ABOUT

Karen Robertson holds a Masters degree in Digital Journalism with 18 years progressive senior management experience in the communications sector in South Africa, the UK and Dubai. Three years have been spent in a fast-paced, complex and multi-layered South African-based non-governmental organisation working across Africa and globally on issues of health, human rights and social justice. Previous years were spent in the publishing sector - writing for and then editing magazines and later launching and running websites and growing online presence. Highly experienced in content creation and editing with a focus on creative, compelling storytelling for impact. Ability to transform complex subject matter into easy-to-grasp content tailored to different audiences and pivot between high-level strategy and implementation. Strong senior management skills with a commitment to inspiring, mentoring, training and motivating staff to perform at their peak to achieve common goals. Ability to deal with crisis situations calmly and with pragmatism. A smart strategist, thoughtful advisor and accountable leader, consistently recognised for being results and solutions driven and displaying a high degree of integrity, efficiency and commitment. Intellectually curious with a strong understanding of social change. Passionate about creating impact through communications.

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