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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It’s the best way to understand the most important and interesting news in the global economy, right in your home screen.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Quartz is defined, more than anything, by the people who work here. We’re all different, but share a common affinity for that #qzlife.
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