Quartz editor in chief Katherine Bell introduced Thursday 4 new additions to the newsroom.
Harish Menon, Quartz India editor.
That is Menon’s second time working with QZ; he first joined in January 2016 as a desk editor in India, earlier than being promoted to senior editor after which co-editor of the version. Most not too long ago, Menon has been a consulting author with NDTV, and has beforehand labored for a variety of newspapers and businesses that embrace the Occasions of India and Press Belief of India.
As editor of Quartz India, he’ll oversee the staff’s protection and contributions to membership, in addition to the eventual launch of a Quartz India weekly electronic mail. Menon will begin in October and is at present primarily based in Mumbai.
Aurora Almendral, a brand new senior reporter in Asia
As a freelancer, Almendral has simply been reporting from the US-Mexico border for an upcoming story. Her current work has included a NYT journal piece about an emissions-reducing experiment to retrofit cargo ships with up to date sails, a deep dive for Nikkei on why international transport is such a multitude proper now, and the forgotten important staff at sea.
She has additionally coated breaking information for NBC out of Asia, speaks Spanish and Filipino, and has some Arabic. In a earlier life, she researched the shadow banking methods of Senegalese and Moroccan migrants in Madrid. Aurora started in September, and relies in Bangkok, Thailand.
Courtney Vinopal, a breaking enterprise information reporter
Vinopal involves Quartz from PBS NewsHour, the place she has been a common task reporter targeted on tales on the intersection of economics, coverage, and tradition. She has additionally labored as a producer on the Washington bureau of France 2 Tv, and as a fellow at Washingtonian Journal.
Vinpoal has a bachelor’s diploma in English literature and French from Denison College, and a grasp’s in journalism from Columbia. Courtney additionally started in September, and relies in Washington DC.
Morgan Haefner, a brand new deputy electronic mail editor
Haefner involves Quartz from Becker’s Hospital Evaluate, the place she wrote and edited tales and electronic mail newsletters, main the efforts as managing editor. She has written on the rise of Covid-19 consultants, variety in hospital C-suites, and the way Covid affected psychological well being in kids.
She has studied Arabic, and hung out in Cambodia studying about faith and information writing in Asia. Haefner will work with Liz Weber and Susan Howson on curating, enhancing, and writing Quartz’s flagship electronic mail, the Day by day Transient in addition to the Weekly Obsession, managing the homepage, and crafting Necessities, and can finally be our Sunday electronic mail editor. She begins in October, and can be primarily based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.