The Atlantic

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    "The Atlantic will be the organ of no party or clique, but will honestly endeavor to be the exponent of what its conductors believe to be the American idea." 
    —James Russell Lowell, November 1857 

    For more than 150 years, The Atlantic has shaped the national debate on politics, business, foreign affairs, and cultural trends.

    TypePrivate
    Founded1857
    HQWashington, DC, US
    Websitetheatlantic.com
    Employee Ratings4.1
    Overall CultureA+

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    Latest Updates

    Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)763(+4%)
    Cybersecurity ratingBMore

    Key People/Management at The Atlantic

    Ronald Brownstein

    Ronald Brownstein

    Senior Editors
    Christopher Orr

    Christopher Orr

    Music Director
    Alan Taylor

    Alan Taylor

    Music Director
    Emily Gottschalk-Marconi

    Emily Gottschalk-Marconi

    Senior Associate Editors
    Eleanor Smith

    Eleanor Smith

    Associate Editors
    Amy Weiss-Meyer

    Amy Weiss-Meyer

    Associate Editors
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    The Atlantic Office Locations

    The Atlantic has offices in Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and in 4 other locations
    Washington, DC, US (HQ)
    2700F E St NW
    Chicago, IL, US
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    New York, NY, US
    New York, NY, USA
    San Francisco, CA, US
    San Francisco
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    The Atlantic Financials and Metrics

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    Founding Date

    1857

    The Atlantic Cybersecurity Score

    Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

    B

    82/100

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    The Atlantic Online and Social Media Presence

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    The Atlantic Company Culture

    • Overall Culture

      A+

      85/100

    • CEO Rating

      B

      70/100

    • Compensation

      A-

      81/100

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    The Atlantic News and Updates

    Beyond Ida, We’re Watching Three More Tropical Systems In The Atlantic

    The hurricane season is still young. Forecasters are monitoring three different tropical systems out in the Atlantic.

    'The Day After Tomorrow' film foretold a real and troubling trend: The Atlantic ocean's circulation system is weakening

    Summary List PlacementIn the 2004 film "The Day After Tomorrow," a climatologist played by Dennis Quaid warns world leaders about a rapid climate shift. The key factor is an ocean current system called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), which moves warm water from the equatori…

    The ‘E’ Storm Might Form By July 4th - That’s Way Too Early For The Atlantic Basin

    The 5th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season (Elsa) could form within days. That's way too early.

    Message In A Bottle Travels Across The Atlantic Ocean

    The note inside of a Powerade bottle was written by a 13-year-old.

    Editorial staffers at The Atlantic are forming a union

    Summary List PlacementEditorial staffers at The Atlantic announced on Monday their intentions to form a union with the NewsGuild of New York, making the 164-year-old magazine the latest title to join a wave of media unionization in recent years.  About 85 members will make up the unit, including w…
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    The Atlantic Blogs

    What Makes a Marriage Story Work

    Apologies to Morticia and Gomez Addams, but a kiss to the upper arm wasn’t sexy until Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac did it on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival. A slow-motion clip of the moment, amplified by Isaac’s singular smolder, went viral earlier this month. More than 11 million Tw…

    A World Without Children

    Miley Cyrus vowed not to have a baby on a “piece-of-shit planet.” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mused in an Instagram video about whether it’s still okay to have children. Polls suggest that a third or more of Americans younger than 45 either don’t have children or expect to have fewer tha…

    Six Rules That Will Define Our Second Pandemic Winter

    For nearly two years now, Americans have lived with SARS-CoV-2. We know it better than we once did. We know that it can set off both acute and chronic illness, that it spreads best indoors, that masks help block it, that our vaccines are powerful against it. We know that we can live with it—that we’…

    The Quietest Emmys Speech Was the Loudest

    When the camera turned to Michaela Coel after she won an Emmy for limited-series writing, she looked overwhelmed. The creator, star, writer, and co-director of I May Destroy You kept her head down, her shoulders slouched. Next to her, Coel’s former co-star Cynthia Erivo whispered something into her …

    America’s China Strategy Is Working

    Executives at the fashion brand Eileen Fisher are no strangers to China—or to its enormous benefits and dangerous pitfalls: The American outfitter began manufacturing its clothing there about a quarter century ago, but last year, it realized that working in China could no longer be business as usual…

    Is It Time to Rethink Hyper-Minority Districts?

    Most members of Congress crave political security, and Terri Sewell has it. For more than a decade, she’s represented Alabama’s Seventh District, a 61 percent Black hodgepodge that awkwardly links the bustling cities of Birmingham and Montgomery via the sprawling, agriculturally rich Black Belt (nam…
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    The Atlantic Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was The Atlantic founded?

      The Atlantic was founded in 1857.

    • Who are The Atlantic key executives?

      The Atlantic's key executives are Ronald Brownstein, Christopher Orr and Alan Taylor.

    • How many employees does The Atlantic have?

      The Atlantic has 763 employees.

    • Who are The Atlantic competitors?

      Competitors of The Atlantic include ProPublica, Google Keyword and Weathernews.

    • Where is The Atlantic headquarters?

      The Atlantic headquarters is located at 2700F E St NW, Washington.

    • Where are The Atlantic offices?

      The Atlantic has offices in Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and in 4 other locations.

    • How many offices does The Atlantic have?

      The Atlantic has 8 offices.