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Senior Intelligence Reporter

The Atlantic is looking for a sharp and experienced reporter to cover U.S. intelligence agencies. The ideal candidate for this staff writing position will occupy a key role on The Atlantic’s growing national-security team. This person should have years of experience on an intelligence beat, a track record of breaking big stories, and a robust Rolodex of sources. You should be able to approach the beat with internet-speed urgency on a daily basis, and should also be able to conceive of, report, and write longer magazine-style features. This reporter will help The Atlantic distinguish its national-security coverage with strong writing and an original voice.

This position is based 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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