Communications Director - The Atlantic

Dec 31, 2013
Jan 30, 2014
Ms. Human Resources
Full Time
The Communications Director will be responsible for all aspects of media relations for The Atlantic’s press and public relations efforts, developing and executing a communications strategy for the brand across its print, digital, and live event platforms, including The Wire and Atlantic Cities.

We are seeking someone with a deep knowledge of the media industry who is energetic, creative, and entrepreneurial. Candidates should have 5-10 years’ worth of PR experience and bring excellent writing skills; experience pitching broadcast, radio, print, and digital outlets; a deep understanding of the social web and digital platforms; and a love of news and storytelling to the position.

Responsibilities Include:
•Proactively publicizing the brand’s editorial content, product launches, conferences, advertising-related news.
•Securing coverage in consumer and trade press, including television (network and cable), radio (national and regional), print, and digital outlets.
•Developing and implementing short- and long-term media plans for The Atlantic and its related properties.
•The successful candidate for this position will report to Atlantic Media’s Vice President, Global Communications, Emily Lenzner.

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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