The Atlantic Adds 5

A new senior editor, plus two from the National Journal.

The Atlantic has added five new members to its teams, announced Atlantic.com editor J.J. Gould this morning.

  • Krishnadev Calamur has been hired as a senior editor for the news team. Calamur comes to the Atlantic from NPR, where he was an editor and blogger for NPR Parallels.
  • Marina Koren has been hired as a senior associate editor with the news team, working with Calamur. She was previously at the soon-to-be-magazine-less National Journal, where she was a news editor for NationalJournal.com.
  • Ed Yong, a freelance journalist who is based out of London, has been hired as a staff writer for the science beat.
  • Priscilla Alvarez, a National Journal fellow, will be an assistant editor.
  • Caitlin Frazier has been named social media editor. She comes to The Atlantic from ThinkProgress, where she has been the social media editor there.
  • In addition to the new hires, Matt Ford, currently the politics section associate editor, will become a news blogger for the site.