Rhodes University (completed 2005), and a Masters in Journalism degree from Wits University (2016).

I enjoy writing on a variety of topics but have a particular passion for meaty stories I can sink my teeth into, and have focused on people-centric narratives; profile writing; data-led consumer finance coverage; economic development; science, innovation, and technology;  and travel.

—- Associations —

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-2-10-22-pmI am a full member of the Southern African Freelancers’ Association (Safrea).

Screen Shot 2019-05-22 at 11.28.55.pngI am a member of WanaData, a pan-African network of women journalists, data scientists, and technologists creating data-driven news and digitally enabled storytelling.

Screen Shot 2019-05-22 at 11.34.29.pngI am an impactAfrica fellow (first-round funding recipient) – a programme of Code for Africa.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s