Poynter :: Doctoral students on the fence about pursuing a teaching career may have a future at the Atlantic Media Company. Prior journalism experience or a journalism degree isn’t necessarily required for the job of helping launch its newest product, a global business venture called Quartz, Senior Editor Zach Seward said in a telephone interview. “We’re trying not to presume a specific skill set,” he said. “If someone happens to be getting his or her Ph.D in economics and planning to go into academics, but we can entice them instead to be a journalist at Quartz, that’s an interesting model for us.” Quartz is not the first media company to court Ph.D candidates, but the process illustrates how The Atlantic is reinventing itself and rethinking the way it does business.
The Atlantic's hiring policy - Continue to read here Tracie Powell, www.poynter.org