Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format to readers around the country and locally, here in Charlotte. Axios Charlotte, formerly Charlotte Agenda, is hiring an Investigative News Reporter for an 18-month contract!
Why it matters: You’ll land daily scoops that build to big investigative reports for our website and daily newsletter on topics that matter for Charlotte readers — from affordable housing to the long-term ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.
Go deeper: The Investigative Fellow will create big stories in a fast-growing, complex city.
You’ll hold the powerful accountable and be a voice for the vulnerable.
You’ll be as comfortable diving through documents as you are sitting with a struggling family or asking tough questions of officials.
Your stories will reach readers beyond the website and carry over to the Axios Charlotte Instagram account and our newsletter.
You’ll help make Charlotte a more honest, transparent, interesting city, and you’ll be driven by a desire to make it a better place to live.
Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Axios Charlotte’s mission. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to break stories and go deeper on long-range investigation projects. Ideal candidates will also have the following skills:
Experience in investigative journalism
Positive attitude and ability to thrive in high-pressure news environments
Highly collaborative mindset
An understanding of how to distribute coverage people care about across all our social handles, but especially Instagram
Commitment to the Axios mission and Smart Brevity style
Competitive salary: $70,000-$80,000
Terms: 18 months of employment through a Knight Foundation grant
Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
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
Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes