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Axios // news, media & analysis
Atlanta, GA    Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 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 Reporter to cover the Atlanta area as part of our growing local news initiative, which is extending our mission to Americas hometowns.

Why it matters: We are taking our Smart Brevity approach to local markets to help readers understand whats happening in their own backyards. This reporter will create a meaningful local presence in their market, getting readers smarter, faster on the news that matters to them. This reporter will connect the dots between local, national, & global developments to make readers aware of the narratives shaping their lives.

Go deeper: We are looking for skilled writers who care deeply about local news & are obsessed with innovative ways to cover it. Requirements include:

  • Authoring a daily Axios newsletter that features insights & scoops that matter most to their local audience
  • A command of the local market along with the sourcing necessary to illumination busy readers about the communities where they live
  • Helping to building Axios Local & shaping how the product evolves
  • Collaborating across teams at Axios to create stories that have impact & bringing stories to life across multiple platforms (online, video, broadcast, or podcast)

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

  • Experience covering news in Atlanta 
  • Excellent sources & ability to create new ones 
  • Strong reporting skills & comfort working in a fast-paced news environment & on deadline
  • Ability to break news & create conceptual scoops
  • Deep knowledge of the local market, including politics, business, and/or social issues
  • Background in understanding local & national news coverage more broadly
  • A belief in & dedication to writing in Smart Brevity 

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
  • Company-sponsored access to Ginger coaching & mental health support 
  • 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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