Quartz hires three for the newsroom
Financial news site Quartz announced three new editorial hires on Thursday.
Jordan Lebeau is joining the curation team as a deputy email editor. Jordan was most recently in marketing for AGI, which offers software for space and defense applications. Previously, he’s edited, written, and generated social media campaigns for Gizmodo, the New York Times, Complex, Forbes, and the Boston Globe. Jordan graduated from Rutgers with a BA in philosophy.
He starts Dec. 14.
Samanth Subramanian has been hired as a senior reporter covering the future of capitalism. As a freelancer, Subramanian has written regularly for the New York Times Magazine, Wired, The New Yorker, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and the Guardian’s LongReads section. His 2019 LongReads piece on the surprisingly dirty business of hand drying won the London Foreign Press Association’s award for best financial/economic story of the year. He is a former deputy editor for special projects at Mint, the Indian business newspaper, and a former sub-editor at CricInfo.com, a cricket news website.
He also is the author of three books, including “Following Fish: Travels around the Indian Coast” and “This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War.” His new book, about the life and politics of the geneticist JBS Haldane, was published last December in India and in recent months in the US and UK. Subramanian has a BA in journalism from Penn State and an MA in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia. He is based in London.
Roya Wolverson returns to Quartz as a senior reporter covering the future of capitalism. She previously served as deputy global news editor and deputy Europe editor, among the many hats she wore during her first tour. Wolverson is a former global business editor for Time magazine and a former staff writer for CFR.org, where she covered economics and Iran; she also was a staff reporter for SmartMoney.
She has a bachelor’s in economics and international relations from Emory University and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and was a Fulbright scholar focusing on economic development in Mali and a Fulbright journalism fellow in Germany. She is based in Atlanta.
Both Subramanian and Roya will start on Jan. 4, 2021.