Quartz is seeking an editor based in New York to join its Growth team and play a pivotal role in its development. Your mandate will be to help grow Quartz’s global audience on existing platforms and to develop strategies for identifying new ones.
The Growth editor should be immersed in the social conversation, be adept at SEO, and have strong instincts for the stories that audiences find engaging. You are at your best brainstorming ideas, working with writers and editors to hone theirs, identifying unique angles, and crafting creative approaches to finding an audience for them. You get a kick out of taking other people’s work and making it shine.
Specifically, the Growth editor will collaborate with writers, editors, and video journalists on everything from daily news and features to series and launches of big editorial initiatives. Daily responsibilities will include optimizing and packaging stories, using data to inform new strategies, working with the newsroom on best practices, and identifying and maintaining relationships with external partners and platforms. This editor will be intellectually curious, enjoy experimenting to figure out what works, and be hungry to understand the world better. She will bring a strong news sense to her editorial sensibility.
This position requires someone who has a facility with data, an entrepreneurial approach to their work, and the ability to move quickly while maintaining accuracy. You will be a team player who is able to multitask in a fast-paced global newsroom. The editor will have at least three to five years of professional experience in digital journalism.
Working with writers and editors to identify stories to cover, collaborate on story framings and headlines, and advising on story packaging.
Develop strategies to find niche audiences for Quartz’s global editorial teams and editions.
Work with Quartz’s Special Projects and Product teams to plan and execute campaigns around editorial initiatives and ongoing series.
Train writers and editors on social media and SEO best practices
Develop and maintain relationships with external publishing partners like Facebook, Twitter and Google.
Use data to report weekly results, identify new growth opportunities and share relevant findings with the newsroom.
Curate Quartz’s social channels as necessary.
Develop strategies for promoting Quartz’s writers on social media and appropriate digital channels.
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 was founded in 2012 to serve a new kind of business leader with bracingly creative and intelligent journalism that’s built for users first. We help our audience see around corners, navigate disruption in their industries, build fulfilling careers, broaden their views of the world, and enjoy lives rich with culture.