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Axios // news, media & analysis
Arlington, VA    Posted: Friday, February 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 a Senior Producer for our new podcast!

Why it matters:  The Senior Producer is the editorial lead of our flagship daily news podcast, Axios Today. Its a critical role that sets the show agenda each day, thinks big picture about how the show can become a must-listen news podcast, & leads a small, but mighty team. This role will report to the Executive Producer (EP) & work with our team of Associate Producers.

Go deeper: This role carries the following responsibilities: 

  • With EP, develops & executes vision for the show 
  • Supports host & ensures the show is designed around her talents
  • Manages & supports our Associate Producers 
  • Decides & assigns each days mix of stories 
  • Maintain production spreadsheet which includes show summaries, episode text, production schedule (airdates), & booking details.
  • Produces one show segment per day 
  • Edits scripts & segment drafts 
  • Works with EP & sound designer on developing the shows sound
  • Leads, plans & oversees special episodes & series 
  • Works with Axios editors & reporters to develop story pipeline 

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

  • A love of daily news 
  • 5-7 years journalism experience, including working on daily broadcast (or podcast) news shows
  • Excellent writing & communication skills
  • Understanding of the podcast landscape
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects on deadline & work across geographically-dispersed teams

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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