Date opened: January 29, 2017
Location: London or New York
Full-time or part-time
Salary: £38,100 + benefits
Application deadline: February 15, 2018
Quartz is seeking a reporter to cover early childhood development, with a focus on producing thoughtful, interesting, and provocative stories.
Based in London or New York, you would be part of the growing Quartz team worldwide, and help shape our efforts to take bracingly creative approaches to covering news of interest to a global business audience. Developing fresh ways to look at topics as varied as the neuroscience and biology of a child’s early years, to the economics of investing in early child development is a central challenge of this job.
We'd look to you to bring creativity to the task of identifying the people, organizations, policies and issues that merit attention. You will challenge commonly-held assumptions, identify innovative and forward-thinking approaches, and help readers understand what works, what doesn’t, and how these things are interconnected. The reporter will be expected to write on a daily basis, and should feel comfortable with using formats other than 700-word articles (such as shorter pieces, photos, and charts) when they’re better for efficiently and effectively getting a story across.
This is a one-year contract position supported by the Netherlands-based Bernard van Leer foundation. You will team up with writer Jenny Anderson, and also collaborate with other Quartz journalists, like video and Things. We are looking for someone with professional writing experience, a facility with data, an entrepreneurial approach to their work, and the ability to convey curiosity and humor in their writing. One-to-two years experience reporting in this field is ideal, but not necessary if you come equipped with deep content knowledge and a desire to write for non-expert audiences. International experience and languages are a plus.
Please send a CV and a cover letter with three short story ideas and two longer ones, as well as links to previous writing. Let us know the Quartziest thing about you and why you’re obsessed with early childhood development.
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