Nicholas Jackson is the editor-in-chief of Pacific Standard, where he directs editorial strategy for the National Magazine Award-winning print magazine and daily website. He previously served as the digital editorial director at Outside. Before that, he was an associate editor at The Atlantic, where he launched the magazine's health coverage online and was part of a two-person team that developed TheAtlantic.com's technology channel and video strategy. He is also an officer of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies, a multi-disciplinary learned society whose essential purpose is the encouragement and improvement of scholarly research and education in literary journalism. Named one of Folio: magazine's 15 under 30, spotlighting young professionals driving media's next-generation innovation, in 2012, Jackson has also worked for Slate, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Texas Monthly, and other publications, both online and in print. He is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.