Quartz seeks an editor to lead its innovative push and curation team, with bracing creativity and ambition. The editor will bring energy and curiosity to their work, and delight in working collaboratively across the newsroom.
They will relish the challenge of keeping up with fast-breaking news, making quick judgments about which stories to cover, and helping devise both creative angles and unique approaches to format. The editor will pay particularly close attention to voice and tone, and demonstrate an ability to convey curiosity and humor. At the same time, they’ll have an eye on the big picture, see the interconnectedness of things, and appreciate the value of approaching stories through the lenses of multiple Quartz obsessions.
Specifically, this editor will lead a team that’s responsible for curating and moderating our flagship news and community forum, across QZ.com and the Quartz apps for iOS and Android; writing and editing our Quartz Daily Brief newsletter and Quartz Brief app; sending push notifications; helping curate our homepage; and applying these skills to new projects as they arise. They will be deeply invested in the ongoing evolution of each of these products, which exist to showcase Quartz’s original journalism, curate global stories that sit at the intersection of important and interesting, and connect in fresh ways with a growing community of readers, pickers, and commenters in the places they most enjoy consuming journalism.
The editor will establish quantitative and qualitative goals for the team, and be held accountable for meeting those targets, as well as for helping team members develop individually as journalists and professionals. The push editor will in turn be part of a team of editors that helps define and guide Quartz’s broader editorial strategy and growth.
We are looking for someone with professional editing and reporting experience, a facility with data, and an entrepreneurial approach to their work. The ideal candidate is cool under pressure, can edit quickly and accurately, buzzes with ideas, and is intellectually curious. They get a kick out of taking other people’s work and making it shine.
International experience and languages are a plus.
Quartz recruits talent for two salient attributes or qualities:
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