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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, US
Websitetheatlantic.com
Employee Ratings4.4

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)499(+2%)

Key People/Management at The Atlantic

Laurene Powell Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs

Founder and President, Emerson Collective
Adrienne Lafrance

Adrienne Lafrance

Editor, TheAtlantic.com
Don Peck

Don Peck

Deputy Editor, Magazine
Rebecca J. Rosen

Rebecca J. Rosen

Family and Education Editor
Ronald Brownstein

Ronald Brownstein

Senior Editors
Christopher Orr

Christopher Orr

Music Director
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The Atlantic Office Locations

The Atlantic has offices in Washington, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and in 3 other locations
Washington, US (HQ)
2700F E St NW
Chicago, US
Chicago, IL, USA
Los Angeles, US
Los Angeles, CA, USA
New York, US
New York, NY, USA
San Francisco, US
San Francisco
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The Atlantic Blogs

The Atlantic Daily: A Crisis of Representative Democracy

What We’re FollowingFrance’s “yellow-vest” protests continued onto their fourth month, with protestors torching banks and businesses in Paris over the weekend. The spate of violence coincided with the end of a series of town-hall meetings that President Emmanuel Macron convened across the country to…

The White House Still Can't Get the President's Tweeting Under Control

Long before he got into politics, Donald Trump relished the power and reach of his Twitter feed. And not long after he took office aides recognized the damage that unvetted tweets could inflict, with the president using them to set policy, settle scores, and steer the national conversation.Worried a…

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: She’s (Also) Running

What We’re Following TodayIt’s Monday, March 18.‣ Historic floods are engulfing midwestern states, including Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri, after a bomb cyclone and high levels of melting snow and ice caused rivers to overflow their banks.Here’s what else we’re watching:On the Campaign Trail: At Beto…

The Truth About Wasabi

Have you ever eaten wasabi? If you answered “yes” to that question, you are likely mistaken. Most sushi eaters—even in Japan—are actually being served a mixture of ground horseradish and green food coloring, splashed with a hint of Chinese mustard. Worldwide, experts believe that this imposter com…

Why James Gunn Won His Job Back

When Disney fired James Gunn last July, it seemed like an object lesson of that ever-relevant and oft-repeated internet maxim: Never tweet. Gunn, the director of Marvel’s popular Guardians of the Galaxy movies, had joined Twitter in 2008 when it was a little-scrutinized sounding board for half-baked…

Letters: ‘I Have Not Fallen Out of Love With My Cabbage’

The People Who Eat the Same Meal Every DayThe Atlantic staff writer Joe Pinsker eats the same bean-and-cheese soft tacos every day for lunch. Curious as to what drives others who share his proclivity for routine, Pinsker talked to a handful of people who also eat the same meal every day. One source …
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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 Laurene Powell Jobs, Adrienne Lafrance and Don Peck.

  • How many employees does The Atlantic have?

    The Atlantic has 499 employees.

  • Who are The Atlantic competitors?

    Competitors of The Atlantic include ProPublica, Brewin Dolphin and Quartz.

  • 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, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does The Atlantic have?

    The Atlantic has 7 offices.