Our Mission

Mic is a digital culture magazine that captures the unrest, optimism, and obsessions of a new generation. A looking glass into a changing world, Mic helps young readers process the present with sharp commentary, insightful profiles, and essential reporting. We meet readers where they are, amplifying diverse voices that can speak directly to the unique moment we’re in right now.

Mic’s take on culture is expansive. It’s more than what we watch or listen to. It’s who we are and how we see ourselves; it's how we care and how we cope. It’s the art and the ideas that move us and the social and political issues that galvanize us.

Each of our verticals — Culture, Identity, Life, and Impact — provide a critical lens through which we can better understand our world, our future, and ourselves.


Editor-in-Chief: Shanté Cosme

Managing Editor: Jonathan Smith

Features Editor: Michelle Legro

Senior Life Editor: Rajul Punjabi

Senior Culture Editor: William E. Ketchum III

Senior Politics Editor: Kimberly Alters

Contributing Editor: Emma Sarran Webster

Contributing Culture Editor: Clover Hope

Talent Booker: Dan Resnick

Social Media Strategist: Leo Rocha

Social Media Fellow: Kameron Barrow

Editorial Fellow: Alex Ramos


Vanessa Taylor

Rafi Schwartz

Joseph Lamour

Melissa Pandika

Tracey Anne Duncan

AJ Dellinger

Brandon Yu

Keith Nelson Jr.

Chloe Stillwell

Ian Kumamoto


Design Direction: Dewey Saunders

Illustrations: Maxine McCrann

Illustrations: Peter Gamlen


Chief Content Officer, C&I: Joshua Topolsky

Director of Creative Strategy, C&I: Nicole Dalessandro

Director of Social Media, BDG: Ramy Zabarah

Design Director, C&I: Jack Koloskus

Manager of Growth Strategy & Audience Dev., BDG: Evan Meredith

Editorial Operations Coordinator, C&I: Chelsea Szmania


Executive Vice President, Communications: Kimberly Bernhardt

Director, Communications: Christina Mastroianni

Senior Communications Manager: Dhara Parikh