Quartz Raises the Roof

Qz.com was launched three years ago, today.

Today’s three-year anniversary note from editor in chief Kevin J. Delaney is cool. But the photo is even cooler.

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That’s the entire Quartz New York gang, shot on the rooftop of their office building by Mia Mabanta. In his note, Delaney highlights the immediate success of the site’s recent data visualization efforts:

You can also now get Quartz in increasingly varied and creative forms. Atlas, our new platform for data visualization, has served up 20 million charts since its launch just three months ago. Our video team, also begun this year, has already generated about 35 million views on platforms like Facebook and YouTube. The Daily Brief now has 156,000 extremely loyal subscribers, and seems to have inspired a renaissance in email newsletters. We recently launched a podcast called Actuality in partnership with Marketplace.

Delaney also, towards the end, offers some valuable insight for anyone planning to apply for a Quartz job.