The Atlantic Adds 2 to Build Out Science, Tech Coverage and Engagement Efforts

Ross Andersen and Catherine Green join TheAtlantic.com

TheAtlantic.com editor J.J. Gould announced the hiring of two new staffers for the site, Ross Andersen and Catherine Green. Both, coincidentally, will be relocating from California to Washington for their new positions.

Green joins as a senior associate editor and will also serve as the site’s first assignment editor, looking to expand its range of coverage and contributors. She comes to TheAtlantic.com from the Voice of San Diego, where she’s the deputy editor. She’ll apply the “pioneering and amazing things” Gould writes Green has done with audience engagement to her new role across the site’s news, social and engagement efforts.

Andersen, currently the deputy editor of Aeon Magazine, will be a senior editor in charge of science, technology and health coverage when he joins the site in September. In an email to staff, Gould called Andersen an “old friend of The Atlantic’s,” noting his contributions to the site before joining Aeon, and praised him for his “broad base of knowledge across the subject-matter areas of science, tech, and health,” and “deep understanding of core issues defining them today.”

Andersen’s hire comes as the site expands its science and tech coverage and builds out its staff for that effort. Just last month the Atlantic announced it was hiring Ed Yong as a science writer.