Quartz hires two new staff writers

Business news site Quartz announced Tuesday the hiring of  William Gavin and Francisco Velasquez as staff writers. This follows the hiring of two new staff writers in January. Most recently, Gavin covered business breaking news for The Messenger with a focus on transportation, the automotive industry, and labor issues. He reported on the UAW strikes, […]

Rest of World hires Bhattacharya as South Asia reporter

Rest of World has hired Ananya Bhattacharya as its South Asia reporter. She has been at Quartz as a global breaking news writer. Bhattacharya also worked for Quartz India as a tech writer. She covered stories ranging from Amazon’s warehouse robots to swarm electrification in Bangladesh. She worked in New York, covering both U.S. and India tech stories, and then […]

Quartz names news editor, adds two reporters

Quartz editor in chief Dan Hirschhorn and executive editor Susan Howson sent out the following on Friday: Team Quartz, We’re excited to announce the addition of two new journalists to the newsroom, as well as an important new leadership role for one of our colleagues. This is just the beginning of an ambitious audience growth plan […]

Payload hires Fernholz as senior space reporter

Payload has hired Tim Fernholz as its senior space reporter. Fernholz had been a senior reporter covering space, economics and politics at Quartz before leaving in November. He is the author of “Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and the New Space Race.” Fernholz has been with Quartz for more than 11 years. Previously, he was a correspondent at […]

Hirschhorn named Quartz editor in chief

Dan Hirschhorn, an experienced editor and digital newsroom leader, has been named editor in chief of Quartz, effective immediately. Hirschhorn joins Quartz most recently from The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he oversaw a variety of key editorial and strategic functions at both publications. As editorial director of Barron’s, Hirschhorn helped lead the […]

NY Times hires Seward to oversee AI initiatives

New York Times executive editor Joe Kahn sent out the following announcement on Tuesday: How should The Times’s journalism benefit from generative A.I. technologies? Can these new tools help us work faster? Where should we draw the red lines around where we won’t use it? These are important questions, and we’re thrilled to announce that Zach Seward, […]

Media Movers: Charter’s Kevin Delaney

When I started this column, I expected it to be filled with routine Q&As about reporting, writing and editing. But I’ve found that journalists are so much more than that. The biggest surprise for me has been the entrepreneurial sprit that I’ve found. It is fueled by dreamers and risk-takers who, in some cases, leave […]

Suarez departs Quartz for Goldman Sachs

Quartz reporter Grete Suarez has left the news organization to become a content writer for Goldman Sachs. She had been an associate producer for Yahoo Finance and had been freelancing before joining Quartz. Suarez had also been a segment producer and guest booker for Fox Business Network. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia […]

Quartz senior reporter Fernholz departs

Tim Fernholz, a senior reporter covering space, economics and politics at Quartz, has left. He wrote on X/Twitter: “I’m no longer employed at Quartz after last week’s G/O layoffs. It’s a shame to leave after more than a decade, but new horizons beckon. Before returning to the reporting grind, I’ll work on a book and […]

FT’s Fund Fire hires DiCamillo to cover wealth management

Fund Fire, a publication of The Financial Times, has hired Nate DiCamillo as a senior reporter covering wealth management. He had been at Quartz covering the economy. DiCamillo previously was a CoinDesk reporter on its institutional crytpo and enterprise blockchain team. He had been a fintech reporter at American Banker since April 2018. He also formerly was a […]