The Atlantic, the 163-year-old publication that has grown under the stewardship of Laurene Powell Jobs, announced on Thursday that it had selected a new chief executive after a yearlong search: Nicholas Thompson, the editor in chief of Wired, the tech-focused magazine published by Condé Nast.
“Nick is singular; we’ve seen no one like him,” Ms. Powell Jobs and Mr. Bradley wrote.
“As to leading and supporting Atlantic strategy, Nick brings a surround-sound coverage of relevant experience.
Having been an editor, he is committed to the undergirding tenets of our work — superior editorial standards and complete editorial independence.”Mr. Thompson, 45, has spent 15 years working as a writer and editor for Condé Nast publications, including The New Yorker, where he was the top digital editor from 2012 to 2017.
In an interview, he said he had spoken with Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic’s editor in chief, about the publication’s future, including a talk that took place during a socially distanced meeting in Mr. Thompson’s Brooklyn backyard one evening this week.
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