John Mancini from Quartz to Take the Helm of the NYCity News Service

  • By Newmark J-School Staff
John Mancini

John Mancini has been named Director of Editorial Projects at the Newmark J-School after serving for two years as the global news editor of Quartz.

In his new role, he will oversee the J-School’s NYCity News Service and reporting and writing program. He will seek partnership opportunities in the industry to help our students get published, while nurturing them through the editing process. He will also work closely on the Mott Haven Herald and Hunts Point Express, the two Bronx newspapers produced by students at the J-School and edited by Class of 2007 alum Joe Hirsch.

Mancini assumes the position previously held by Jere Hester, who left the Newmark J-School last fall to become founding editor-in-chief of THE CITY, a nonprofit news outlet dedicated to covering the five boroughs of New York.

Mancini comes to the J-School with a rich array of reporting and editing experiences across several decades – in print, television, and digital media. Before joining Quartz in 2017, he was senior director of digital news gathering at NBC News, an assistant managing editor at the AP, and the editor of Newsday.

He also worked at NY1 as an on-air reporter and was the metro editor at the New York Post, giving him that rare combination of local expertise and global perspective. He has been a Pulitzer Prize winner and Pulitzer finalist as part of teams at New York Newsday and Newsday, as well as an Emmy winner with his NBC unit.