Overview

Quick Take: Axios is a thriving, fast-growing media organization dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news in an audience-first format. After successfully  launching daily newsletters in 24 cities, we are expanding Axios Local to six more cities before year’s end. We are hiring two Editors (one in the west coast and one in Texas) to help support the production of these daily newsletters!

Why it Matters: This individual will work with Local Reporters in each market, and other senior newsroom leadership to guide Axios’ coverage of local news, connecting the dots between local, national, and 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, and skilled in execution to support this venture with the following responsibilities:

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

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

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

Don’t 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
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and 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 and 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

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Axios is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Axios makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Base salary for this role is in the range of $70,000-$95,000 and is dependent on numerous factors, including but not limited to location, work experience, and skills. This range does not include other compensation benefits.