We're a guide to the new global economy for people excited by change.
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. We help our audience see around corners, navigate disruption in their industries, build fulfilling careers, broaden their views of the world, and enjoy lives rich with culture.
Our coverage of the global economy is organized around core obsessions—topics and questions of seismic importance to business professionals. These are the issues that energize our newsroom, and we invite you to obsess about them along with us.
We are more than 230 people around the world, including more than 100 journalists, with a significant presence in New York, London, Nairobi, New Delhi, Hong Kong, and San Francisco. Collectively, we speak 47 different languages, reflecting our global perspective and belief in a more open and connected world.
To serve you best, we produce our journalism across a range of platforms, with a particular focus on design, user experience, and new forms of storytelling. We’ve grown from a single website and email into a suite of digital products and brands, which are listed below.
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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. Our headquarters are located in New York City and London, with staff on five continents. 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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