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Senior Editor, Education

The Atlantic is looking for a sharp, versatile editor to help run our education section. In this role, you will be responsible for commissioning and editing both news-driven commentary and deeply reported, longer-term projects. The ideal candidate will have smart, original ideas about how to cover a wide variety of education-related issues, such as school affordability and accessibility;  higher-education admissions and costs; corruption and scandals tied to college-admissions pressure; the debate over free speech on campuses; and the many complex ways that school life is changing for students and teachers—looking through the lenses of technological change, social change, political change, and other forces.. 

This editor should have impeccable news and editorial judgment, an eye for writing talent, and a knack for identifying the bigger pattern behind the day’s news. The ideal candidate has at least 5-7 years of experience in editing and / or writing. 

Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in you, and everyone else. In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions:

  1. Force of Intellect – a discipline and rigor of thought as manifested, often, in remarkable academic performance and, later, success in a professional environment.
  2. Spirit of Generosity – a natural disposition towards service and selfless conduct.


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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