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Vice is a global digital media and broadcasting company, which specializes in publishing a magazine that covers information in various subjects, such as sex, drugs, music, fashion, photos, travel, sports, technology and food. The Company also produces and licenses its content for mobile, TV, film and magazine companies and publishes videos across various content categories for the web. VICE’s digital channels include Creators, dedicated to the arts and creativity; Motherboard, covering cultural happenings in technology; and Noisey, a music discovery channel.

HQBrooklyn, US
Employee Ratings2.8

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)3,324(-1%)
Job Openings24
Revenue (FY, 2016)$3.1 B(+520%)

Key People/Management at Vice Media

Shane Smith

Shane Smith

CEO, Co-Founder
Suroosh Alvi

Suroosh Alvi

James Schwab

James Schwab

Andrew Creighton

Andrew Creighton

Matt Elek

Matt Elek

CEO Emea
Alex Miller

Alex Miller

Executive Creative Director EMEA
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Vice Media Office Locations

Vice Media has offices in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal and in 24 other locations
Brooklyn, US (HQ)
99 North 10th street Suite 204
Los Angeles, US
589 Venice Blvd, Venice
Los Angeles, US
589 Venice Blvd, Venice
Victoria, AU
PO Box 2041, Fitzroy
Vienna, AT
Floragasse 3/1
Antwerpen, BE
Lamorinièrestraat 161,
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Vice Media Financials and Metrics

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Vice Media total Funding

$1.4 b

Vice Media latest funding size

$200 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

Vice Media investors

Vice Media's latest funding round in December 2015 was reported to be $200 m. In total, Vice Media has raised $1.4 b. Vice Media's latest valuation is reported to be $5.7 b.
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Vice Media Revenue

Vice Media's revenue was reported to be $3.10 b in FY, 2016 which is a 520% increase from the previous period.

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Vice Media Operating Metrics

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Vice Media Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
STARWORKS GroupJuly 29, 2016
Garage MagazineJuly 05, 2016
Carrot CreativeDecember 10, 2013
The Carrot CompanyDecember 10, 2013
The Carrot Company(duplicate)December 10, 2013
Holloway UK Limited
Holloway UK Limited(duplicate)
Levelprint Ltd
Pulse Films Los Angeles
The Old Blue Last Limited
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Vice Media Online and Social Media Presence

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Vice Media News and Updates


How Vice plans to prove to advertisers its branded content works

Vice Media is the media empire largely built off being an content agency. For years, the Brooklyn media company has worked closely with brands to make them cool, or at least make their brands part of cool content.

Vice Media, McClatchy Job Cuts Cap Two-Week Media Bloodbath

In a two-week stretch, more than 1,700 media jobs were cut at newspapers and online media companies through buyouts and layoffs.

Vice Media was once flying high with buzzy branded content and a lucrative millennial audience. Now it's planning to cut 10% of employees.

Brooklyn-based Vice Media plans to lay off 250 employees, or 10% of its staff, following steep cuts by BuzzFeed and other publishers. Vice is under pressure to cut costs to stay profitable and plans to increase its focus on film and TV production. When a hiring freeze was reported in November, mar…

Vice Media to Lay Off 10% of Global Staff

The cuts come as the company attempts to own up to its $5.7 billion valuation.

Vice Media lays off hundreds amid reorganization

Vice Media is laying off 10% of its workforce, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Roughly 250 jobs will be cut across all department and job levels. The backdrop: The writing was on the wall for Vice. Reporting and comments from CEO Nancy Dubac last year suggested the layoffs were coming. Vice has…

The Wall Street Journal: Vice Media eliminates 10% of its workforce, including its flagship HBO show

The move comes as part of a ‘global realignment’ of Vice’s business.
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Vice Media Blogs

15 Years After 'Eternal Sunshine,' We Still Wish We Could Wipe Our Memories

Blocking, unfollowing, hypnosis, and other ways we try to get over our exes.

Democrats Love Medicare for All, They Just Don't Know What It Means

The Democratic primary is shaping up to be yet another election decided by the politics of healthcare.

Good God, the Trailer for 'Toy Story 4' Is Just Unbelievably Depressing

This thing is, somehow, shaping up to be even sadder than the first three.

A Sobriety Coach Explains How Celebrities Like Wendy Williams Get Clean

On Tuesday, Williams revealed she's secretly been living in a group sobriety house and has a personal companion for recovery.

The New Lil Peep Doc Is the Defining Document of the SoundCloud Rap Generation

'Everybody's Everything' is both a tribute to the late rapper, and an examination of the image and money-obsessed music industry he found success in.

The American Mafia Has Become an Unhinged Reality Show

The link between the killing of a Gambino mob boss and an apparently MAGA-loving QAnon suspect is part of a descent into postmodern chaos.
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Vice Media Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Vice Media founded?

    Vice Media was founded in 2006.

  • Who are Vice Media key executives?

    Vice Media's key executives are Shane Smith, Suroosh Alvi and James Schwab.

  • How many employees does Vice Media have?

    Vice Media has 3,324 employees.

  • What is Vice Media revenue?

    Latest Vice Media annual revenue is $3.1 b.

  • What is Vice Media revenue per employee?

    Latest Vice Media revenue per employee is $932.6 k.

  • Who are Vice Media competitors?

    Competitors of Vice Media include Mashable, Verizon Media Group and BuzzFeed.

  • Where is Vice Media headquarters?

    Vice Media headquarters is located at 99 North 10th street Suite 204, Brooklyn.

  • Where are Vice Media offices?

    Vice Media has offices in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal and in 24 other locations.

  • How many offices does Vice Media have?

    Vice Media has 29 offices.