The Atlantic Hires ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’

How high brow can you sound?

The Atlantic has hired an “Entrepreneur in Residence.” What does that even mean? Who cares, really, but is that not the greatest job title you’ve ever heard? The lucky journalist behind the lofty new title that should give him bragging rights at any party is digital media innovator (also a pretty good title) Andrew Golis.

Here’s his job description: “Working closely with The Atlantic‘s Editorial and Digital Strategy and Operations teams, Golis will support the media brand’s expanding video and paid-content initiatives. He will also work with the teams to help identify and launch new ventures and products across The Atlantic’s platforms.”

We do hope all that means he’ll get to live at David Bradley’s residence off Massachusetts Avenue (even just shacking up in his elaborate kitchen would be pretty posh), smoke expensive cigars, sip champagne in the afternoon and get the respect that such a spectacular title warrants.

Golis is presently…the Director of Digital Media and a Senior Editor for Frontline, PBS’s flagship public-affairs documentary series. According to the Atlantic release, as part of Frontline’s senior editorial team, Golis oversees two departments: Digital, which includes editorial, strategy, design, and product development; and Audience Development, which includes promotion, broadcast and digital audience research, and long-term audience strategy.

Previously, Golis was Politics Editor at Yahoo! News, and before that, he was Deputy Publisher of Talking Points Memo. He graduated from Harvard.

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Publish date: June 10, 2013 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT