Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, is the new editor in chief of the 159-year-old magazine, Bob Cohn, The Atlantic’s president, announced Tuesday.
Goldberg, who joined The Atlantic in 2007 from The New Yorker, succeeds James Bennet, who left the company this spring to become editorial-page editor at The New York Times. Goldberg is The Atlantic’s 14th top editor since the publication was founded in 1857. His appointment is immediate, and he will report to Cohn.
“There are a couple of blessings here: I know the team and I think the team is great,” Goldberg said in an interview. “I’m not starting where James Bennet started. Thanks … to his efforts, we’re in a very good spot.”
Goldberg has written 11 cover stories for the magazine and is a prolific contributor to TheAtlantic.com, helping shape the website’s voice. His most recent cover story, “The Obama Doctrine,” chronicled the U.S. president’s evolving foreign policy. His April 2015 cover story, “Is it Time for the Jews to Leave Europe,” was a finalist for the National Magazine Award, a prize he won in 2003 for “In the Party of God,” his story for The New Yorker on Hezbollah, the Shia militant group in Lebanon.