I make media on the internet.
I've been a publisher, editor and entrepreneur (sometimes all at once). I've had the honor of building media at amazing places like The Atlantic and FRONTLINE, and founded the startup link-sharing service This.
Now, I'm lucky enough to be the General Manager of Vox.
I'm obsessed with the evolving attention mechanics of technology, and the ideas, stories, businesses, identities and communities they do and don't allow to thrive.
Andrew Golis is an award-winning publisher, editor and entrepreneur.
He is the General Manager of Vox, Vox Media's ambitious and influential general news brand. Launched in 2014, Vox is widely recognized as a pioneer in explanatory journalism and an industry leader in finding new ways to bring vital insights and context to digital audiences across mediums and platforms. Vox Media is a portfolio of eight brands that collectively reach over 170 million people each month. The company is widely recognized as one of the most successful digital media startups in the world.
As General Manager, Golis works at the intersection of editorial, product, marketing and sales to drive Vox's overall business strategy and growth initiatives.
Golis speaks regularly on the challenges of building meaningful media and sustainable organizations in the midst of constant technological change. He's been a featured speaker at The Columbia Journalism School, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, The Paley Center for Media, The New York Ideas Festival, Tribeca Interactive, The New York Times/BBC Social Media Summit and more. In 2015, he was a judge for the Tribeca Film Festival's prestigious interactive film award. Back when he was under 30, Forbes put Golis on its list of 30 people under 30 to watch in media.
Prior to joining Vox, Golis was the CEO and founder of the link-sharing service This. The platform helped audiences find the best of the web by limiting curators and publishers to sharing just 1 link each day. BuzzFeed put This. on its list of favorite tech things of 2015. Pando called it "the Facebook alternative that actually makes sense." The New York Times wrote about how people were "clamoring" to join.
This. was incubated at The Atlantic, where Golis was the historic magazine's first Entrepreneur in Residence. In that role, in addition to building the prototype for This., Golis advised the company's owner and executives on mobile, video and social media strategy.
Prior to The Atlantic, Golis served as the Director of Digital Media and a Senior Editor at FRONTLINE, PBS's flagship investigative documentary series. During his tenure overseeing digital editorial, strategy and product for the series, FRONTLINE won 3 Online Journalism Awards, a half dozen Webby honors, 2 Emmy nominations for digital storytelling and an Overseas Press Club Award for digital innovation.
Prior to FRONTLINE, Golis built a network of blogs at Yahoo! News that The New York Observer called one of the Biggest Media Launches of 2010 and helped to build the award-winning independent political site TalkingPointsMemo, which Time Magazine called "the prototype of what a successful Web-based news organization is likely to be in the future."
Golis graduated with Honors from Harvard College, where he studied American political history. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, daughter and dog.
A bio photo is here.