Georgia Frances King

Ideas Editor
Quartz

Hi! I'm an editor born in Melbourne, Australia and based in New York.

Formerly the Ideas Editor at Quartz and the Editor of Kinfolk magazine, I have fused my background in lifestyle journalism with my passion for emerging science and technology. I bring a quality-of-life focus to the future's most pressing topics and translate dense, academic subjects into engaging content. I have edited New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling books, concepted innovative digital projects, and led award-winning teams of journalists and designers.

Aside from editing and writing, I'm a public speaker, workshop facilitator, and panel moderator. I’ve spoken about blockchain at the UN, facilitated cross-council sessions on future-proofing technology for the World Economic Forum, MC’d the AI stage at Web Summit, and presented on evolutionary psychology at Creative Mornings. Offstage, I am also a member of the WEF’s Future of Quantum Computing Council and a fellow at the N Square Innovation Network, focusing on raising awareness of nuclear weapon proliferation.

I specialize in making obtuse content accessible and complicated ideas simple. Whether that’s a whitepaper on a new economic theory, a short film on the ethics of gene editing, or a children’s book on the microbiome, I’m interested in using unexpected mediums to bring awareness to the world’s most important issues.

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