Posted February 12, 2021

Senior Editor, Culture (The Atlantic) – The Atlantic


New York, NY or Washington, DC


The Atlantic is looking for an editor and writer to join the newsroom. This journalist will help build a new initiative that dedicates coverage to some of the most crucial questions underpinning society: How do Americans develop social systems, ideologies, languages, and customs that govern the way we live? How do race, gender, sexuality, and other forms of identity coalesce to create communities, fandoms, and subcultures, and inform how we live? What are the various iterations of American culture and how do they change every day?

Top candidates have a record of commissioning and executing complicated features. They have exceptional editing skills with an eye toward analysis and argumentation. They are endlessly curious about exploring different cultures, surfacing untold stories, and finding the throughlines within modern-day and historical societies.

In addition to editing, this role includes writing, and the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about both. We’re looking for someone who has existing relationships with a diverse array of strong freelance writers, is full of ideas and excited about conceptualizing stories, collaborative, and able to juggle a variety of projects across overlapping timelines. This person will report to a senior editor on the Culture team.

Job duties will include:
Editing features, analysis, essays, reportage, and quick-turn stories
Writing on news moments and long-term pieces
Constantly generating new ideas
Assigning stories and scouting writers to build a freelance base
Helping to plan ambitious, big-picture series
Liaising with copy edit and art teams on stories, and producing articles in our CMS
Fact-checking and research

Atlantic Media, Inc. and its affiliates ("Atlantic Media") are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate against our applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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