Global Writers

The Atlantic is seeking an experienced, ambitious journalist to be based in London as a staff writer.

This journalist will be part of a growing international team, with reporters and editors currently based in London, Paris and Washington, D.C., and will cover global affairs. As part of The Atlantic’s mission, the journalist will produce stories that explain the forces reshaping foreign affairs and democracy worldwide, concentrating on populism, migration and the fraying of the post-war order.

The journalist will focus on Britain, covering topics ranging from the country’s tumultuous politics to its changing society, as well as its shifting role in Europe. The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker, able to conceive of and execute a wide range of pieces in different formats; a curious mind, who wants to write more than just narrow political stories, but ones that cross into culture, economics and sports; and a writer who is comfortable with varying publishing schedules, able to turn around a story in short order when not working on longer-term enterprise.


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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