Nichelle Steyn

Membership Number: SAF02893

Contact Details

City:Pretoria
Province:Gauteng (North)
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Profession Details

Media:Books, Consumer Magazines, Newspapers, Public Relations, Social Media, Trade Publications
Speciality:Consumer issues, Culture, Education, Environment, Fiction, Food, General, Health, Humanitarian, News, Politics, Wildlife
Profession:Journalist, Photojournalist, Writer

Experience

Journalism is my passion. I am one of those fortunate people who discovered at an early age, what I wanted to be and where I wanted to go.

By having the opportunity to be a journalist I learned so much about myself and grew tremendously in my work ethics and in my personal life. It allowed me to discover what I am good at and what I can still work on to become a better-rounded person.

Working at a community newspaper for four years I learned to work with people from all walks of life. This enabled me to develop my communication skills and helped me to understand how to deal with difficult people.

As a technical writer for Media in Africa, I refined my writing and research skills as this job requires me to become an expert on the topics that I am writing about. Having not had any previous knowledge of the industries that the magazines covers, I was thrown into the deep end and had to quickly familiarize myself with the industries. Now I know that I am highly resourceful and resilient. 

My next career move took me to Agri Connect where I became a true agricultural journalist. I was there for more than four years and got the opportunity to develop my editing and leadership skills further by becoming an assistant editor.  I came to take responsibility for various publishing tasks, challenging me to grow, and build on my experience.

I am looking forward to any new opportunities that await me as a journalist.

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