Title: Associate Editor, Breaking News
The big picture: Axios is looking for a talented early-career editor to help steer breaking news coverage across Axios.com four evenings a week and on Saturday.
Between the lines: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills:
- Experience assisting or leading a breaking news desk, assigning stories and ensuring quality reporting and editing
- Experience identifying the most urgent news on the web as it emerges, moving quickly to turn around coverage while coordinating with the newsroom’s topical experts
- Familiarity with the competitive breaking news space on the web, including experience writing sharp headlines built for social media and SEO
- Experience with alerting news for app, email and social audiences
- Proven attention to detail on fact checking and copy editing
- Positive attitude and ability to thrive in fast-twitch, high pressure news environments
- Comfort with newsroom workflow tools and real-time analytics
- Willingness to work the following schedule: Noon to 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.
- Exceptional verbal communication and collaboration skills, especially in a remote-centric environment
- Competitive salary
- Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
- Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
- 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
- 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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