Jeffrey Goldberg Named Editor in Chief of The Atlantic

He's the mag's 14th editor.

Atlantic Media has named Jeffrey Goldberg The Atlantic’s new editor in chief. He’ll serve as just the 14th top editor in the magazine’s 160-year history.

Goldberg previously served as a correspondent for The Atlantic. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and New York.

“In the world of modern media, The Atlantic needs to be a run-away success online, on social media, in video and in live events,” wrote Atlantic Media Chairman David Bradley, in a memo to staffers. “Jeff’s assignment is to make The Atlantic an unequaled talent destination for all our editorial disciplines. It is talent, not format, that has drawn us to Jeff.”

Goldberg is succeeding James Bennet, who left The Atlantic to join the Times.