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 Breaking News Reporter. 

Why it Matters: The Breaking News Reporter role allows early-career journalists to put their journalism skills and instincts into practice by writing for our breaking news desk. You’ll report and aggregate breaking stories that are worthy of our readers' time and occasionally report enterprise stories for Axios' newsletters. 

The Details: Breaking News Reporter will work closely with our team of Associate Editors to determine appropriate breaking news stories to feature on the Axios news stream. Breaking News Reporters will also have the opportunity to collaborate with beat reporters across the Axios newsroom on breaking news stories that intersect with our various coverage areas and on items for newsletters. Ideal candidates should embody a passion for Axios and Smart Brevity, an entrepreneurial spirit and possess the following skills:

  • Exceptional news and editorial judgement and instincts 
  • Ability to write clear, concise, accurate copy
  • Experience aggregating news stories and working in a breaking news environment
  • Outstanding work ethic and comfort in a very fast-paced environment
  • Eager to seek feedback and quick to incorporate feedback to grow and strengthen your skills 
  • Strong collaboration skills, with journalists across all levels 

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 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 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

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