INFORM, CHALLENGE, ELEVATE.
The Atlantic is dedicated to bringing clarity and original thinking to the most important issues of our time. We aim to help our readers better understand the world and its possibilities as they navigate the complexities of daily life. Our mission and values guide our culture and the work that we do across the organization.
Spirit of Generosity
The Atlantic seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity—a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct.
Force of Ideas
At the center of The Atlantic is a belief in the power of ideas. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, and honesty to their examination. We endeavor to cultivate new ideas, challenge existing ones, and seek out those that otherwise might go unheard. We do this because ideas have consequences—the power to shape our lives, our work, and the world around us.
Sense of Belonging
The Atlantic was founded in 1857 as a home for intellectual debate, but also in opposition to the great moral injustice of its time. More than a century and a half later, we continue to believe our purpose is larger than ourselves. At its best, our culture reflects this calling. It is characterized by goodwill and a deep sense of mutual concern. Our goal is not consensus—on the contrary, our best work may be born of spirited exchange and a diversity of views. What brings us together is a commitment to the mission of The Atlantic, to our readers, and to one another.
Across disciplines, we dedicate ourselves to equipping audiences with breakthrough ideas and original insights.
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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
To better reflect the communities we serve and to enrich our organization with a wide array of talents, perspectives, and experiences, we seek to recruit and retain team members from many backgrounds and with diverse identities.
We’ve long considered diversity and inclusion a priority, since the very roots of our founding—and part of our ongoing commitment is to continue to learn and grow from and with our staff.
We prioritize DEI across many markers and historically marginalized identities, and recognize that these markers extend beyond race and gender, and often intersect. To build, and maintain, a diverse staff, we focus on each stage of the talent lifecycle: attracting talent, recruiting talent, hiring, onboarding, evaluating, developing, advancing, and exiting.