ABOUT JOSIE KAO
I'm a Toronto-based journalist from Vancouver with a passion for reporting on marginalized communities and the hyper-local effects of international news. I'm currently a desk editor at Reuters, where I work on breaking news stories for a global audience.
I previously worked at The Narwhal as an assistant editor, at The Globe and Mail as a content editor, and at The Varsity as editor-in-chief. You can find my words in National Geographic, The Toronto Star, and Canadian Geographic, among others.
In addition to writing, I am experienced in copy-editing, fact-checking, photography, videography, social media management, SEO, and audience development. I also have working proficiency in Chinese Mandarin and French.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2018 — Emerge Media Award for Best Written Word
2018 — Canadian Community Newspaper Award for Best Campus News Story
2019 — Finalist for Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting
2020 — John H. McDonald Student Journalist of the Year
2020 — Emerge Media Award for Written Word: Editorial or Column
2020 — Finalist for Emerge Media Award for Written Word: News Story