The Atlantic is looking for a Senior Frontend Engineer to join its product engineering team in our DC or NYC office to help build the future of journalism. As a senior member of our newly forming reader experience team, you will focus on improving the experience of TheAtlantic.com readers, as well as build features that help our writers tell stories in new ways.
The Atlantic is a digital-first media company with over 160 years of history and 36 million readers a month. We work on a cross-functional team with product managers, designers, and QA engineers to build creative and engaging products that showcase The Atlantic’s journalism. We use a wide range of technologies—including Nunjucks, SCSS, and React—and we are actively evaluating new technologies to improve our workflow and products. As a team, we value curiosity and willingness to learn over specific technical experience.
What is the reader experience team?
Reader experience is a new, cross-functional team created to build new ways for our journalists to tell stories; we’ve been tasked with breaking the traditional mold for content on the web. This is a lofty goal, but we’re confident we can achieve it because we’re just as passionate about high-quality code and design as we are about the role of journalism in the 21st century.
Our first initiative is to craft a consistent brand identity and design system for The Atlantic across the website. Then, we’ll pivot to focus on improving our front end architecture, bringing new levels of creative thought to all of the ways readers browse and explore The Atlantic. From there, we’ll get to explore the entire realm of journalistic possibilities, with the goal of bringing bespoke-type experiences into reader’s everyday lives.
As a senior member of our reader experience team you will...
Enjoy coming in (or logging on!) to work each day—just as much as you enjoy going home on time
As a senior engineer…
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.
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