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Reporter, DC

AXIOS Media

AXIOS Media

Marketing & Communications
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We're hiring a Reporter to cover the D.C. area as part of our growing local news initiative, which is extending our mission to America’s hometowns.

Why it matters: We're taking our Smart Brevity approach to local markets to help readers understand what’s happening in their own backyards. This reporter will help grow Axios D.C.'s reputation around Washington, getting readers smarter, faster on the news that matters to them. The reporter will connect the dots between local, national, and global developments to sharpen readers' understanding of the narratives shaping their lives.

Go deeper: We're looking for skilled writers who care deeply about local news and are obsessed with innovative ways to cover it. Requirements include:

  • Authoring the Axios D.C. newsletter, which features insights and scoops that matter most to the D.C.-area audience
  • A command of the DMV, along with the sourcing necessary to illuminate busy readers about their community
  • Helping to build Axios Local and shaping how the product evolves
  • Collaborating across teams at Axios to create stories that have impact and bring stories to life across multiple platforms (online, video, broadcast, or podcast)

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

  • Experience covering news in D.C.
  • Excellent sources and ability to create new ones
  • Strong reporting skills and comfort working in a fast-paced news environment and on deadline
  • Ability to break news and create conceptual scoops
  • Deep knowledge of the area, including politics, business and economic development, real estate, culture, and social issues
  • Background in understanding local and national news coverage more broadly
  • A belief in and dedication to writing in Smart Brevity

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
  • 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
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events