Quartz seeks an emerging industries editor
Quartz seeks an entrepreneurial editor with a background in science and tech journalism to shape our coverage of emerging companies and industries through obsessions such as The Climate Economy, Beyond Silicon Valley, Future of Work, and How We Spend. We are looking for someone with professional editing and reporting experience, a facility with data, a creative approach to their work, and an ability to see around corners to where science and technology are heading and how global business will be affected. We’d look to you to find fresh ways to translate news developments into interesting, timely stories, and to identify ideas, companies, and people deserving of more attention.
The successful candidate will be curious and versatile, excellent at surfacing stories, and fascinated by using company and industry trends as a tool to explain the global economy (and vice versa). That might mean looking at geothermal energy as the next boom in renewables, unpacking the DoorDash IPO as a harbinger of the challenges ahead for delivery companies, or looking at the rise of automation in unexpected industries during the pandemic. The ideal candidate has the ability to parse wonky concepts, pull insights out of data, and identify stories that will resonate with and provide real utility to readers.
This role is best suited to a journalist with at least five years of editing experience, as well as experience managing a team. To apply, please submit a cover letter telling us what you could bring to this role, your resume, and five links to relevant work (this can include stories you’ve written or edited). International experience and languages other than English are a big plus.
All locations will be considered. (Quartz is currently all-remote, which means you would be onboarding in a remote environment.)
Quartz, found online at qz.com, is a privately owned business news venture.
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 consequences. 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.
To apply, go here.