Hello! I’m Jamie

Content Creator.

Strategic Thinker.

Creative Doer.

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jamiexpetersen@gmail.com

My Passion For Storytelling

Storytelling has been integral to the human experience throughout history. Not only are stories a form of entertainment but they pass down knowledge, wisdom and values. The power of stories and their boundless impact has always fascinated me. My passion for storytelling comes from the innate desire to challenge our beliefs and question what we think we know. I believe it’s a powerful tool to dissect these notions, drive change, inspire and empower. As a journalist and content creator, I ensure this is reflected in everything I do. I am an extremely versatile and highly skilled writer whose made an impact with my work at Live Mag, Red Bull Amaphiko and Independent Media. I pride myself on my ability to capture the reader and make them feel. And although it has many labels like content creator, content producer, journalist, writer or blogger; at the core I’m a storyteller trying to make a difference.

Education

Varsity College

2012 – 2014

BA Corporate Communication

Wynberg Girls’ High

2007 – 2011

National Senior Certificate

My Experience

July 2017 – Present:
Customer Service Associate at Amazon 

November 2015 – April 2016:
Journalism Intern at Independent Media 

February 2015 – July 2015:
Editorial intern at Live Mag

June 2013 – July 2013:
Public Relations intern at Ogilvy & Mather

My Recipe For Success

Research & Sub-editing

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Photography

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Social Media

  • 87%

Wordpress

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Content Creation

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Creative Doer

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Sometimes I Write About…

Being coloured in a black and white South Africa

The ideology of the “rainbow nation” has been shoved down our throats, and thrown in our faces at every opportunity throughout South Africa’s 21 years of democracy….

Serpentwithfeet Shares 'Penance' Featuring Fantasma Guitarist Andre Geldenhuys

In pictures he comes across as rebellious, grungy, non-conformist, but as soon as he starts to sing, his vulnerability and honesty wipes away any preconceived notions you may have of him….

6 South African musicians who are more famous overseas than at home

“The rest of Africa, they disregarded me. Outsiders understood me, and they hooked me up”. These are the words of DJ Mujava talking about his…

6 young up-and-coming South African street artists you need to know

Street art is often associated with rebellion and destruction. It’s also often overlooked by society and not considered a “real” art form. However, street art today…

Big Brother Mzansi revealed how little we know about rape

When news broke that a Big Brother Mzansi contestant had been expelled from the house because of “sexual misconduct”, social media was abuzz with various…

Why do guys get all the cool sneakers?

You see a pair of fresh sneakers on Instagram – it’s love at first sight. You just have to get your hands on this pair. First, you look at local sites, but nothing comes in your size or colour. So you decide to go to different stores…