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our values

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.

Our Teams

Across disciplines, we dedicate ourselves to equipping audiences with breakthrough ideas and original insights.


In our magazine, in podcasts, and with live events, our journalists bring clarity to the most consequential issues of our time.

Product & Technology

We build products to amplify the impact and reach of our journalism—and sustainably fund it. We’re guided by readers and informed by data. We listen carefully, think deeply, and move quickly. We build to last.


The Atlantic’s corporate team is the lifeline of the organization. Prioritizing service and support, this group includes Accounting/Finance, Communications, Legal, Office Management, and Talent & Culture.


We gather data and insights about what our readers and subscribers love about The Atlantic and use those insights to help convert new readers into loyal subscribers.

Media & Advertising

Our Media & Advertising group, known as Atlantic Brand Partners, works with brands to form imaginative, best-in-class partnerships that draw upon the whole of The Atlantic: creative, media, events, sponsorships, data, research, and more.


Our DEI North star

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 life cycle: attracting talent, recruiting talent, hiring, onboarding, evaluating, developing, advancing, and exiting.


our work

We work to produce peerless journalism, and to ensure the strength of our journalism and our business. Read about some of our latest editorial initiatives, and about the ideas powering our products and business.


The pursuit of truth always begins with questions.

What benefits does The Atlantic offer?

The Atlantic offers a robust benefits package to all employees working 20 hours or more per week. For more specific questions about our benefits program, please reach out to

Where are The Atlantic’s offices located?

The Atlantic splits its corporate headquarters between New York and Washington, D.C.

What are The Atlantic’s policies on remote work and return-to-work?

The Atlantic will adopt a blended approach that requires in-person interaction for collaborative work, while otherwise maintaining flexibility around remote work.

This approach recognizes both the considerable benefits of in-person collaboration and the increased quality of life that remote work offers some individuals.

What is the leadership structure of The Atlantic?

The Atlantic is led by CEO Nick Thompson and Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg, who report to a five-person board composed of Chair Laurene Powell Jobs, Chair Emeritus David Bradley, Vice Chair Peter Lattman, Michelle Ebanks, and Claire Hughes Johnson.

Where can I send questions about applying for a position? is the best way to get in touch with our Talent Acquisition team, which is dedicated to answering any questions you might have about working at The Atlantic.

What are The Atlantic’s policies regarding applicant privacy?

We treat your information like we’d want our own information treated, and we do not sell personal information provided to us through the application process. For California residents, we would encourage you to refer to our California job applicant privacy statement.

open positions

Talent drives all we do. Here are a few of the current ways to join The Atlantic.