1440 Appoints Julie Shain As Deputy Editor

Julie Shain brings nearly a decade of editorial experience to one of the fastest growing media companies nationwide

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–1440, the impartial newsletter helping more than 3.4 million Americans stay informed, today announced it has hired Julie Shain as deputy editor. Shain joins 1440 after more than six years at theSkimm, where she was most recently senior editor. In this new role to 1440, Shain will help manage the development of the daily newsletter, from curation to writing and editing.

As a veteran editor and writer, Shain brings nearly 10 years of experience in managing editorial teams, editing daily newsletters and achieving industry-leading subscriber and open rates. She oversaw the Daily Skimm writing and editing team after years writing, fact-checking and revising the newsletter for style, voice and journalistic integrity.

Prior to theSkimm, Shain was the director of research at the Counter Extremism Project, an international non-profit organization that combats extremist ideology, where she oversaw campaigns working to reduce funding and personnel flow to ISIS and other terrorist and extremist groups.

“Julie is a remarkably talented newsletter editor with the proven ability to deliver a high-quality product that millions of subscribers love, and we are incredibly lucky to have her on the 1440 team,” said Tim Huelskamp, co-founder and CEO, 1440. “We are conscientious with every new hire, and Julie will be pivotal in enhancing our team’s capacity to deliver timely and bias-free news to an even broader audience. Her addition exemplifies our ongoing growth trajectory while maintaining our commitment to delivering trusted information to millions of readers.”

Shain also held editorial and production internships at Joy Harris Literary Agency, CollegeHumor and Colbert Report. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University.

This team expansion comes at a pivotal moment for 1440, as it celebrates its second consecutive year on the Inc. 5000 Regionals, where it ranked No. 10 on the list of the fastest-growing private companies in the Midwest. 1440 has experienced a meteoric rise with a three-year revenue growth rate of 1,005% and surpassing 3 million active subscribers in 2023. 1440 is steadily adding to its editorial and marketing teams, now including head of product and design Aaron Enequist-Leiker, head of growth Erika Burghardt, brand partnerships manager Scott Jones, VP of sales Elizabeth Millstein, newsletter writer Alissa Smith and social media manager August Moon.

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About 1440

1440 is the daily newsletter helping more than 3.4 million Americans stay informed – it’s news without motives, edited to be as unbiased as humanly possible. On a mission to fix distrust in the media, 1440’s team of editors, experts, and analysts scour hundreds of sources across science, culture, politics, and business to deliver an impartial report on the day’s news so readers can be more informed.

Designed to be read in under five minutes, 1440 aims to serve the vast majority of Americans who are exhausted by the constant barrage of agenda-driven coverage. Named to the 2023 Inc. 5000 List and the 2023 and 2024 Inc. Regionals lists, 1440 is one of the fastest-growing private companies in the media, the Midwest and the nation. 1440 was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Chicago. To subscribe, visit www.join1440.com and follow @join1440 on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.