Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring our first General Counsel! 

Why it Matters: As the company continues to grow and evolve, we are eager to bring on in-house legal expertise to the Axios team. As the newest member to our executive team, the General Counsel will advise and guide Axios through the next stage of major milestones and decisions and help to ensure our team writ large continues to thrive. 

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

  • Advise all Axios executives and leaders on legal matters
  • Assess Axios’ legal processes to create and improve cross-functional systems, ensuring efficiency and legal rigor at Axios
  • Guide decision-makers on what legal matters should be handled in-house and what areas should be outsourced to specialists 
  • Manage relationships with all outsourced legal counsel 
  • Lead contract and legal document review process across all departments (could include documents related to sales transactions, trademarks, employment, speaking engagements, licensing agreements, vendor contracts, privacy policies, etc).  
  • Provide context and consultation for how strategic decisions will impact Axios and provide real world recommendations to help guide decision making 

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

  • Experience practicing in both law firm and growth-stage startup environments 
  • An exceptional ability to translate legal concepts and ideas to non-legal stakeholders and colleagues 
  • Highly collaborative, understanding the importance of strong working relationships with colleagues at all levels and across all departments
  • Comfort with planning and decision making at the most strategic levels of the company paired with the ability to transition to operational and tactical day-to-day responsibilities with ease
  • Highly skilled at pairing a company’s business objectives with legal expertise to provide strategic-level guidance and recommendations
  • A belief in and commitment to Axios’ diversity, equity, and inclusion value

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
  • Company equity
  • Cell phone bill reimbursement
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per month
  • $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 
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events 

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