April 3, 2017 Last Updated 11:23 am

Emily Withrow joins Quartz as Bot Studio editor, Jessanne Collins as deputy push editor

The editor-in-chief and co-president Kevin Delaney of Quartz, Kevin Delaney, today announced new hires to Quartz’s editorial team in the United States, including:

Emily Withrow joins Quartz as Bot Studio editor, based in Chicago. Emily will work with the existing mobile and Bot Studio team to help identify how bots can help Quartz staffers and readers. She was most recently an assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and a faculty member with Knight Lab (our Bot Studio benefactors). She’s also been a contributor at the A.V. Club.

Emily has a bachelor’s degree in French literature and a master’s in Francophone literature from Bryn Mawr (and speaks French), as well as a master’s in reporting and writing from Northwestern. You can follow her at @emilywithrow.

You can learn more about Quartz’s Bot Studio here.

Jessanne Collins joins Quartz as deputy push editor. The push editorial team writes primarily for the Quartz app and the Daily Brief. She will be based in New York.

Jessanne was most recently editor in chief and director of multimedia at Mental Floss, and was previously managing editor at Out and Playgirl. She has a bachelor’s from Smith College in sociology and political economy, and an MFA in creative writing from the New School.

You can sign up here for Blank Spaces, her TinyLetter on “quantum physics, Taylor Swift, and everything in between,” and follow her on Twitter at @jessanne.

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