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Senior Editor, National Security

The Atlantic is seeking a dynamic journalist to serve as an editor on our growing politics-and-government team. This editor will supervise a cadre of reporters covering the White House, the State Department, the Pentagon, and U.S. intelligence agencies. This senior editor must have extensive national-security reporting and editing experience. Equally important, this person must have digital fluency and come to work every day with an urgency to create deeply reported, revelatory, and elegantly written magazine journalism.

The ideal candidate must have impeccable news judgment and use it to drive coverage, both daily and enterprise, that helps lead the national conversation. The candidate will be keenly competitive and eager to break news and deliver conceptual scoops on a frequent basis.

Strong story-editing skills are essential. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to quickly hone analytic posts based on the news, and also to carefully edit and elevate long-form narratives and investigations.

Finally, this editor must have a passion for working collaboratively and collegially with magazine writers, experienced and inexperienced. 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 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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