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Quartz Africa Editor - location flexible

Quartz Media Inc New York, NY

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Location flexible

Quartz Africa editor

Quartz seeks an entrepreneurial editor to shape the next era of its Quartz Africa edition by leading a team of staff and freelance journalists in covering the most important business, technology, and economic trends on the continent. We are looking for someone with a wealth of experience covering developments in Africa—from China’s debt diplomacy to the rise of fintech to the next wave of Africa’s startup innovators—who can bring a creative approach to their work, has a facility with data, and will help Quartz see around corners to where the region is headed. We'd look to you to find fresh ways to translate news developments into interesting, timely stories; to identify ideas, companies, and people deserving of more attention; and to develop Quartz Africa’s first subscription product.

The ideal candidate is familiar with Quartz obsessions like Beyond Silicon Valley, Rethinking Cities, The Climate Economy, Borders, and Future of Finance, and will see how stories about Africa can be told through those lenses. We are looking for someone who is curious and versatile, excellent at surfacing ideas, and fascinated by using company and industry trends as tools to explain the global economy (and vice versa). This role is best suited to a journalist with at least 5 to 7 years of editing experience, as well as experience managing a team. To apply, please submit a cover letter telling us what you could bring to this role, your resume, and five links to relevant work (this can include stories you’ve written or edited). International experience is a must; languages other than English are a big plus.


Quartz, found online at, is a privately owned business news venture with a mission to make business better. We believe the global economy must be as inclusive as it is innovative, align financial incentives with the needs of our planet, and elevate leaders who act with integrity, empathy, and foresight.

Quartz Values
We look for team members who embody the following values:

  • Boldness and creativity. There’s an opportunity to build something new every day, and we always aim to produce great and inspiring work.
  • Taking ownership. We experiment thoughtfully, challenge ourselves to uphold high standards, and leave things better than we found them.
  • Users first. Communicating with empathy means making sure your message isn’t just sent, but received, and emphasizing clarity in our journalism.
  • A more global world. Quartz was created for 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.

Quartz is committed to building a team that includes a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. We aim to be a place where a diverse mix of dedicated people will want to come, to stay, and do their best work. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, people with disabilities, and/or formerly incarcerated people, and a college degree is not required. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family orientation, marital status, country of origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws.

Quartz Media, Inc., is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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