Former senior editor at The Economist Intelligence Unit Jason Karaian has been named as Quartz's new senior European correspondent. The first London-based appointment for Quartz was science and technology reporter Leo Mirani.
According to a post on his blog Karaian started in the role last week.
Speaking to Journalism.co.uk he said Quartz is an "extremely forward-looking news outlet", operating at the "leading edge of where journalism is going".
"What really attracted me to them is their embrace of data-driven journalism," he said, adding that he has "traditionally packed" his articles with statistics.
"I have free rein to embrace my inner stat geek and use numbers and data to explain the business world in an accessible way".
In a release, editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney said: "Jason is a highly talented journalist and economist whose reporting on European businesses will further deepen Quartz’s global coverage.
"He brings a fluency with numbers and finance that’s in line with our newsroom’s obsession with data and charts – the result will be more smart, unique analysis for our business readers."
The release adds that the appointment "is part of an expansion of its reporting resources globally", and the second London-based member of the Quartz team.
Quartz was launched almost a year ago, was described at the time as "digitally-native". As such its design was "focused on the touchscreen", in light of mobile-consumption of news, and is supported by an integrated team of reporters and developers, who "sit next to each other in the Quartz newsroom".
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