'The Atlantic' Names Top Print Editors

As The Atlantic continues the expansion of its editorial teams, the publication announced two internal promotions.

Effective immediately, longtime deputy editor Don Peck will move into the position of top print editor and features editor Denise Wills will become the outlet’s deputy editor.

In recent years, Will has been responsible for cross-platform initiatives promoting The Atlantic’s digital-only pieces of journalism and was responsible for editing two stories that became National Magazine Award finalists last year: Cailin Flanagan’s “Death at a Penn State Fraternity” and Alex Tizon’s “My Family’s Slave.”

Prior to taking on her position with The Atlantic four years ago, Wills was with Politico magazine.



Peck has held many roles at The Atlantic, including time as a researcher in 2001 and later a junior editor. He has been the magazine’s deputy editor since 2013, in addition to holding the role of acting editor most recently.

As an editor, Peck has been responsible for many notable stories that came out of the publication this year, including “The 9.9% is the New Aristocracy” and the outlet’s most read piece of all time: “What ISIS Really Wants.”

Peck succeeds Scott Stossel, who will become the magazine’s national editor, a role in which he’ll continue to edit and recruit writers, but will also return to writing.

The Atlantic’s editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg stated: “I am… confident that [Peck and Wills] will engage in a process of continuous creation, innovation and useful provocation. The magazine is the historical and spiritual core of our great journalism institution, and its health and vitality are of paramount importance to us all.”

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