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Axios // news, media & analysis
Media, Full Time    Arlington, VA// New York City// Remote    Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Quick Take: Axios is a new digital media company that gets you smarter, faster with news that matters. We're hiring a Data Visualization Editor!

Why it Matters: In this role, you will oversee all of our data visualization work, ensuring that we consistently apply Smart Brevity principles to our charts & diagrams, & that the end product is of the highest quality possible.

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

  • Good knowledge & facility with data which includes strong news/dataset judgement
  • Ability to collaborate in a fast-paced work environment
  • Openness to giving & receiving feedback
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, preferably in the news business
  • Excellent grasp of typography, color, & composition as it relates to data visualization
  • Technical proficiency in working with data
  • A good sense of where data fits into news
  • Experience in Adobe Illustrator is required
  • Experience in full Adobe Creative suite is preferred
  • Proven ability to manage teams to success

Go Deeper: For this role, we are very interested in candidates who have a background in news, statistics & data science, & who are interested in applying those skills in a journalistic context. They will be responsible for the following:

  • Managing the Dataviz team & making sure work is distributed properly
  • Mentoring & helping members of the Dataviz team improve at their craft
  • Working closely with the executive editor on strategic coverage goals & ensuring that the newsrooms dataviz needs are met
  • Identifying opportunities to collaborate on larger news projects, & organize resources accordingly
  • Acting in a player-coach role- helping with day-to-day work, pitching in on night & weekend shifts, & a playing lead role in large projects
  • Pitching & producing data-driven stories & working with other reporters to help them hone their data skills

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
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