After working for the German online newspaper Die Zeit for four years and being the editor-in-chief of Zeit's students' section Campus online, Anne-Kathrin Gerstlauer was named one of the top 30 journalists under 30 by Medium Magazin in 2017. In the same year she was awarded the Dumont journalism award, the LBS Wegweiser award, and the “Mitmischen” award of the German parliament. In 2018, she became vice editor-in-chief of the news website Watson.de. She quit the job the very same year and has been working as a freelance journalist, consultant and lecturer for online journalism and communication for millennials since. Gerstlauer lives in Berlin.