Jenny Uechi leads operations at National Observer. After serving as Managing Editor of Vancouver Observer for five years, Uechi became Managing Editor of National Observer for one year. She then moved on to a year of reporting on the lives of Syrian refugees newly resettling in the Vancouver area. After this, she became part of Observer Media Group's business development team, taking on the role of operations manager.

She was formerly an editor at Adbusters magazine, and later worked as a freelance writer for The Japan Times in Tokyo and as a news director for NHK Newsline, part of the television division of Japan’s national public broadcaster.