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Talent & Culture Director

Quartz is seeking a Director to lead Quartz’s Talent & Culture team. Leading a three-person team, the Talent & Culture Director will be chiefly responsible for cultivating Quartz’s employee-oriented, high-performance culture.

The Director will implement and oversee policies and practices in three primary areas:  Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition, and Benefits and Compensation.

Employee Relations, Training, and Development:  The Director will serve as a critical partner to the executive team and managers by supporting growth and development of staff. The Director will be directly responsible for overseeing the company performance review process, management training, and culture initiatives, as well as providing day-to-day employee relations support for management and staff.

Talent Acquisition: Together with a to-be-hired recruiting professional, the Director will be responsible for building out Quartz’s recruiting and onboarding practices and procedures. The Director should have a keen eye for and interest in talent, as she or he will play a pivotal role in identifying, hiring, and successfully onboarding the best journalism and media applicants.

Benefits & Compensation: Together with a to-be-hired benefits and payroll administration professional, the Director will administer the company’s domestic and international benefit packages, monitor all pay practices and systems for effectiveness, and provide oversight of semi-monthly payroll.

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate:

  • A good listener with a passion for people operations.
  • Excitement and drive to build the best global business media brand.
  • Creative approach to the work, intellectual engagement with topics of business organization and talent management for a global workforce.
  • Strong interest in creative professions and ways to enable creative professionals to do their best work.
  • Resourcefulness and ability to work proactively and independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in optimizing talent practices in a high-growth organization.
  • A track record of success as a collaborative partner to company management.
  • Superior service ethic, grace under pressure, and spirit of generosity.
  • Mission-driven, nimble, and flexible.
  • Familiarity with core concepts of Human Resources (e.g., employment law, compensation philosophies, organizational planning, employee relations).
  • Convinced that high-quality journalism is fundamentally important—and have the desire to help it thrive.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • International experience and languages, as well as prior work in a startup or media organization are strong pluses.

 

About Quartz

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. It is now more than 230 people around the world, including more than 100 journalists, with a significant presence in New York, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Quartz has won numerous awards for its journalism, product, design, and sales leadership, including a prestigious Gerald Loeb Award. It is owned by Uzabase, the business intelligence and media company—and is now embarking on building its own operational team following its sale by Atlantic Media. You can read more about Quartz here, including the company’s values.

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.

 

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