Quartz seeks Quartz at Work editor
Quartz seeks an editor to lead Quartz at Work, our guide to navigating the modern workplace and succeeding in the global economy. We are looking for someone with at least five years of professional editing and writing experience, excellent news judgment, and a knack for handling stories that convey a mix of the things we value most in our coverage: namely, curiosity, empathy, data, humor, intelligence, and a global perspective.
Perhaps you have edited stories about the workplace before. Or perhaps you have edited teams focused on other topics and, through your own management experience, have developed a sophisticated view of how work and leadership are evolving. Either way, you care about serving our global audience and see the value in useful how-to pieces, explanatory journalism, and the simple act of planting an interesting idea for readers to ponder.
The editor will be involved in every stage of the journalistic process, from working with reporters to conceptualize and frame story ideas to line-editing and publishing the pieces. We will expect you to be able to coach our most junior writers, challenge our most senior ones, and supply useful feedback to all of them with clarity and compassion. And we will want you to be excited by the prospect of helping to build Quartz’s membership base through Quartz at Work’s coverage. That could include pioneering new forms of service journalism, creating email courses, or expanding our event series, among other opportunities.
Quartz primarily organizes coverage around “obsessions”: topics and themes that are driving and disrupting the global economy. Quartz at Work currently has eight obsessions: modern leadership, the happier office, careering (our take on career-building and career management), power in progress (our take on identity and inclusion at work), the lives of working parents, productivity and creativity, how to manage people, and the purpose of companies. You should be comfortable editing stories on any of these topics, and able to quickly learn to identify a Quartz at Work angle in unexpected places. You also will be encouraged to write as time allows.
Your editing skills should easily transfer to a variety of story formats, from quick hits and longform features to email newsletters and whatever configurations we might experiment with in the future (audio skills are not a requirement but a plus). You will be called upon to contribute ideas as we plan special projects and strategize ways to expand our audience and deepen our connection with readers around the world.
Location is flexible, but your schedule should roughly follow US or UK business hours.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and up to five links showcasing interesting work you’ve contributed to, whether as a writer or editor.
To apply, go here.