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Axios // news, media & analysis
Remote / Arlington, VA    Posted: Saturday, April 17, 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 Audience Development Senior Associate!

Why it Matters: You will be directly responsible for shaping Axios editorial voice on social media platforms to millions of readers. Your work will cover a broad scope from writing editorial copy & shaping how we present Axios on HBO on our platforms, to delivering insights to the newsroom & digging into our social media & website analytics.

Go Deeper: In this role, you will make an impact on Axios through the following responsibilities:

  • Manage Axios social media accounts using sharp, accurate copy & finding creative ways to help our work break through the noise
  • Use data & analytics to arrive at best practices & communicate feedback to the newsroom
  • Have a finger on the pulse of the news cycle & pounce on opportunities to serve readers as they arise
  • Take initiative to consider new ways to analyze the performance of our stories to make recommendations to the newsroom
  • Understand major news platforms & develop strategies to broaden Axios reach to new readers
  • Deliver editorial insights to help guide product decisions

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

  • Strong writing skills & attention to detail
  • Curiosity to advance our understanding of readers & platform trends
  • Rigorous about interpreting data to arrive at conclusions
  • Competitive with other publications & motivated by metrics
  • Passionate about news & the media industry
  • Ability to think like a reader to package our stories

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 
  • Classpass discount
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events
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