Staff Writer, Culture

The Atlantic is looking for a versatile journalist to join our growing culture channel. The ideal candidate will be a reporter with a critic’s eye, someone who can both chase down stories and gracefully elucidate significant moments in pop culture. This person will have experience writing quickly and smartly about the arts and entertainment world and will have a keen interest in contributing to the national conversation through news-driven commentary, big-picture analysis, and thoughtful reporting. This position will be best served by a writer who has a few deep knowledge areas, a knack for identifying the bigger pattern behind the day’s story, and an intellectual curiosity about how culture is informing and interacting with the broader world.

This position can be based in New York City, Washington, D.C., or Los Angeles.


  • Significant experience in writing for a publication
  • Ability to work well on a team spread across several cities
  • Great interpersonal skills and a genuine interest in collaboration
  • Ability to toggle between daily coverage and longer-term projects
  • Ability to write nuanced stories for a general audience


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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