Quartz is seeking a Director to lead Quartz’s Talent & Culture team. Leading a three-person team, the Talent & Culture Director will be chiefly responsible for cultivating Quartz’s employee-oriented, high-performance culture.
The Director will implement and oversee policies and practices in three primary areas: Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition, and Benefits and Compensation.
Employee Relations, Training, and Development: The Director will serve as a critical partner to the executive team and managers by supporting growth and development of staff. The Director will be directly responsible for overseeing the company performance review process, management training, and culture initiatives, as well as providing day-to-day employee relations support for management and staff.
Talent Acquisition: Together with a to-be-hired recruiting professional, the Director will be responsible for building out Quartz’s recruiting and onboarding practices and procedures. The Director should have a keen eye for and interest in talent, as she or he will play a pivotal role in identifying, hiring, and successfully onboarding the best journalism and media applicants.
Benefits & Compensation: Together with a to-be-hired benefits and payroll administration professional, the Director will administer the company’s domestic and international benefit packages, monitor all pay practices and systems for effectiveness, and provide oversight of semi-monthly payroll.
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate:
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. It is now more than 230 people around the world, including more than 100 journalists, with a significant presence in New York, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Quartz has won numerous awards for its journalism, product, design, and sales leadership, including a prestigious Gerald Loeb Award. It is owned by Uzabase, the business intelligence and media company—and is now embarking on building its own operational team following its sale by Atlantic Media. You can read more about Quartz here, including the company’s values.
Quartz recruits talent for two salient attributes or qualities: