Associate Editor/Senior Reporter - Defense One

Jun 06, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
Ms. Human Resources
Digital Media
Full Time
Atlantic Media seeks an experienced, digital-savvy editor and reporter to play a key role in Defense One, our new digital-first media brand set to launch this summer at Defense One will deliver high-level news and analysis focused on the future of national security and new ideas for defense leaders and stakeholders navigating the transformation of U.S. defense strategy and operations.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Report and write analytical pieces of various lengths on national defense with a distinctive voice that goes beyond the news

  • Edit copy produced internally and externally on tight deadlines

  • Help manage daily flow of content to site, assigning stories to be reported, curated and analyzed

  • Help manage a team of external content contributors

  • Participate in developing content for and moderating defense-related events

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

  • 5+ years of professional journalistic experience as an editor and/or writer, preferably covering defense, national security, politics or related beats

  • Strong writing and editing skills, high attention to detail, from short items to long-form narratives

  • Demonstrated ability to develop sources and contacts in the national security arena

  • Digital reporting, publishing and social media experience

  • Passion for national security and defense topics

  • Positive, good-natured, energetic attitude

Core Attributes:

  • Force of Ideas - At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.

  • Spirit of Generosity - Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

To apply, please visit us at When applying, please include links to five examples of your work in addition to your resume and cover letter.

Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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