“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
— George Santayana
“History is a novel of which the people is the author.”
— Alfred de Vigny
“History never looks like history when you are living through it.”
— John W. Gardner
“A historian is often only a journalist facing backwards.”
— Karl Kraus
“Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.”
— Marge Piercy
“History is a vast early warning system.”
— Norman Cousins
“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.”
— Pearl Buck
“History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses.”
— Charles Angoff
“The Present is the living sum-total of the whole Past.”
— Thomas Carlyle
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
— Confucius
“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”
— Buddha
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
— Albert Einstein
“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”
— Carl Sagan
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
— Marcus Garvey
“The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.”
— Felix Adler
“Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.”
— William Wordsworth
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
— Carl Sagan
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
— Buddha

Timeline presents meaningful news stories through historical perspectives.

We believe “the news” is just the short tail of a very long string of events. Timeline aims to disrupt the traditional news cycle by presenting stories that are rich in historical and geographical context, while using cutting-edge technology to share complex narratives in digestible and easy-to-read formats. Notable events, people, and places are presented within human-curated narratives, providing an overview of relevant history, and deepening our knowledge of the forces that shape the present. Timeline makes history relevant, navigable, and engaging for a broad yet discerning audience.

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Currently Hiring


  • San Francisco, USA
  • Full-time

As an Editor, you will play an essential role in shaping Timeline’s early content strategy and editorial vision by developing and following through with stories that are important and engaging. In addition to having flawless editing skills and impeccable attention to detail, candidates must be able to assist in planning, developing, and executing long-term content strategies, as well as manage a diverse community of writers, journalists, and contributors.

Staff Writer

  • San Francisco, USA
  • Full-time/Part-time

As a Staff Writer, you will be the engine for our platform’s content growth. We are looking for story-driven writers and researchers who are highly flexible, detail-oriented, and seek to push the boundaries of digital media and journalism.

Contributing Writers

  • Your Home, World
  • Full-time/Part-time/Freelance

As a Contributing Writer, you will be our eyes and ears around the world and across industries. We are seeking ambitious journalists and passionate writers, media savvy academics, industry experts, historians, and individuals with diverse backgrounds, excellent writing skills, and thorough research experience.

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Please note the position you are applying for in the subject line and include the following:

  • Resume/CV+ published writing samples
  • Short and conversational cover letter
  • A 100 word (or less) answer to the question"How do you think historical perspectives can play a greater role in news media today?"