Some staff news over at Atlantic Media’s Quartz from editor-in-chief and president Kevin Delaney.
The gist: They’ve hired Heather Landy to be their global news editor. In addition, Indrani Sen will be deputy news editor. She’s been filling in during Roya Wolverson‘s maternity leave. Wolverson will now be an Atlanta-based correspondent. Sen has a B.A. from Oxford and a master’s from Columbia. Another fun fact: Writes Delaney, “As many of you know already, Indrani is also a teacher of reporting and writing at the CUNY journalism graduate program, something she’ll continue to do one day a week for the fall semester.”
See the memo on Landy from Delaney below…
Heather Landy starts Monday as Quartz’s global news editor, joining us from American Banker Magazine, where she is editor in chief.
Heather is a leading business journalist, having won one of the field’s highest honors, a Gerald Loeb award, for her reporting on the retail industry. She’s covered Wall Street for the Washington Post and written and edited coverage of the biggest financial institutions for American Banker in print and online.
Heather began her career at Bloomberg News, where she reported on finance, retailing, and heavy industry. She has both undergrad and grad degrees from Northwestern University. One former colleague told me “I’d recommend her to the end of the earth for anything” and another said “She’s smart, and as kind as the day is long.” You can follow her at @heatherlandy.
Heather joins our core editing team, and will work closely with our journalists on daily reporting on global business news. She will edit and expand our coverage as we continue to build out our newsroom team, and will report to Bobby. Heather’s arrival will provide us with further journalistic firepower to pursue ambitious stories and accelerate our daily coverage, while minimizing friction between having a great idea and publishing it for our readers.
Please join me in welcoming her.