Portrait of Jo Chandler

Jo Chandler

Jo Chandler is an award-winning freelance Australian journalist, author and editor. She has filed news and features from assignments across sub-Saharan Africa, Papua New Guinea, rural and remote Australia, Antarctica and Afghanistan. She has earned distinctions as an essayist, profile writer and narrative journalist, and is recognised across a range of specialty areas: science; environment; health; human rights; aid and development.

Jo teaches journalism at the University of Melbourne and is editor of The Citizen.

Jo worked for much of her career at the Age, culminating in roles as a Fairfax senior writer and roving national and international correspondent. In 2009 she earned a Walkley Award for commentary and analysis for articles generated by trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique.