Social Media Manager and Content Creator

Meneesha Govender
Meneesha Govender
  • Words have always been my passion. And I knew my career would always be devoted to giving words a space in which they can be appreciated.
  • My love for words led me into academics and studying literature. I started my career tutoring African literature at the University of the Witwatersrand and later at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. But the newsroom is where I found my home.
  • From wire editing, to writing, to laying out newspapers and tweeting on social media, my job varied over the 18+ years that I was a fulltime journalist.
  • As the online editor at the Daily News in Durban, SA, I was responsible for conceptualising the newspaper's website and social media sites - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • This, I view as my most important and rewarding achievement.
  • After five years of building and maintaining the online platform, the Daily News online presence was one of the largest in the Independent Media stable.
  • From no online presence, the Daily News had moved on to 12 000 engaged Facebook followers and 7 500 engaged Twitter followers.
  • My aim is to utilise the knowledge and expertise I have garnered in the newsroom, as an online editor and as an academic to help you grow your brand online.
  • I pride myself on creating noteworthy content that people want to read.
  • I am currently KZN chair of the Southern African Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA).