10 years' journalism experience and a 1st Class degree in English Language & Communications with Journalism and Media Cultures. Kate is proud to have worked for Nat Geo KiDs, Discovery Education, Channel 4 Learning, Channel 4 Talent, BBC Blast and Archant. Former editor of BlueMoon student magazine, she has been closely mentored by Terry Mansfield CBE.
Kate Snowdon is a Staff Writer at Nat Geo Kids magazine and was previously employed as a Sub Editor at Discovery Education Europe Ltd. She graduated from the University of Hertfordshire having achieved a First Class degree in English Language and Communications with Journalism and Media Cultures.
Kate completed four years of study, including a study abroad year in Australia, where she studied a further six modules of Journalism and two modules of Internet Studies. Her time at university saw her take on the role of Deputy Print Editor, and she has been the Deputy Editor of her university's newspaper; UniVerse, and the Editor of BlueMoon magazine.
During her final year, Kate was awarded an 'Outstanding Contribution to Media' award, the university prize for 'Outstanding Student Contribution to the Humanities Programme' and, whilst on study abroad, achieved the 'Most Valuable Player' award for her work during a double-award Print Production unit; for which she was part of a team that produced two newspapers. She also won an award at the Student Recognition Awards Evening for her 'Soapbox Blog' about the student experience.
Her passion and curiosity for culture and politics began at the age of 14, with her first published article and the beginning of her career in journalism. She has since worked for several media organisations over the last decade, having had over 200 articles, photos and pieces of design work published.
Kate has a great interest in blogging and social media, having recently blogged for the St Albans Film Festival and Folkstock Acoustic Festival. She also took part in Hertfordshire Students' Union's 'Twitter Takeover'.
Her interests span to photojournalism; she has had work displayed in an exhibition at the Bally Factory, Norwich, and she has held her own solo art exhibition at Thetford Arts Centre.