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Associate Editor, Axios Local


Job ID: 62177
Job Views: 917
Location: Remote, , United States
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Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
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Posted: 06.26.2021

Job Description

Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. After a successful pilot launching daily newsletters in 5 cities, we are now expanding Axios Local to eight more cities --Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, DC, Nashville and Philadelphia.  We are hiring an Associate Editor to help support our Local initiative to support the production of these daily newsletters!

Why it Matters: This individual will work with the Local Editor, 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:

  • Partner with the Local Editor to oversee the production of daily local news coverage in select markets, specifically Axios Local’s newsletters
  • Work closely with the Local Editor and internal Axios editorial leadership to adapt Axios’ “Smart Brevity” style to local news, shape how the Local product evolves, and to 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
  • 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 
  • Classpass discount
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events


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