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Staff Writer, Health

The Atlantic is seeking an experienced journalist to join our growing web-based Health coverage team. This reporter will pursue stories that explain why people are the way they are, and how they come to believe the things they believe. They'll keep a sharp eye on the latest medical and wellness trends, and they'll constantly be thinking about how these reflect larger cultural moments. The ideal candidate will be a relentlessly curious and sharp reporter who writes with an original voice. The ideal candidate will also be comfortable thinking quickly—and writing quickly (and often)—across disciplines, in line with the rest of The Atlantic's coverage.

This position can be based in Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.


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 is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

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

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