Hi, 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 Homeowner, Woman & Home, and The Sunday Times, among others. I am based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Before freelancing, I held the position of news editor for a weekly news and fashion magazine. I also worked as the 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 hold a Bachelors degree in journalism and media studies from Rhodes University (completed 2005), and an MA in Journalism (with distinction) from the University of the Witwatersranc (2016). I was named first runner-up in the ‘Consumer Financial Education’ category of the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism (2018).
I particularly enjoy working on people-centric narratives; collaborating on data-led projects; unpacking consumer finance, entrepreneurship, and economic development topics; as well as researching and producing science, innovation, and technology-related content.
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I am a full member of the Southern African Freelancers’ Association (Safrea).
I am a member of WanaData, a pan-African network of women journalists, data scientists, and technologists creating data-driven news and digitally enabled storytelling.