What’s The Assembly?

Interesting, deeply reported, nuanced stories about North Carolina. That’s what we’re here to do.

The Assembly is a new digital magazine about the people, institutions, and ideas that shape this state.

Stories are written by freelance writers and supported by freelance photographers and creatives. We welcome pitches and you can find out more information on pitching here.

Editor-in-Chief Kyle Villemain leads the magazine. You can read more on the mission, and vision of The Assembly -- and his backstory -- in this editor's note. All critiques, hate mail and questions can go to him at Kyle@TheAssemblyNC.com.

Creative Director Taylor Le leads photography, illustrations, and creative work for The Assembly.

The Assembly's fact checkers and copy editors are freelance, as are the occasional project editors for major pieces.

Everyone gets one free article a month. With a monthly subscription, you get access to everything.

Twice weekly newsletters, Tuesdays and Saturdays, deliver outstanding original journalism. Longform narrative pieces that dive deep; shortform ideas writing that challenges and surprises.

We’re paying great writers to spend a lot of time on big stories about an interesting state. If that sounds like something you’d like, subscribe and support.

Our stories should surprise, inform, and leave you with a better understanding than when you started. Tell us how we’re doing. We want to hear.

The Assembly is an ambitious read for a growing state.

We think North Carolina needs this. We’re glad you agree, and grateful to have you onboard.