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Rethink the World.

Our Story

Mic’s approach to news is as unique as our generation. Young people will define the future and we deserve a news outlet that offers quality coverage tailored to us. We are hungry for news that keeps us informed and helps us make sense of the world.

Mic was founded in 2011 by Chris Altchek and Jake Horowitz under the shared belief that millennials are inquisitive, have a healthy skepticism for conventional wisdom, and crave substantive news to spark interesting conversations. This sensibility informs everything we do.

We’ve since built a rockstar team of editors, reporters, producers, designers and engineers. All of us believe that stories and information have the power to shape the world, especially when they challenge traditional narratives. We are now reporting original stories, publishing smart analysis and producing high-quality videos for an audience of more than 30 million people each month.

What We Cover

News.Mic

News.Mic offers smart, informative stories about current events and breaking news. From politics to entertainment, we cover the most relevant stories of the day with a combination of speed and accuracy.

Policy.Mic

Policy.Mic covers the intersection of politics and public policy, offering thoughtful, nuanced coverage of issues important to the digital generation. We highlight and contextualize the policies that work and those that don’t, while exploring the ways politics and policy have real, tangible effects on people’s lives and the future we’re building as a country.

World.Mic

World.Mic seeks to redefine global news with the personal — by highlighting remarkable people doing remarkable things, and by helping readers understand how and why an issue affects them. We deliver thought-provoking and novel takes to underreported world news with established narratives.

Identities.Mic

Identities.Mic makes sense of social changes happening in race, gender and sexuality and the people behind them, with a focus on the generation leading the charge.

Connections.Mic

Connections.Mic answers the myriad sex, relationship and friendship questions that are relevant to young people today. We’re covering the issues of the digital age with thoughtful stories that help our audience successfully navigate all of it.

Tech.Mic

Tech.Mic investigates the products, ideas and innovations that impact our future. We cover the complex issues of our modern culture with original reporting and insights about the technology that’s shaping it.

Science.Mic

Science.Mic explores what makes the universe tick, from the ocean floor to light-years above our heads. We look at the findings of scientists and researchers with a critical but optimistic eye, giving context to complex discoveries and why they affect us right now.

Arts.Mic

Arts.Mic is the one-stop shop for culture coverage, offering a mix of reporting, analysis, criticism and interviews. We spur new conversations while bringing readers smart coverage of what’s going on in Hollywood, TV, literature and more.

Style.Mic

Style.Mic goes outside the fashion industry and connects with what we wear, how we present ourselves and the issues of identity and politics that are wrapped up in our style choices. From what's in our closets and apartments to what's on our Instagrams, we explore the defining trends of our generation.

Music.Mic

Music.Mic is dedicated to unpacking the vital and resonant role music plays in young people's lives. We explore music through a scientific lens, covering the cutting edge of psychological research and offering thought-provoking commentary on current pop culture conversations.

Advertise With Mic

Our approach to advertising mirrors our editorial ethos: to create authentic stories that are informing and engaging for this generation. Advertising with Mic bridges the gap between your brand and our sought-after audience by telling your story with our unique sensibility and trusted voice.

Mic works with brand partners to create custom branded content, a magazine-inspired “Hero” advertisement unit and editorial sponsorships. To work with Mic, email advertising@mic.com. For more information on branded content specifically, check out our Branded Content FAQ page.

What They're Saying

"Stories that intelligently cover serious issues important to young people."
"Mic is a news site aimed at the highly coveted millennials, who are increasingly looking online for fresh takes on relevant issues. Among other topics, the site covers world news, policy, technology and science."
"Mic thinks it can stand out with an appealingly simple premise: Focus on college educated readers and present them only with serious news."
"Closer than any of its competitors to finding the promised land for new media companies, a middle ground between deeply reported stories and listicles."
"The focus on youth has paid dividends for Mic, garnering a monthly audience of 30 million readers, 73% of whom are under 35."

Jobs

We are engaging, informing and inspiring our generation, and we are looking for passionate, hard-working people to join us.

UI / UX Engineer

We're an open minded, flat organization with a culture of shipping products and trying new things.
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Node.js Developer

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Account Executive

You love to work with advertisers in a consultative manner to identify new and exciting partnership opportunities.
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More Career Opportunities

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Contact Us

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Our Investors

Jim Clark
Lightspeed Venture Partners Axel Springer
Advancit Capital Red Swan Knight Foundation
Digital News Ventures Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments