David Frum, formerly of The Daily Beast, is going to work for The Atlantic.
His new title: senior editor. He starts on March 31.
James Bennet, editor in chief of The Atlantic, announced the news today. In his new role, Frum will write for the website and the magazine and participate in Atlantic events.
“David is a gutsy, heterodox thinker and a lovely writer—the very definition of the sort of contributor who has distinguished The Atlantic all these years,” said Bennet. “I look forward to his bracing work appearing across all our platforms.”
A release explains that Frum comes to The Atlantic after an extended absence from full-time journalism. He joins an Atlantic politics and national affairs team that includes writers Molly Ball, Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Fallows, Conor Friedersdorf, Peter Beinart, and Andrew Cohen, as well as editors David Graham and Jennie Rothenberg Gritz.
Frum remarked, “In a media world of quick takes and fast reacts, The Atlantic offers something indispensable: news that stays news. I hope to offer readers content they will continue to think about even after the browser window closes and the latest Facebook status update is buried beneath the Twitter feed.”
Frum has worked for a myriad of media outlets including WSJ‘s editorial page, The Weekly Standard and National Review. He hails from Toronto. He’s a graduate of Yale and Harvard.