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Fact Checker (The Atlantic)

  • 2022-05-03 4:20 PM
    Message # 12765867

    The Atlantic has, for more than 160 years, advanced ideas that matter and sparked global conversation on the most important issues of our time. We aim to bring clarity and original thinking to questions of consequence, on topics ranging from politics, the economy, and global affairs to technology, science, and culture. As the third-longest-running magazine in America, we find ourselves at a remarkable moment: one of both continuation and transformation, of upholding our legacy while continuously reinventing ourselves for the future.

    The Atlantic is seeking to expand our team of fact-checkers to support our growing newsroom. Reporting to the research chief, fact-checkers work with The Atlantic’s journalists and editors to ensure the accuracy and fairness of our work. This position will involve fact-checking across all our editorial platforms on a wide range of topics, including politics, culture, science, and technology.

    Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

    • Commitment to accuracy

    • Rigorous attention to detail

    • Persistence and resourcefulness in tracking down information/sources

    • Ability to swiftly identify logical errors or significant omissions in an article

    • Must be diplomatic and tactful in dealing with a variety of personalities and communicating complex issues

    • Keen editorial judgment

    • Strong communication and interviewing skills

    • The ability to work independently

    • Must have a genuine love of research

    • A flexible schedule; night and weekend work often required

    • Must be able to uphold the highest editorial standards under tight deadlines

    • 2-4 years editorial experience preferred

    The Atlantic Monthly Group LLC and its affiliates ("The Atlantic") are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate against our applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.  

    Job offers to work at The Atlantic are contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of a background check, reference checks, pre-employment screening, and compliance with The Atlantic's COVID-19 vaccination policy. The Atlantic requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including subsequent boosters, and submit proof of vaccination status. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability/medical contraindication or sincerely-held religious belief may request an accommodation (e.g., an exemption) to this requirement.

    Please apply here.

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