Kevin Schoenmakers has been hired by Rest of World as features editor.
Schoenmakers was previously a features editor at Sixth Tone in Shanghai, where he worked on stories covering themes including air pollution, illegal surrogacy, livestreaming startups, bitcoin mining, and everything in between.
As a freelance reporter, he has covered China’s society, environment, and media. His work has been published by CNN, Nature, and Variety, among others. Schoenmakers has a master’s degree in sociology from Shanghai’s Fudan University and a bachelor’s degree in Sinology from Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Schoenmakers will be joining the features desk in commissioning and editing long-form narrative stories across its coverage regions and themes. He will also work on ambitious enterprise projects.