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Congress Reporter

The Atlantic is seeking an ambitious journalist to cover Congress and join our growing politics team. This person should be a tireless reporter and a strong, graceful writer who is able not only to cover news, but quickly analyze what events mean and where they are going. The ideal candidate will be eager to lead the conversation from Capitol Hill, break stories that separate The Atlantic from the pack, and report deeply into the most important issues facing America. This person must possess a sense of urgency about the larger meaning of this political moment, and a desire to write and publish frequently. The ideal candidate will be familiar with covering the Hill and be well sources in both houses and in both parties. Excellent communication skills, as well as a track record of collaboration and collegiality, 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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