The Atlantic is seeking an experienced editor to assume a leadership role in a new, dedicated opinion section. The ideal candidate will be relentlessly curious, eager to seek out broadly varied perspectives, entrepreneurial in spotting opportunities to shape public debates, and excited to work with a diverse array of authors.
This editor should have a strong track record of editing personal essays, op-ed style contributions, or works of news analysis. You will be expected to solicit contributions, review pitches, and assign essays that contextualize major news stories in real-time as they unfold, with all the urgency that requires. This editor will likewise need to focus attention on long-running debates and neglected topics in ways that render them freshly relevant and engaging. Demonstrated experience in helping first-time authors frame their arguments and evidence for general audiences will be particularly valued.
This editor will help lead a team of journalists producing the analytical work, and superior writing, that distinguishes The Atlantic across all coverage areas. This position is based in Washington, D.C.
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