Karen Robertson is the Communications and Strategic Information (CSI) Unit Manager based in the Cape Town office. She has over 13 years publishing experience in South Africa, London and Dubai.
In her time as a print magazine journalist she has been the features editor on O, The Oprah Magazine and special projects editor on Cosmopolitan. Before joining Sonke she was the deputy editor for Marie Claire, South Africa where she launched their website and helped grow digital audience and increase engagement across all platforms. Her written work has appeared extensively in women’s magazines as well as on websites such as Telegraph.co.uk and Redbulletin.com.
She is passionate about finding innovative ways to tell stories of all South African’s and believes in the power of communication to inform, inspire and change.
Karen has a BA in English and Politics from the University of Cape Town, a Higher Diploma in Journalism from Rhodes University and in 2013 she completed her masters in digital journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London where she developed a special interest in long-form multi-media storytelling.