Kevin Delaney just sent this memo to our staff…
Hello Quartz -
Some staff news:
Bobby Ghosh is joining us as managing editor of Quartz, starting next month. He is currently editor of Time International, overseeing all of its editions and correspondents outside of the US.
Bobby is one of the most-experienced journalists at covering international affairs and the new global economy, having lived as a correspondent in Baghdad, London, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Washington DC. Raised in India, his assignments have taken him to much of the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and Asia, including years spent in war zones.
It’s likely you’ve read some of Bobby’s high-impact stories, such as this account of his time in Baghdad, his piece on American Islamophobia, and the profile of soccer star Lionel Messi. And you might also have seen some of his many television appearances, such as those on the Charlie Rose Show and CBS’s Face the Nation. Bobby’s TED talk on “The End of Jihad” has been viewed by more than half a million people. You can follow his tweets about world affairs, sports, and food at @ghoshworld.
Bobby brings a sophisticated curiosity about the world, an obsessive news focus, and a strong identification with Quartz’s mission to cover the new global economy’s most important and interesting facets.
He has extensive experience in managing teams of journalists, and a reputation for being the advocate of the correspondents he’s edited. (He also has an extensive collection of red socks.) Bobby will report to me and oversee our main newsroom staff. (Gideon, Mitra, and Zach will continue to report to me as well.)
Bobby’s mandate is to engage deeply with Quartz’s journalism and increase the breadth, creativity, and impact of our coverage, guiding our reporters to their greatest work. His arrival comes as we’re expanding the editorial team to produce even more high-quality journalism that finds a broad readership online. And it will allow us to further our ambitions outside the US, as marked by this week’s launch of Quartz India.
Please join me in welcoming Bobby.