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Communications Associate

 

Quartz creates high-quality global business journalism that thrives in the digital age.

We are seeking a Communications Associate to strengthen Quartz’s efforts to grow its presence in the marketplace. With a thoughtful and relevant approach, we want to reach more people, more frequently and in more places around the world. This is an active role with participation in both planning and execution of communications strategies.

What you’ll do:

  • Draft pitches, press releases and other related materials
  • Proactively pitch Quartz editorial content and special projects to consumer, trade and tech outlets
  • Build relationships with producers and book Quartz journalists on television/video/radio/podcast programming
  • Monitor media coverage and report results to the wider team
  • Secure speaking opportunities at key industry events and coordinate follow-up needs
  • Build targeted media lists for a range of projects and initiatives
  • Respond to incoming requests from journalists and triage them to internal clients
  • Support key spokespeople with briefings before events and interviews, as appropriate

What you’ll bring:

  • A confident self-starter with a willingness to learn, contribute, and collaborate
  • Passion for journalism and great storytelling, digital innovation and new technologies
  • Ability to be nimble and flexible in organizing priorities and workflow
  • Excellent writing skills: you treat every word with purpose
  • Presence and confidence to interact directly with executives and editorial leadership
  • An ability to plan comprehensively, work both independently and collaboratively, and manage and prioritize projects to satisfy competing deadlines

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years full-time experience in communications, in-house or agency
  • Knowledge of broader media industry landscape
  • Appreciation for digital innovation and new technology

This hire will report to the Director of Communications for Quartz in New York. This role is based in our New York office.

 

Enterprise Values

Quartz recruits talent for two salient attributes or qualities:

  • Force of Ideas: At the center of Quartz work are the ideas within our writing.  We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, and giving voice to the latter.
  • Spirit of Generosity: Quartz seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct.  Quartz writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

 

Quartz Media LLC is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 

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