Senior Editor, Global

The Atlantic is seeking an experienced, ambitious editor to lead its foreign desk.

This journalist will oversee a team of reporters based in Washington, London and Paris; lead story-planning across a wide range of beats related to U.S. foreign policy and global conflict; and help build a team of reporters focused on the forces reshaping foreign affairs, global relationships, and democracy worldwide.

The ideal candidate will be a creative and independent thinker who is obsessed with global news, and adept at leading a geographically dispersed team of journalists. You should have impeccable editorial judgment, a sense of urgency about breaking news, a nonstop flow of original ideas, a keen understanding of how to assign and edit a second-day story on the first day, and a well-honed instinct for identifying the big questions underlying complex developing stories—including stories unfolding over a matter of hours, and those that span months and years. You should also be equipped to shape and edit complex magazine-style narratives. Excellent communication skills are a must.


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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