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Job ID: 5779
Job Views: 32
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 07.21.2021

Job Description

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 for Axios Charlotte!

Why it Matters: You’ll be a generalist reporter at heart but have a passion for writing about lifestyle topics like food and engaging in social media platforms like Instagram.

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 Axios Charlotte Reporters to ideate and collaborate on potential story ideas that would drive reader engagement on social media and beyond
  • Contribute to social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) for Axios Charlotte
  • Write lifestyle-focused articles for the Axios Charlotte newsletter and social platforms

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

  • Journalism and reporting experience
  • Familiarity with local food, music, social scene in Charlotte, NC
  • Understanding of how to craft messaging for different social platforms to drive engagement
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital and social media landscape

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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