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:
- Force of Intellect a discipline & rigor of thought as manifested, often, in remarkable academic performance and, later, success in a professional environment.
- 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.