Quartz editor in chief and co-president Kevin Delaney sent out the following announcement to the staff on Monday:
Hello Quartz –
I’m happy to announce that Kira Bindrim is now Quartz’s managing editor.
In this role, Kira assumes leadership of the global newsroom and its management, including pod editors and coverage.
There is surely little surprise at Kira taking on this role. Since joining Quartz in April 2016 as Talent Lab editor, she’s demonstrated a remarkable ability to get things done, always with wisdom and humor. Kira is gifted at listening to ideas and feedback, but also at providing clear-eyed suggestions and direction. In creating the Talent Lab, she has recruited exceptional journalists and championed continued development for our existing staff. She has also published creative and strikingly honest posts on topics ranging from MeToo to the NY Times’ election needle.
Kira previously was managing editor of Newsweek. She earlier served as homepage editor at Reuters and reporter and director of online strategy at Crain’s New York Business. She speaks Spanish, and has a bachelor’s in communications and Spanish from Fordham University.
Kira’s appointment as managing editor lays a foundation for Quartz to further define what makes our journalism distinct and to pursue even greater ambition in our work. Please join me in congratulating her.