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Observer hires Quartz’s Staley as senior business editor

January 24, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Oliver Staley

Oliver Staley of Quartz has been hired by The Observer to be its senior business editor.

He has been culture and lifestyle editor at Quartz. He started at Quartz as a management reporter in February 2016 and was promoted to deputy finance and economics editor last year.

Staley hosted a member conference calls for Quartz. He has done ambitious reporting, most notably in his ongoing work on stroke, which has in part been funded by a Pulitzer Center grant (and which took him to Zambia on a reporting trip), and in other deeply reported features on topics ranging from Six Sigma to learning to hunt.

His collaboration with Amanda Shendruk on gender disparity in the world’s orchestras has been recognized by multiple awards programs, and his own culture coverage includes topics like Storm of the X-Menband breakups, and Stan Lee.

Staley previously worked at Bloomberg News, The Memphis Commercial-Appeal, The Spokesman Review and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

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