That didn’t take long. After recently saying “peace out” to ESPN, Jemele Hill has a new gig at The Atlantic.
Yesterday (Oct. 1), the publication made the announcement that Hill would be getting down as a staff writer. Hill will be tasked with “covering the intersection of sports, race, politics, gender, and culture,” per the Atlantic‘s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg.
“The Atlantic made perfect sense to me because during this period, it’s critical to be aligned with people who understand this mission: Sports is a great entry point for exploring what’s happening in the wider society,” said Hill via a press release. “You can’t talk about sports without talking about race, class, gender and politics. I want to explore the complications and discomforts with a publication that has a long history of supporting this kind of work.”
Recently, Hill departed ESPN but not before securing a sizeable bag. Reportedly her buyout from the network, where she worked for over a decade, was worth a cool $6 million.
Nevertheless, she was named the 2018 Journalist of the Year by the NABJ.