The Atlantic is looking for a sharp, versatile editor to help run our education and family sections. Under the guidance of the section editor, you’ll be responsible for commissioning and editing both news-driven commentary and ambitious, longer-term projects. The ideal candidate will have smart, creative ideas about how to cover schools, teachers, families, parenting, children, and relationships, and experience editing both essays and reporting.
You should be comfortable working with established writers as well as emerging voices from a broad range of perspectives. You should have impeccable news and editorial judgment, a knack for identifying the bigger pattern behind the day’s news, and an intellectual curiosity about the economic, political, and cultural forces shaping American education and family life. And you should be able to take a piece swiftly from an idea to a reality, handling every stage of the process, from big conceptual edits to sentence flow and word choice.
Atlantic Media Values:
Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in its candidates. In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions.
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