Capital B is a nonprofit local/national news organization for Black audiences. Cofounded by Lauren Williams (former editor-in-chief and SVP of Vox) and Akoto Ofori-Atta (former managing editor of The Trace), Capital B aims to fill the void left by a declining local news business and the failures of mainstream media to adequately cover and serve Black people.

Starting in Atlanta, Capital B will open newsrooms in Black communities across the country and, through community listening and the diligent reporting work of locally hired journalists, give Black residents the news and information they navigate their daily lives and remain civically engaged. Our local newsrooms will be anchored by a national newsroom, where experienced reporters will produce deep investigative and enterprise journalism on the issue that affect Black people nationwide.

As we push for a better news ecosystem for all Americans, it's essential to us that we provide a positive, nurturing environment for our employees. Capital B's founding leadership understands that we can't serve the needs of our audience if we aren't serving the needs of our team first. We hope you'll join us and help us create the best news organization in the business.

Capital B's Founding Leadership Team

  • Lauren Williams

    CEO & Co-founder

  • Akoto Ofori-Atta

    Chief Audience Officer & Co-founder

  • Gillian B. White

    SVP, Revenue & Programming

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Competitive health, vision, and dental plans

  • Five months paid parental leave and four months paid caregiver leave

  • Stipends for home-office set up, cellphone and wifi, and professional development

  • 401K + many more benefits!