Quartz seeks a leader for the Things team, to drive our most ambitious data-driven and visual journalism, and to imbue the spirit of that work throughout the organization.
The ideal Things editor will bring bracing creativity, an entrepreneurial approach, a talent for brainstorming ideas, and the ability to tie it all together in visually compelling packages that succeed in engaging audiences globally. "Things" is simply our catchall term for stories that break free of the traditional article format to convey information in ways that work better online. Our team of talented journo-programmers focus on unexpected and creative forms of reporting; distinctive, sometimes even oddball, approaches to telling stories; and high-quality mobile experiences. Developing these approaches—and empowering others to use them—is a key challenge of the job.
Specifically, this editor will help the Things team hone their ideas, prioritize and coordinate their projects, help them develop their journalistic and technical skills, foster cross-team collaboration, evangelize best practices across the newsroom, as well as work on your own projects. You will see the interconnectedness of things, and appreciate the value of approaching stories through the lenses of multiple Quartz obsessions. It is a senior role within the Quartz newsroom.
We are looking for someone with professional editing and newsroom management experience, as well as frontend web development skills. Your background might be in interactive graphics, computer-assisted reporting, or more traditional newsroom editing—we’re less concerned about the specific job you do now and more about your ability to lead the Things team at Quartz. The ideal candidate will bring to the role a mix of creativity, management, and technical skill.
Experience working outside the US and knowledge of languages other than English are a plus.
To apply, please submit a letter detailing some of your vision for the team, along with a resume and three links to relevant work.
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