Prior to founding Issue One, Nick was the founder and executive director of the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, Washington director of the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy, and publisher of the Washington Monthly magazine. In 2016, he coauthored Nation on the Take with Wendell Potter, which was praised by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof, and former George W. Bush communications director Mark McKinnon. He has served on multiple nonprofit boards, including the Center for Responsive Politics and the Homeless Empowerment Project.