Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage media company dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We're hiring an Associate Editorial Director to join our award-winning events team!

Why it matters: Axios has built a newsroom of talented journalists committed to providing our readers the most trustworthy information in the most efficient way possible. Reporting to the Editorial Director of Axios Events, the Associate Editorial Director will play a critical role in producing newsworthy events content as Axios continues our incredible growth trajectory. 

Go deeper: This role has multiple responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Pitch, research and write event concepts and recap articles as assigned
  • Build attendee lists for editorial roundtables across a variety of topics
  • Prep moderators for interviews by putting together research, scripts and questions
  • Serve as an editorial producer onsite for events
  • Live tweet newsy segments as assigned
  • Ensure that our events portfolio reflects our editorial standards, diverse points of view, and help Axios stay at the forefront of news

The details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for Axios’ mission, journalism and have the following skills:

  • 3-5 years of journalism experience
  • Events experience is highly preferred
  • TV news producing experience is highly preferred
  • Experience working with editors and reporters in a newsroom
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Familiarity with Axios Smart Brevity writing style and communication
  • Proven editorial judgment 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital and social media landscape
  • Possesses a diverse and extensive rolodex
  • Ability to perform in high-pressure situations and meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Video editing experience a plus

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
  • 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
  • Company-sponsored access to Ginger coaching and mental health support 
  • 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


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.

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