Atlantic Media

Senior Reporter, State Department

The Atlantic - Washington, DC - Full Time

The Atlantic is looking for an experienced reporter to cover the State Department as part of our growing national-security team. The ideal candidate for this staff writing position will be an excellent magazine writer who thrives in a fast-paced media environment, and has a demonstrated ability to break news. You should be proficient at formulating successful public-records requests, and have an ability to write eloquently and analytically about big news moments. Excellent news judgement and a strong sense of which stories to pursue are a must. This writer will help The Atlantic distinguish its national-security coverage with smart stories and an original voice.

This position is based in Washington, D.C.


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.

  • 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.


Atlantic Media Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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