Quartz names Bindrim, Landy as executive editors
Quartz editor-in-chief Katherine Bell announced changes to the editorial leadership team, including new roles and responsibilities for managing editor Kira Bindrim and Quartz at Work editor Heather Landy, as well as plans for a new managing editor position.
Bindrim is now an executive editor, focused on the experience of Quartz across platforms and around the world. Within the newsroom, Bindrim will work with curation, editorial R&D, growth, the Daily Obsession email team, and special projects to make sure Quartz is always forward-thinking, creative, and ambitious in the ways it presents and share its journalism—and that the parts add up to an indispensable whole for readers. She will continue to manage bureaus outside the U.S., working closely with their editors to build regional audiences.
Bindrim joined Quartz in May 2016 as the inaugural editor of the Quartz talent lab, and became managing editor at the end of 2017. She was previously managing editor of Newsweek, homepage editor at Reuters, and online strategy director at Crain’s New York Business.
Landy has been promoted to executive editor. She will continue to lead Quartz at Work, building on the work her team already has done to create the best and most up-to-date, relevant, and inclusive resource for professionals who want to improve their work lives and workplaces. A deputy editor for Quartz at Work will be named.
Landy will also now oversee the talent lab alongside Quartz at Work, a merging of journalism and real life that should yield some exciting experiments and a consistency of cultural values and excellent management across the newsroom. She and talent lab editor Holly Ojalvo will work together to make sure that the ideas and research published inform Quartz’s own hiring, training and development, and management practices and vice versa.
Before she launched Quartz at Work, Landy served as managing editor and global news editor. Prior to joining Quartz in July 2014, Landy was editor-in-chief of American Banker magazine. Before moving into editing, she was a special correspondent to the Washington Post, a reporter at Bloomberg News, and a reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where she won a Gerald Loeb Award for her business coverage. She also taught undergraduates in the journalism program at Texas Christian University.
The new managing editor will be responsible for pushing coverage forward, making sure it is consistently ambitious, interdisciplinary, unique, and indispensable.