Senior Editor - The Atlantic

Dec 12, 2013
Jan 11, 2014
Ms. Human Resources
Full Time

About The Atlantic

The Atlantic captivates the nation with brave thinking on the urgent issues of our time. With a commitment to be “of no party or clique,” it follows no single agenda or trend but rather seeks to illuminate ideas that are new, fresh—and first.

Founded in 1857, it has evolved into a multimedia must-read, offering pioneering insights into the worlds of culture, politics, business, technology, literature, and the arts. Its ideas are born in print, online, and at events, and then proliferate throughout social media, fueling conversations and inspiring the country to think again.

Job Description

The Atlantic is seeking a resourceful, ambitious editor to drive the growth and impact of its new digital magazine, The Atlantic Weekly. This journalist will also be expected to edit in-depth, narrative stories and essays for In both roles, this editor, who will report to The Atlantic’s editor-in-chief, will be helping lead our efforts to reimagine high-impact magazine-making for mobile platforms.

Responsibilities Include:

•Choosing, editing, and packaging stories for the Weekly
•Rapidly creating and executing new features to expand the Weekly’s offerings
•Devising strategies to increase distribution and visibility of the Weekly, including via social media
•Editing magazine-style stories for

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

•Editorial imagination and energy
•Sophisticated understanding of impact and distribution in the digital environment, including an understanding of performance analytics
•Minimum two years of experience editing ambitious magazine stories
•Proven skill at packaging stories, including writing headlines and collaborating with designers and developers
•Excellent communication skills; this editor will be expected to work collaboratively across The Atlantic’s platforms.

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 online at
Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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