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Immigration Reporter

The Atlantic is seeking an experienced immigration reporter to join our rapidly growing politics team. The ideal candidate will be a relentless reporter and an exceptional writer, with a track record of breaking news on an immigration beat. This person should be adept at toggling between fast-paced daily stories and ambitious, deeply reported features, as well as skilled at the big-picture analytic work that distinguishes The Atlantic across all coverage areas. A strong command of the legal, political, and cultural complexities shaping attitudes toward immigration is a must. Spanish fluency is a plus.

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


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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