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Science Editor

Quartz seeks an editor to help produce its global coverage of science and healthcare, with bracing creativity and ambition. The editor will bring energy and curiosity to their work, deftly guiding reporters through every stage of the journalistic process.

The editor will be responsible for managing Quartz’s team of science journalists. They 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 science 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, an entrepreneurial approach to their work, and the ability to convey curiosity and humor. Developing fresh ways to address the important scientific questions of our age, and quickly translating them into interesting, provocative articles with a solid grounding in data, is a central challenge of this job. We'd look to you to identify people who deserve more attention, and see around corners to where science and medicine are heading. We'd want you to be both excited about the fundamental potential of science and medicine and thoughtful, critical, and creative in your coverage of them.

Specifically, this editor will work with reporters to develop story ideas and distinctive approaches to covering news as well as edit daily stories. They should feel comfortable with 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. The editor will also have their own areas of intellectual and journalistic interest and write regularly, as time allows.

The successful candidate will obsess over those things our readers obsess about, ranging from the application of big data in healthcare, to brain-computer interfaces and the future of what we eat. They might edit stories on geothermal energy startups, why pharma has given up looking for a cure for Alzheimer’s, whether clean meat should be called clean, or questioning the scientific basis of personality tests.

International experience and languages are a plus. This role is best suited to someone with at least 3 years' editing experience and experience managing a team, based in London or New York.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and five links to relevant work. The links matter most.

Quartz, found online at qz.com, is a business news venture owned by Uzabase.

Enterprise Values

Quartz recruits talent for two salient attributes or qualities:

  • Force of Ideas: At the center of Quartz work are the ideas within our writing.  We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, and giving voice to the latter.
  • Spirit of Generosity: Quartz seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct.  Quartz writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

Quartz Media LLC is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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