Among the editorial positions Quartz is currently seeking to fill is a Things editor. As the company canvasses for that delightfully titled slot and other openings, they have announced some separate moves and staff additions.
The most notable of these involves Adam Pasick (pictured), for the past two years the site’s senior Asia correspondent. Pasick is currently in the process of relocating back to the U.S. from Bangkok, to serve as editor of Quartz’s new Breaking News/Push products. He will spend June at Quartz’s New York offices before working out of Washington, where his wife has a new job with USAID.
Helping Pasick, a one-time Reuters media correspondent, launch Quartz’s breaking news and push efforts will be former site freelancer Hanna Kozlowska, previously a stringer for The New York Times in Poland and a contributor to the paper’s Opinion section. She will shift to her new role in May after helping with the launch of Quartz Africa.
Also announced this week by Quartz EIC and co-president Kevin J. Delaney are a pair of video journalist hires. Adam Freelander comes to the site from The New York Times, where he was an editor-producer of both long-form enterprise pieces and breaking news video. Jacob Templin, for his part, was most recently with digital startup NationSwell and previously a senior video journalist for Time magazine. Templin also teaches multi-platform storytelling at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Finally, Deena Shanker, a former commercial litigator and Healthy Food editor at BuzzFeed, has joined Quartz in New York to cover the food industry and consumer goods. She was most recently writing the Broadsheet daily email newsletter for Fortune magazine.