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Senior Editor, Family

The Atlantic is looking for a sharp, versatile editor to lead our family section. In this role, be responsible for assigning and editing both news-driven stories and longer-term narratives. You’ll manage a team of staff writers and a roster of contributing writers. The ideal candidate will be guided by a strong sense of journalistic mission and a deep curiosity about why humans are the way that we are. You must have smart, original ideas about how to cover the issues that animate interpersonal relationships—within the contexts of families, parenting, child development, friendships, romantic relationships, and beyond—with an interest in how humans relate to one another, and how that changes, throughout all phases of life. You should have experience editing both essays and complicated reported pieces. 

We’re looking for an editor who is comfortable working with established writers as well as emerging talent. You should have impeccable news and editorial judgment, a knack for identifying the bigger pattern behind the day’s news, and an interest in the economic, political, and cultural forces shaping American 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. The ideal candidate has at least 5-7 years of experience in editing and / or writing. 

Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in you, and everyone else. In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions:

  1. Force of Intellect – a discipline and rigor of thought as manifested, often, in remarkable academic performance and, later, success in a professional environment.
  2. Spirit of Generosity – a natural disposition towards service and selfless conduct.

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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