OLD Media Moves

The Atlantic tips its hand about new site

April 22, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

The Atlantic, which earlier this year hired away Kevin Delaney from The Wall Street Journal to start a business news website, has disclosed that the site will focus on business news for a global audience.

In an online posting looking for staffers to help launch the site, The Atlantic states:

We need journalists, developers, designers, and advertising salespeople. Some job openings are listed below, and we’ll be adding more soon, including specific openings for reporting gigs. But in general, we are looking for reporters and editors who…

  • know business: you have a background in business journalism, have worked in the business world, or otherwise know your way around capital;
  • have a sense of the world: you have, ideally, lived outside the United States and, in any event, care as much about Hong Kong and São Paulo as you do about New York;
  • work fast: you know that, on the Web, the deadline is almost always now;
  • obsess: you can sense an important story and, when you do, pursue it with zeal;
  • are nerdyyou take a numerate approach to reporting and appreciate — or, better yet, can create — a good chart or other data visualization;
  • think creatively: you are eager to approach the job of reporting in new ways and bring creative, new ideas to our newsroom;
  • write for the Webyou recognize that digital journalism is written in prose, data, visuals, and code, and you’re eager to pick up new skills while on the job.

If that sounds like you, please get in touch with Kevin.

Read more here, including how to apply for specific positions.

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