Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 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. We are hiring a reporter to cover Capitol Hill.
Why it Matters: We are expanding our Politics coverage to focus deeply on Hill leadership and big-picture strategy.
Go Deeper: Our Congressional Reporter will collaborate with our Politics team to report on the biggest stories and trends shaping the United States Congress, highlight the goals and motivations of congressional leaders, and break news to help shape the legislative agenda.
The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Axios’ mission. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to break stories, spot trends for longer-range coverage, and convey contextual meaning to developments on the beat. Ideal candidates will also have the following skills:
Deep experience on Capitol Hill, either as a journalist or staffer, and the ability to see past the daily noise to spot the news and trends that matter
Positive attitude and ability to collaborate and thrive in high-pressure news environments
Ability to represent Axios coverage at events and on external media channels
Commitment to the Axios mission and Smart Brevity style
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