We're a non-profit organisation building open source technology for modern publishing.

Ghost was founded in April 2013, with a mission is to create the best open source tools for independent journalists and writers across the world, and have a real impact on the future of online media.

Today Ghost powers an incredible range of websites; from personal bloggers to large teams of writers and editors at some of the largest organisations in the world. We've built a sustainable business around a free core application, funded by a premium managed-service to run it on.

100,000,000+
Ghost installs to date

Behind the scenes, we're just a group of weird, fun-loving humans who enjoy experimenting with new technology. We believe in creating as much freedom in the world as we can, and everything we do is based on that core principle.

We set Ghost up as non-profit foundation so that it would always be true to its users, rather than shareholders or investors. Our legal constitution ensures that the company can never be bought or sold, and one hundred percent of our revenue is reinvested into the product and the community.

As a public organisation we also believe in being transparent and accountable for everything we do, so we publish our live financial data for all to see.

All of our company metrics are public.

Yes, this is a live feed of our real data.

$6,812,654
Annual Run Rate
$567,721
Monthly Run Rate
2.77%
Net churn
22,214
Active customers
5.2B
Requests/month
100M+
Installs
45,932
GitHub stars
We use our revenue to hire amazing developers who build really great, open software
Great software attracts people who are excited about using it to publish online
People who want the best experience pay for our premium Ghost(Pro) platform
The Ghost(Pro) platform generates revenue for the
non-profit foundation

It's a sustainable open source model.

The more people use Ghost, the more demand there is for our paid service, the more revenue we make, the more great people we can hire to work on Ghost full-time, the better the software gets, the more people use Ghost… and so on. It's a virtuous cycle that allows us to produce open source software and release it for free.

This sustainable funding model means that we don't rely on any external donations or grant funding. The Ghost Foundation is completely self-sufficient, and is able to employ a wonderful team.

The Ghost Foundation team

We've been a fully remote company since 2013, long before it was common. We've never had an office in the history of the business. These days we span 5 continents, 16 nationalities and 15 languages.

John
🇮🇪
John - Founder, CEO
Hannah
🇬🇧
Hannah - Founder, CTO
Sarah
🇺🇸
Sarah - Support
David
🇬🇧
David - Infrastructure
Kevin
🇬🇧
Kevin - Developer
Aileen
🇩🇪
Aileen - Developer
Zimo
🇭🇺
Zimo - Designer
Egg
🇮🇪
Egg - Developer
Beccy
🇬🇧
Beccy - Operations
James
🇦🇺
James - Infrastructure
Daniel
🇬🇧
Daniel - DevOps
Sam
🇬🇧
Sam - DevOps
Sanne
🇳🇱
Sanne - Designer
Sodbileg
🇲🇳
Sodbileg - Designer
Paul
🇬🇧
Paul - Developer
Peter
🇺🇸
Peter - Product
Jon
🇬🇧
Jon - Support
Bob
🇳🇱
Bob - Support
Matthew
🇺🇸
Matthew - Support
Djordje
🇷🇸
Djordje - Designer
Ryan
🇺🇸
Ryan - Dev Experience
Joe
🇬🇧
Joe - DevOps
Ronald
🇿🇦
Ronald - Developer
Filip
🇵🇱
Filip - Infrastructure
Chris
🇺🇸
Chris - Developer
Nick
🇬🇧
Nick - Product
Steve
🇺🇸
Steve - Developer
Alex
🇬🇧
Alex - Partnerships
Sag
🇨🇭
Sag - Developer
Mike
🇬🇧
Mike - Developer
Princi
🇮🇳
Princi - Developer
Daniël
🇳🇱
Daniël - Designer
Erik
🇺🇸
Erik - Engineering
Jeff
🇺🇸
Jeff - Marketing
Ricardo
🇵🇹
Ricardo - Infrastructure

Sound like the sort of life you would enjoy?

We're always looking for great people to join us, some benefits include...

Ghost Network Map

World class team & product

Work with a group of incredible people who are unbelievably excited about the work they do and the technology they use.

Explicit freedom

Choose where you work and how you want to work. It's entirely up to you. We really just want you to be happy.

Unlimited holidays

We don't count how many hours you work each day. We do insist that you take at least 2 full weeks off per year, though.

All costs covered

We'll set you up with the latest Macbook Pro, a home-office stipend, and help cover a co-working space if you'd like one.

Personal development

We'll coach you to help you grow your career and cover any costs for personal development, books or memberships.

Team trips

Each year we fly everyone to a the same location so we can spend a week working together and collaborating in person.