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Axios // news, media & analysis
Media, Full Time    Remote    Posted: Friday, March 26, 2021
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Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring an Associate Editor to help support our Local initiative, with daily newsletters in Charlotte, Denver, Des Moines, Northwest Arkansas, Tampa Bay, & the Twin Cities.

Why it Matters: This individual will work with the Local Editor, Local Reporters in each market, & other senior newsroom leadership to guide Axios coverage of local news, connecting the dots between local, national, & global developments to make readers aware of the narratives shaping their lives in their local communities.

Go Deeper: We are looking for someone who cares deeply about the future of  local news, is obsessed with innovative new ways to reimagine it, & skilled in execution to support this venture with the following responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Local Editor to oversee the production of daily local news coverage in select markets, specifically Axios Locals newsletters
  • Work closely with the Local Editor & internal Axios editorial leadership to adapt Axios Smart Brevity style to local news, shape how the Local product evolves, & to develop synergy between local & national coverage
  • Edit the work of a group of local journalists daily
  • Curate local news coverage to write screens & stories in partnership with Local Reporters when needed 
  • Help conceive larger data-driven & analytical stories that are relevant at the local level with connections to national stories of importance
  • Assist with research on important topics, events, & trends driving the conversation in select local markets

The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit & passion for Axios mission & have the following skills:

  • Editing experience in a fast-paced news environment
  • Experience working in or with local newsrooms
  • Experience reporting on a wide range of topics
  • Exceptionally collaborative with experience working across teams to produce quality content
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital & social media landscape
  • Excellent verbal & written communications skills
  • Ability to assign & manage multiple stories at once

Dont forget: 

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter & cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, & diverse work culture
  • Annual learning & development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents & caretakers 
  • Access to the Axios Family Fund, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise & meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events
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