Quartz seeks an editor to lead its team covering geopolitics. You’ll be overseeing a team of writers and shaping coverage of the biggest stories of our time—trade, immigration, diplomacy, the Trump administration, and the shifting relationships between the world’s major powers, including Russia and China. We cover politics through global business and economic lenses, teasing out longer-term and harder-to-see trends.
As on any politics desk, there’ll be a lot of juggling. You’ll need to keep up with fast-breaking news, make quick judgments about which stories to cover, and help devise both creative angles and unique approaches to format. At the same time, you’ll have your eye on the horizon, thinking about what today’s news developments mean for the future and shepherding in-depth analyses and features that answer those questions. We’re looking for someone focused less on the political hot take and more on the issues and how they affect people, businesses, and societies. You will help Quartz’s newsroom realize geopolitical coverage across borders and obsessions—What could Japan learn from EU immigration policy? How is the US-China trade war impacting economies in Africa?—including by collaborating across teams in our international bureaus.
The ideal candidate is cool under pressure, can edit quickly and accurately, buzzes with ideas, and is intellectually curious and hungry to understand the world better. You get a kick out of taking other people’s work and making it shine. You like experimenting with formats other than the 700-word article and are comfortable with using data to tell a story. This editor will have at least 3-5 years editing experience, in addition to some reporting experience, a strong grasp of global politics, and a good feel for the rhythms of online news. International experience and languages other than English are a big plus.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and five links to relevant work.
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