Hi, I’m Arikia.

Arikia Millikan, journalist

I’m an American journalist and editorial strategist living in Berlin. After studying biomedical engineering and psychology at the University of Michigan, I moved to NYC to pursue a career in journalism. My work showcases my dedication to deep research and the art of the interview, and brings a humanistic perspective to topics at the intersection of technology and the human mind. My journalistic training taught me to ask the right questions and seek answers from direct sources to uncover what lies beyond the surface of the apparent. I have traveled to over 40 countries and bring a deep cultural understanding to everything that I do.

In the private sector, I thrive while scrutinizing complexity and unblocking communication sticking points that occur when specialists are tasked with conveying information to a general audience. My client roster includes founders and thought leaders from fields such as biotechnology, venture capital, telemedicine, teletherapy, femtech, cybersecurity, and mixed reality media. I favor clients who are interested in locating the root causes of their editorial production problems and are willing to take steps to adjust organizational misalignments in order to achieve higher levels of editorial quality and output.

editorial consulting for BRANDS

Say what you mean if you mean what you say
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information architecture

I provide assessments of your content archives and advice on (re)structuring, personalization, and tooling.

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Based on your strategic goals, I create innovative content roadmaps and oversee implementation and execution.

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Operational Leadership

I recruit, assemble, and train stellar content teams within any budget and organizational constellation.

JOURNALISM and publishing

Fifteen years of global editorial experience
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legacy media

Formerly based in New York City, I worked with leaders in digital publishing from Conde Nast, Vice, Vox, Sussex Publishers, The Atlantic, and more to produce world-class content.

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independent media

From Iceland to Japan, I traveled the world while embodying the membership model of self-publishing, catering to a curated distribution network of scholars, artists, and publishers.

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