We are a bunch of journalists and nerds trying to make something awesome.

Our Story:

Founded by Joe Coleman, Dave Goldberg, and Shane Snow, in 2010.

We created Contently because we saw the world of publishing changing around us. In the midst of the disruption of traditional journalism, digital advertising and social media, the world economy was in a slump, causing throngs of talented journalists and creative storytellers to strike out on their own as freelancers – and not necessarily by choice.

At the same time, nontraditional publishers are rising – brands, nonprofits, and lean new media companies – all of which need talent and efficient ways to manage, measure, and achieve business results with content.

Our passion lies in helping those freelancers succeed, and in doing so allowing anyone to become a publisher. No longer are we bound by so-called rules of who can be a publisher and who can't. The Internet changed that. At Contently, we're devoting our lives to leveling the playing field for the hungry and talented creators and publishers out there. It’s a tough task, but every worthwhile thing is.

Our mission:

  • Help journalists build careers doing what they love.
  • Help brands become compelling publishers.
  • Help journalists and brands connect and tell great stories.

Empower engaging, original storytelling.