Substack lets writers connect with their audience on their own terms and earn money doing it. We make it simple for writers to publish to an email list that they own, get discovered on the web, and charge for subscriptions.

More than 50,000 people pay to subscribe to writers across the Substack network, and the top writers are making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Substack’s model depends on the success of writers using Substack – we only make money when they do.

“Substack makes it dead simple to start a newsletter and get paid for it.”

- Judd Legum, author of Popular Information

"Substack gives me a way to connect with my audience on my own terms.”

- Lyz Lenz, author of God Land and Men Yell At Me

Make something that matters

Great writing is valuable. By respecting the readers' time and intelligence, it earns their trust. It helps us make sense of, and change, the culture we live in. Building a better business model for writers means more great writing.

It’s also a big opportunity.

We're a team of writers and builders with experience from Kik, Instagram, Github, Venmo and some of the worlds top publications. Our investors include Y-Combinator, founders of Twitch and Zynga, and most recently Andreessen Horowitz.


  • Help run a wide range of programs – from events to contests to partnerships – that attract writers to Substack
  • Organize and host writer-focused events and initiatives
  • Build relationships in writer communities and represent Substack in those communities
  • Directly recruit writers to Substack


  • Are formidable – you get things done
  • Care about writers and want to work closely with them
  • Entrepreneurial, excited about building something new without much direction
  • Relish the extremely varied needs of a series-A startup. No ambitious project will scare you away, and no mundane detail is beneath you
  • Lead. As an early employee, you will have a huge role shaping what Substack becomes
  • Have worked with creative people and several years of relevant experience in fields such as communications, marketing, or media


  • Flexible vacation
  • $3k desk set up
  • Full medical and dental insurance