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Global Deputy Editor

The Atlantic is seeking an experienced, ambitious editor to be based in Washington, D.C., to help lead its international desk.

This journalist will be part of a growing team, with reporters currently based in Washington, London, and Paris; will help formulate coverage plans across a wide range of beats related to U.S. foreign policy and global news; and will help build a team of reporters, freelancers, and contractors focused on the forces reshaping foreign affairs, international relationships, and democracy worldwide.

The ideal candidate will be a creative and independent thinker who is obsessed with global news, and adept at working with a geographically dispersed team of journalists. You should have impeccable editorial judgment, a sense of urgency about breaking news, a non-stop 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—from those unfolding over a matter of hours, to ones 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 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 and conviction records.

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