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Politics Reporter

The Atlantic is seeking an ambitious reporter to cover national politics with a focus on the Democratic Party. This staff writing position requires a skilled writer and a high-velocity reporter with a track record of breaking news in a fiercely competitive news environment. The ideal candidate will be well-sourced in the world of Democratic politics, with years of experience covering national elections, Capitol Hill, or both. You should be able to toggle easily between covering daily news and writing longer magazine-style features—paying special attention to identifying the larger themes shaping the future of the Democratic Party, and finding underlying patterns that animate the day-to-day drama of a campaign.

This position is located 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 Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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