About Us

About Quartz

Quartz is a guide to the new global economy for people in business who are excited by change.

Our mission is to make business better™.

We believe companies should solve real problems without creating new ones. The global economy must be as inclusive as it is innovative, balance financial incentives with the needs of our planet, and elevate leaders who act with integrity, empathy, and foresight.

Quartz was founded in 2012 to be the greatest ally and resource for purpose-driven professionals in search of these new approaches to business. Our journalists around the world produce smart and insightful analysis of the global economy. We help our readers discover new industries, new markets, and new ways of doing business that are more sustainable, innovative, and inclusive.

Business leaders choose Quartz because our work, both the journalism and how we present it, stands in contrast to the usual voices in business media:

  • We offer a global worldview.
  • We focus on the intersection of important and interesting.
  • We are progressive and evidence-based.
  • We propose solutions to big problems.
  • We build delightful and easy-to-use editorial products.

Quartz readers are the next generation of business leaders. They are global citizens, crave purpose in their work, and care deeply about the impact of their companies on broader society.

Quartz’s journalism helps these leaders extract knowledge from news, focus on important economic shifts, and take action on their convictions. We produce our journalism across a range of platforms, with a particular focus on design, user experience, and new forms of storytelling.

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Quartz members get unlimited access to our journalism, including deeply researched guides on what the economy’s next normal will look like.

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Meet the team

We’re a nerdy and creative bunch, who embrace the opportunity to change the way news is consumed on the internet. We’re passionate about Quartz’s mission and values.

We believe in...

  • Boldness and creativity
    At Quartz, there’s an opportunity to build something new every day, whether that’s taking up a new obsession, learning a new language, or trying something new in an ad unit. We always look for the chance to do things boldly, and with bracing creativity to produce the greatest work we could aspire to—and we take pride in the hard work of doing so.
  • Users first
    Our work takes place across different teams, disciplines, and timezones. Communicating with empathy means making sure that your message isn’t just sent, but received. It’s re-reading what you write before sending it off, treating your words with purpose, suggesting a video call when Slack isn’t cutting it. It’s being generous with the context you provide, instead of assuming the other person knows what you know. And we bring the same empathy to our communication with readers, emphasizing clarity in our journalism above all. It’s easy to say we put the user first, but harder to do it consistently.
  • Force of ideas
    At the center of our 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, and intellectual honesty to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.
  • Taking ownership
    Our industry is in a constant state of transition. We’re all here, in part, because we’re excited by that change. It is each individual’s responsibility to improve a broken process, to ask questions if something doesn’t make sense, to correct inaccuracies, to fix a bug, to wipe up a coffee spill even if no one is looking. We experiment thoughtfully, challenge ourselves to uphold high standards, and leave things better than how we found them.
  • A more global world
    Quartz was created for a “post-national” readership: people who are curious about the world far beyond themselves, reject nationalist ideology, and believe that all cultures play a vital role in the global economy. These are also values of our journalism and of our staff. We hire people who bring new perspectives, cultures, experiences, and languages. We reject racism and xenophobia, among our own employees and in the broader political discourse. We believe a more open and connected world is better for everyone.
  • Spirit of generosity
    We seek in our ranks a spirit of generosity, a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Our writing should be cut from the same cloth—critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

Get in touch

We’re eager to hear from you. See below for contact information specific to your needs.

  • Quartz membership program
    You can find information about our membership program here. If you still have questions, email join@qz.com.
  • Contacting the Quartz Staff
    Tap or click any byline on Quartz for that writer’s email address, social media accounts, and latest stories. You can also peruse our staff listing for much of that information. Our email addresses tend to be short, but in a pinch, you can reach us at [first initial][lastname]@qz.com.We also have several ways to reach us confidentially.
  • Quartz Creative and our media kit
    View the Quartz Creative showcase site here, and get in touch with us about advertising opportunities at ads@qz.com.For further information see the Quartz Media Kit [pdf].
  • If you’re having trouble with our products
    Please report bugs and other technical issues you may experience with any of Quartz’s products to support@qz.com. We’ll address the issue as soon as we can.Quartz supports modern web browsers, which we define as browsers released in the last two years. While your experience on qz.com is always secure, using a modern browser ensures the security of your data across the web and offers improved performance.
  • Press inquiries
    For media and broadcast inquiries, speaker requests, and press passes to Quartz events, please contact press@qz.com.
  • Licensing and republication
    To license Quartz articles for republication in print or digital formats, contact our official partner, Wright’s Media about available usages, license fees, and award seal artwork at QuartzMedia@wrightsmedia.com. Please note that Wright’s Media is the only authorized company that we’ve partnered with for Quartz Media brand materials. For more information, please click here.
  • Pitches
    Quartz accepts a very limited number of freelance pitches. If you are interested in submitting a pitch, please use our Staff section to find the relevant editor and reach out to them directly. We appreciate your interest, but can’t promise a reply.
  • Send us feedback
    We’re eager to hear from you! Send us feedback, questions, and ideas to hi@qz.com.
  • RSS feeds
    Here’s our RSS feed of all stories published on QZ.com. You can generally obtain the feed for sections of Quartz—obsessions, tags, authors—by adding /feed to the end of the URL. You can also remix our feeds on IFTTT.
  • Mailing address
    Quartz has staff throughout the world, but our headquarters are in New York City. Our mailing address is 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10104. Emailing us is faster, though.