The Assembly publishes deep reporting on power and place in North Carolina.

We launched in February 2021 with a focus on interesting and nuanced journalism about our state. We tell big stories, and give our journalists space to be ambitious. We want our work to surprise, inform, and leave you with a better understanding. 

North Carolina deserves big-swing reporting, right here in our own backyard. We’re grateful to have you onboard.

Meet our team here.

Find out how to pitch us here.

Our Business Model

We believe good reporting should be accessible. Everyone can read an article a month without a subscription, but with just $5 a month—or $50 a year—you can get full access to everything on our site.

Our model only works with your support. When readers subscribe, it lets us pay good money to good writers to spend weeks, even months, on big stories—all with the independence and intensity that revelatory journalism requires. 

Tired of us? You cancel anytime through your account page or by emailing us at

The Assembly is a for-profit company that is currently raising funds to support its expansion. Assembly employees own a majority of the company’s stock.

The Assembly also benefits from several philanthropic partnerships. Support from The Carolina Beacon, a 501c3 in the state, has enabled our regional work in Wilmington. The Knight Foundation is a Beacon supporter.

Philanthropic support for The Assembly‘s partnership with PBS NC was provided by the Carlton Family Foundation and the Wyman Family Foundation.

Support for our partnership with INDY Week is provided by Scalawag Magazine.

For more information or questions about our finances, please contact Kyle Villemain at


We are currently hiring a director of audience and newsletters.

If you’re a reporter interested in joining the team, please send us a note with your resume and clips, and we’ll stay in touch. We intend to hire more reporters in the future.

Questions and applications should be sent to