Quartz seeks a reporter to cover cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and the decentralized web. You would be part of the growing Quartz team around the world, and help shape our efforts to take bracingly creative approaches to covering business and finance news.
We are looking for journalists with professional reporting experience, facility with data, an entrepreneurial approach to their work, and the ability to convey curiosity and humor in their writing. The central challenge of this job: Developing fresh ways to dig up news and data and quickly translate them into engaging articles that deliver real insights to our readers.
You should feel comfortable using formats other than 700-word articles (such as short posts and charts) when they’re better for efficiently getting a story across. This position also requires writing regularly for email newsletters and other platforms that reach both general readers and industry insiders.
The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental underpinnings of the cryptocurrency industry, and how these relate to (or replace) traditional financial practices. This might involve reporting on cross-border arbitrage, tracking hacked funds stolen from an exchange, or figuring out the real-world viability of a hyped-up blockchain project. It’s also crucial to report on the personalities and culture of the crypto world. That could mean writing a glossary of crypto-trader slang, a profile of a protocol developer, or an explainer of the fork politics that exist for every blockchain.
In addition to sources in the industry, you should be able to delve into public data sets, whether on block explorers, exchange order books, or github commits, to produce reported scoops and original analysis. This requires numeracy and a willingness to work with numbers, often from new and messy data sources. Your work will provide readers with detailed descriptions of the major figures, trends, and other meaningful happenings in the crypto world.
International experience and languages are a plus.
Atlantic Media Values:
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