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Media, Full Time    New York or Washington, DC    Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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The Atlantic is seeking two experienced editors for its section dedicated to essays, commentary, & opinion. The ideal candidates will be relentlessly curious, eager to seek out broadly varied perspectives, entrepreneurial in spotting opportunities to shape public debates, & excited to work with a diverse array of authors. These editors should have a strong track record of editing personal essays, op-ed style contributions, or works of news analysis. They will be expected to solicit contributions, review pitches, & assign essays that contextualize major news stories in real-time as they unfold, with all the urgency that requires.

These editors will likewise need to focus attention on long-running debates & neglected topics in ways that render them freshly relevant & engaging. They will range broadly across topics, from the newsworthy to the whimsical. Demonstrated experience in helping first-time authors frame their arguments & evidence for general audiences will be particularly valued.

Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two pillar gifts in you, & 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 & 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 & 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 & conviction records.

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