Kristin Oakley

Kristin Oakley

Studio 20 2014

Job: Growth Editor at Quartz
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: King, NC

What I Do Now

I’m tasked with helping Quartz grow its audience, by developing editorial partnerships and managing republication efforts. I’m part of the four person growth team that works with editors to engage our global audience across the internet.

Before Studio 20

I worked at a government contract in DC for a year, doing communications, marketing and editing. Before that, I was an undergrad at Duke, studying English and visual and media studies.

During Studio 20, I worked directly with…

Bedford and Bowery (New York Magazine), MIT Technology Review, ProPublica, Matter/Medium

Final Project Partner


Problem I helped solve…

I developed editorial strategies to both grow and further engage the newsroom’s audience. Here’s a link to my final write-up.

Professional hops since graduating…

I was a content curator for Facebook, working on the trending editorial team.

Why Studio 20

Journalism is mostly good. The internet is mostly good. But so far, they haven’t learned to work well together. Studio 20 helped me learn to think about the best ways to make journalism work better on the Internet.