London Correspondent - Quartz

Jan 02, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
Ms. Human Resources
Full Time
Quartz, the global business news site from the Atlantic Media Company, seeks a London-based reporter to help lead its coverage of Europe.

This reporter will be responsible for covering any significant news and trends in the region of major relevance to business professionals around the world. To that end, this reporter will identify core macro issues to focus his or her reporting around, and to provide touchstones for readers. (We think of these seismic global themes as defining obsessions.)

Quartz aims to provide business professionals worldwide with reporting and analysis of the highest level of intelligence and creativity. It is focused on covering the most essential–and most interesting—developments to these core readers, and providing context and meaning to help efficiently process the news.

The London correspondent will have the opportunity to write pieces of varied lengths and time sensitivity. He or she should be able to conceptualize and write stories quickly as a blogger might, and will be part of a team that works in the flow of news. The reporter should also have experience doing ambitious, deep reporting and covering sensitive news to a high standard of excellence.

The London correspondent should be excited about using innovative approaches to conveying information, such as data visualizations and purpose-built apps. The reporter should feel comfortable with using formats other than 700-word articles (such as shorter pieces, photos and charts) when they’re better for efficiently and effectively getting a story across.

The London correspondent will be held to high standards of journalism and intellectual creativity. An obsession with news, a global worldview, and a strong interest in digital editorial innovation are all core requirements.

This job offers the unique chance to work on a startup that is digitally native, journalistic and global in scope. The team’s mandate is to be bold in creating a digital publication of bracingly intelligent creativity. Launched in September, Quartz represents the most important new initiative for the company since The Atlantic Monthly in 1857.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

•5+ years reporting/blogging experience that has generated a portfolio of agenda-setting coverage, including scoops, deeply reported articles, highly analytical pieces, and hard-hitting profiles and Q&As
•International experience and foreign language skills
•Facility with data and data analysis in reporting and advanced experience with using economic data and regulatory filings
•Deep interest in coverage of global business, economics, finance and management
•An ability to write cleanly and quickly, and at volume
•Digital reporting, publishing and social media experience
•Excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize, strong attention to detail

All applicants should be prepared to present samples of their previous work as part of the interview process.

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Atlantic Media Company is en Equal Opportunity Employer.

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