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 Politics Editor!

Why it Matters: We are looking for a talented player/coach to help steer our coverage after the 2020 election. This person will be a visionary who can edit and write for the Axios team as well as be well sourced in national politics.

Go Deeper: Working alongside our editorial leadership team, this person will support our reporters by crafting agenda-setting stories, guiding our coverage of the White House, Congress and politics and steer our agenda-setting newsletter Axios Sneak Peek.

The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Axios’ mission. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to break stories, spot trends for longer-range coverage, and convey contextual meaning to developments on the beat. Ideal candidates will also have the following skills:

  • A deep understanding of the political landscape, especially the power centers in Congress
  • A passion for political coverage and trends
  • Able to drive the conversation with conceptual scoops and trend stories
  • Ability to collaborate closely and effectively with internal and external audiences
  • Experience reporting and editing
  • Interest and experience in managing junior reporters
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed

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
  • 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 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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